The second war against the Cylons is over and The Twelve Colonies have been destroyed. Now Commander Adama of the Battlestar Galatica and President Laura Roslin lead a ragtag fleet of refugees in a supposed search for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth. However, the dangers they face are many which compound an already difficult situation. In addition to the Cylons hunting and attacking the fleet in space and their infiltrator units carrying out sabotage-even as their former unwitting pawn, Gaius Baltar, helps in the hunt for them while hiding both his own guilt and the strange presence that haunts his every thought, the fleet also faces internal political conflict in which the rabble-rousing figure, Tom Zarek, is merely the loudest dissenting voice, not to mention recurring shortages of food, water and even oxygen. In the midst of these trials, however, clues begin to appear to suggest that Adama's bluff about finding Earth might hold more truthful than anyone could have guessed. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The world is over. The fight has just begun.
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Did You Know?
When the writers' strike happened, eleven episodes of season four had been filmed. Not knowing how long the strike would last or whether the show was going to return after it, the network and Ronald D. Moore
decided not to wait and aired the first ten episodes, taking advantage of the cliffhanger that ended episode ten because it worked as a series finale. When the strike ended, the remaining nine episodes were green-lighted and the show could finish on Moore's terms. See more
In the miniseries pilot, Colonel Tigh says no one has attempted a jump in 20 or 22 years, yet, a few minutes later, just as they execute the jump, Cally observes that she "hates this part". This is actually not a mistake however as Cally is referring to having experienced jumps many times through training simulations. See more
Commander William Adama
[Cain has not given Tyrol and Helo the courts martial that she promised she would, and has sentenced them to death. Adama argues over the radio
You told me they'd get a fair trial. What kind of trial could they have possibly had?
Admiral Helena Cain
I assure you I heard them out. I weighed their statements against those of the guards and I took into consideration their service records and commendations. It was a difficult decision Commander, but I dare say it was a fair one.
Commander William Adama
They have the right to have...
Opening title cards read for the second season: "The cylons were created by man. They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan." See more
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