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> Description 
This new series was promoted as a "re-imagining" of the Universal Studios late-1970s movie and television series Battlestar Galactica. It was not simply a remake of the original but a new direction taken from the same original premise, analogous to a "reboot" in comic books.

The new series departs from the original in several respects, most notably in the recasting of several key characters from male to female, and the introduction of the notion that the Cylons, the robotic enemies of the humans, had evolved into a range of twelve types of highly sophisticated cyborgs, including some 'models' that are virtually identical to humans. The look of the new series also benefits from recent advances in computer-generated imaging and digital special effects.

Although purists from the original series's fandom loudly disapproved of changes to the premise, the show was the highest-rated cable miniseries of 2003. In fact, it has been the highest rated original program in the Sci Fi Channel's history. Its strong audience draw was enough to prompt the channel to commission a new ongoing television series, the first episode of which drew an estimated 850,000 viewers (5% multichannel viewer share) on its world premiere on Sky One. Furthermore, the miniseries and the subsequent weekly series have enjoyed general critical acclaim as being superior to the original, and in the tradition of Star Trek, the writers use science fiction to examine contemporary social, moral and ethical issues in allegory.

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> Airing History & Information 
Premiere December 8, 2003
Episodes 25 (as of Sept 2005)
Network Sci-Fi Channel
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
> Cast 
Jamie Bamber....   Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama
Edward James Olmos....   Commander William Adama
James Callis....   Gaius Baltar
Katee Sackhoff....   Lieutenant Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Grace Park....   Lieutenant Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Tricia Helfer....   Number Six
Mary McDonnell....   President Laura Roslin

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'Galactica' Special to Premiere on iTunes
(Posted December 23, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

With all of the networks rushing to make programming available for iPod viewing, Sci Fi Channel is breaking some iTunes barrier or other with the premiere of "Sci Fi Inside: Battlestar Galactica." < ... [More Information]

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'Galactica' Battles on at Sci Fi
(Posted November 17, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

The Cylon war won't be ending anytime soon.

The Sci Fi Channel has picked up its acclaimed series "Battlestar Galactica" for a third season, making official what has been suspected for some time. ... [More Information]

Source: Zap2it
 

Battlestar Galactica new season tonight
(Posted July 14, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

When we last saw the space-age citizens of "Battlestar Galactica," President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) refused Commander Adama's (Edward James Olmos) demand for her ... [More Information]

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