• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 8, 2003
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. "Battlestar Galactica" not only lives up to its sci-fi gold-standard reputation but also should be considered straight up as one of television's most appealing dramas, no matter the genre.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    100
    One of TV’s boldest and best dramas.
  3. Reviewed by: Joanna Weiss
    100
    This is a show about religion, politics, parent-child relationships, and the moral dilemmas of insurgency. Consider it a workplace drama where the business is armed resistance.
  4. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    100
    "Galactica" is so beautifully designed, shot, edited and acted that you can practically smell and taste its emotional validity.
  5. "Battlestar Galactica" is one of the most politically relevant and necessarily bleak series on television today.
  6. One of TV's most invigorating and intellectually stimulating series.... provocative television that transcends its genre.
  7. 100
    Filled with strong writing, a colorful gallery of vivid characters and a rocking good mix of cool dialogue and explosive action, "Battlestar Galactica" rolls on as an intergalactic entertainment classic.
  8. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    Any show that can accommodate decadent cruelty, tragic bravery, and political divisiveness is one you ought to be watching, frakkin' spaceships or not.
  9. 90
    [The] third season... provides a[n] unpredictable, fascinating take on events dominating real-world headlines.
  10. More relevant and biting than it has ever been.
  11. 90
    The uninitiated may continue to write off "Battlestar Galactica" as the remake of a mediocre show, or as the domain of science fiction fans alone, but those who've watched the show more than once or twice know better.
  12. The acting, writing and directing are superb.
  13. It boldly goes where no man has gone before.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 290 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 129
  1. LeeAdama
    Mar 23, 2009
    10
    Best. Show. Ever.
  2. Clint
    Jan 15, 2007
    0
    Man this show is total crap. They use human cyclons cheep, They use 9mm, they drive humvees and world war 2 6 wheelers come on get real. Then Man this show is total crap. They use human cyclons cheep, They use 9mm, they drive humvees and world war 2 6 wheelers come on get real. Then they biker and fight so much i don Full Review »
  3. CylonsRule
    Aug 17, 2009
    5
    I am on the second season now. While I am enjoying the chance to revisit the concept that captured my imagination as a child, I do have to I am on the second season now. While I am enjoying the chance to revisit the concept that captured my imagination as a child, I do have to poke pins in my legs every time I watch an episode to keep from scoffing at the heavy-handed use of character cliche in this series. The drama seems highly synthetic, and much of the dialog is predictable. But, the show remains enjoyable enough for its special effects. Full Review »