• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 8, 2003
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 173 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 173

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  1. RobZ
    Dec 14, 2009
    3
    What was a promising show ends in flames. Not enough imagination, too much space soap opera. The line between cylons and humans merge and there really is no difference. The contrast between machine and man from earlier seasons is lost. Everyone acts the same way. The mystery of the cylon is completely shredded by writers of the show. They show no characteristic of their condition or What was a promising show ends in flames. Not enough imagination, too much space soap opera. The line between cylons and humans merge and there really is no difference. The contrast between machine and man from earlier seasons is lost. Everyone acts the same way. The mystery of the cylon is completely shredded by writers of the show. They show no characteristic of their condition or background. All Cylons act like they just walked out of an episode of a reality show in the year 2008. Maybe the show is running out of money, maybe the show want to reach more audience, but at least think first before making crap up on the spot. Expand
  2. MarcoP
    Apr 23, 2009
    2
    This 4 season is the biggest delusion of my life (as a TV watcher of course.)
  3. KP
    Mar 17, 2009
    3
    I'm so bummed. I LOVED this show. But in my opinion it jumped the shark long ago. In fact it's now more like a soap opera than a sci-fi show. I think it all happened when Starbuck came back to life, and Apollo turned in his wings. The majority of the episodes after that were shaky. Some like chinese water torture. Too bad. It was a great show.
  4. OganK.
    Mar 24, 2009
    3
    I totally agree with MonoApe Ape. I loved the ship designs and technology elements in the series, and some philosophical references, but machines having FAITH !?! that is far from SCI-FI machines built to compute and rely on reference logic can never have such pointless faith and stuff. And whats up with all that god mumbo-jumbo. There were too many cliches and the uniforms the space I totally agree with MonoApe Ape. I loved the ship designs and technology elements in the series, and some philosophical references, but machines having FAITH !?! that is far from SCI-FI machines built to compute and rely on reference logic can never have such pointless faith and stuff. And whats up with all that god mumbo-jumbo. There were too many cliches and the uniforms the space marines are wearing are too much alike SWAT teams, the weapons they used are also not compatible with the general texture of the series. I MEAN come on if you are making a sci-fi and if its about a people that has nothing to do with us humans PLEASE give some time to design OIRIGINAL uniforms etc at least ! These are very crucial in a sci-fi, the watcher must lose contact with todays human society in order to enter into the atmosphere of what they are watching. In general I couldnt connect to the whole battlestar galactica concept I general found myself bored (except for the first season) watching. This series is a light sci-fi movie directed at general crowd who doesnt pay attention to detail and has little idea about sci-fi and philosophy. Big disappointment for me in general. Look at the real sci-fi works such as star wars and ghost in the shell, that is how sci-fi is made. IMAGINE DEEP. (cylons with ak-47's and 15000 yrs ago yeah right) - its like scientology. Expand
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    The series' brilliant conceit is that enemies are often sane and rational, and many good guys and gals are obsessed, flawed, and ruthless.
  2. 75
    Riveting as ever, Battlestar Galactica proves again that sci fi doesn't have to be clap trap.
  3. 100
    The premiere should please fans who consider Battlestar Galactica a landmark and entice newcomers to look at previous seasons on DVD.