Battlestar Galactica (2005)

Battlestar Galactica (2005)

After blasting away the competition to become the most-watched cable miniseries of 2003, "Battlestar Galactica" returns as a one-hour weekly drama. The show reunites the entire cast and creative team behind the miniseries, including stars Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, and Grace Park. The new "Galactica" series picks up where the hit mini-series left off. After engaging in a losing battle against the Cylons, humanity's last remnants fled in search of a new home, a mythical planet called Earth. With waning supplies, weapons and hope, Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) realize that their problems are far greater than the immediate threat of Cylons. On their shoulders rests the very survival of humankind.
After blasting away the competition to become the most-watched cable miniseries of 2003, "Battlestar Galactica" returns as a one-hour weekly drama. The show reunites the entire cast and creative team behind the miniseries, including stars Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, and Grace Park. The new "Galactica" series picks up where the hit mini-series left off. After engaging in a losing battle against the Cylons, humanity's last remnants fled in search of a new home, a mythical planet called Earth. With waning supplies, weapons and hope, Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) realize that their problems are far greater than the immediate threat of Cylons. On their shoulders rests the very survival of humankind.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

  • 1. 33

    Original air date: 01/14/2005 Runtime: 44:40 min.

    Original air date: 01/14/2005 Runtime: 44:40 min. Five days have passed since last left Galactica, and in those five days, the Cylons have been chasing our people every step of the way. Every time Galactica and the fleet make a Jump, there is a 33 minute window before the Cylons Jump to their location and the fleet has to Jump away - then another 33 minute respite before the Cylons show up again. How the Cylons are following them and why it takes 33 minutes to make the follow-up Jump are questions no one has the answers to, and all our heroes can do at the moment is keep Jumping and hope that they'll find a way to shake their pursuers.

  • 2. Water

    Original air date: 01/14/2005 Runtime: 43:42 min.

    Original air date: 01/14/2005 Runtime: 43:42 min. Lt. Sharon Valerii wakes up soaking wet in the tool room with an explosive charge in her duffel bag. Shortly afterward, a mysterious explosion destroys all the port-side water tanks on Galactica, creating a crisis for the entire fleet.

  • 3. Bastille Day

    Original air date: 01/21/2005 Runtime: 43:42 min.

    Original air date: 01/21/2005 Runtime: 43:42 min. The fleet has found a source of water, but who will take on the difficult and dangerous job of mining it from the icy planet? Commander Adama and President Roslin send Lee to the Astral Queen, a prisoner transport ship, with an offer for its inmates: Volunteer for this mission and earn "freedom points."

  • 4. Act of Contrition

    Original air date: 01/28/2005 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 01/28/2005 Runtime: 43:34 min. After a flight deck accident kills 13 pilots and wounds many others, Kara is thrust into service as a flight instructor and ordered to turn a group of civilian pilots and academy washouts into full-fledged Viper pilots.

  • 5. You Can't Go Home Again

    Original air date: 02/04/2005 Runtime: 43:42 min.

    Original air date: 02/04/2005 Runtime: 43:42 min. "When Lt. Kara Thrace goes missing in action after encountering a Cylon patrol while on a training mission, Commander Adama feels responsible--especially in light of her recent admission that she blames herself for his son Zak's death. "

  • 6. Litmus

    Original air date: 02/11/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min.

    Original air date: 02/11/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min. As Galactica passes another seemingly routine night, a man who we know as Doral (the Cylon model who disguised himself as a PR man) stealths his way through the ship with a block of G-4 attached to his chest. When the Cylon-turned suicide bomber finally detonates himself, the actual damage isn't as bad as it could have been (Three are dead, while Commander Adama barely missed the blast's impact thanks to Colonel Tigh's instinct), but the collateral damage will be far worse.

  • 7. Six Degrees of Separation

    Original air date: 02/18/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min.

    Original air date: 02/18/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min. Another day, another argument between Gauis Baltar and Number Six. He wants to have sex, she wants to talk about God. Despite everything that's happened, part of him – a big part of him – still looks upon her as a mirage, certainly not someone to verse him in the mysteries of the universe. He is pulled out of his fantasy by a call to CIC. When he walks in, Six is already in CIC…Talking to Commander Adama? Everyone can see her! Baltar feels himself coming unmoored, when the hammer falls: Six (calling herself Shelly Godfrey) has called Baltar out as a traitor and tells Adama and everyone else that he’s 'the man responsible for the (Cylon) holocaust.'

  • 8. Flesh and Bone

    Original air date: 02/25/2005 Runtime: 43:44 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/2005 Runtime: 43:44 min. President Laura Roslin has just awakened from a nightmare – during which the Cylon Leoben chases her through the woods – when she is informed that a Cylon, Leoben, has been captured aboard the Gemenon Traveler, a civilian ship. It seems the decision to go public with their knowledge of the Cylons has paid off, as Leoben was identified from photographs that were passed around the fleet. Commander Adama wants the Cylon executed immediately. But Laura demands that the prisoner be interrogated, a request that Adama reluctantly agrees to, though only if Kara Thrace is the one doing the questioning.

  • 9. Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down

    Original air date: 03/04/2005 Runtime: 43:44 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2005 Runtime: 43:44 min. At the end of the previous episode, President Laura Roslin was left with five little words that have been eating at her. "Commander Adama is a Cylon." Of course, it was a Cylon who told her on his way to execution, but still, in these times, one doesn’t know just who might be a Cylon. Things are further complicated when Adama shows up with Colonel Saul Tigh's wife Ellen in tow. Ellen was long-presumed dead and when Saul sees her he’s overcome with joy. Adama is more guarded however, as he doesn’t quite buy Ellen's story – that she was in a hospital unconscious – given her history of marital infidelity. While Adama wants to make Tigh happy, he first wants Ellen tested as a Cylon (on the sly) before giving his full approval.

  • 10. The Hand of God

    Original air date: 03/11/2005 Runtime: 43:40 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2005 Runtime: 43:40 min. The fleet only has enough Tylium Fuel to make a few more jumps, so Commander Adama sends a search party to nearby star systems. Sharon and Crashdown return with good news and bad. They've found huge tylium deposits on an asteroid just one jump away, but there is a Cylon base there, with hundreds of Raiders guarding the fuel. Adama insists that while they know where the Cylons are, the Cylons don’t know where Galactica is. He wants to take the fight to the enemy. It’s a big gamble: if they win, they'll have all the fuel they need; if they lose, the entire human race will perish.

  • 11. Colonial Day

    Original air date: 03/18/2005 Runtime: 43:40 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2005 Runtime: 43:40 min. It’s Colonial Day - a holiday celebrating the establishment of the Twelve Colonies - the first Colonial Day since the Cylon attacks. Laura Roslin insists on celebration because she believes that upholding traditions will inspire people to embrace the future. Also, with her own health uncertain, she knows she must choose a successor and Colonial Day will be an ideal time to announce her candidate for Vice President. Surviving representatives from each of the twelve colonies are sent to the ship to help elect a Vice-President, though Laura assumes it won't be much trouble to get her choice, Wallace Gray, pushed through. Dr. Baltar is one of Caprica's delegates while a familiar face represents Sagittarian: Tom Zarek.

  • 12. Kobol's Last Gleaming, Pt 1

    Original air date: 03/25/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min.

    Original air date: 03/25/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min. Part 1 of 2. While flying a supply patrol, Crashdown and Sharon Valerii discover a bountiful planet that can support human life. Indeed, it might be Kobol, the legendary "home of the gods."

  • 13. Kobol's Last Gleaming, Pt. 2

    Original air date: 04/01/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min.

    Original air date: 04/01/2005 Runtime: 43:41 min. Part 2 of 2. When Commander Adama learns that Kara disobeyed orders and Jumped to Caprica on orders from President Roslin, he demands the president's resignation, with the implied threat of a military coup.