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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 8, 2003
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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Universal acclaim- based on 168 Ratings

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  • Starring: Michelle Forbes
  • Summary: The final season picks up from last season's revelations of Cyclons amongst the crew and the return of the presumed deceased Starbuck.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. There are many small and wonderful dramatic accomplishments in the underappreciated gem that is Battlestar Galactica, but perhaps the most enduring is that what was conceived of as an epic space adventure has turned into a finely detailed, intimate drama.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    90
    Simply put, the journey of Battlestar Galactica is one long, exhilarating headtrip.
  4. The multitude of exegeses and theories devoted to major plot twists and minor details attest to the series’s enduring egghead appeal.
  5. 80
    Though Sci Fi only sent one Season 4 episode for review, it looks as though the prodigal pilot, as well as the rest of the Galactica crew, is in for a bumpy ride.
  6. Reviewed by: Thomas Conner
    75
    Never mind the feminine religious cult Baltar falls into in this premiere. Add that to the clue-packed promotional photograph circulating of the BSG cast mimicking "The Last Supper," and what began as a deep, dark sci-fi drama seems to be turning into an anti-Arthur C. Clarke religious tract.
  7. To be honest, I'm weary of Baltar and his endless visions/hallucinations, as I am of the fleet's wandering as the surviving colonists try, somewhat fitfully, to find their way back to a home planet none of them remembers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. Nov 29, 2012
    10
    Things are coming to a head for the characters of Galactica, with Starbuck's mad quest, grumblings of rebellion among the fleet, and theThings are coming to a head for the characters of Galactica, with Starbuck's mad quest, grumblings of rebellion among the fleet, and the shocking revelation of the final five (in one of the greatest scenes ever put to film.) I found this season to be a seamless continuation of the BSG story and an edge-of-your seat political thrill ride. Expand
  2. AndréB.
    Jun 28, 2008
    10
    This season has been good in so many levels... Many of the mysteries are discovered. Now it's about the characters... If there's This season has been good in so many levels... Many of the mysteries are discovered. Now it's about the characters... If there's one problem with this season so far, it's the fact that too much is happening too quickly. Expand
  3. MichaelL
    Mar 6, 2009
    10
    The best Frakkin show on TV! Possibly my favorite drama of all time and there's a ton I love over the years.
  4. JohnH.
    Apr 5, 2008
    9
    The only reason it gets a 9 and not a full 10 is that I'm wary of the all-female religious cult that Baltar has been adopted by...hmmm, The only reason it gets a 9 and not a full 10 is that I'm wary of the all-female religious cult that Baltar has been adopted by...hmmm, no one would EVER notice him being smuggled away in that bright orange blanket. Otherwise, BSG is as amazing and intelligent as ever. Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2013
    9
    Should go down as one the greats. Philosophical, spiritual, beautiful, ugly, violent, and most of the time extremely well done. This seriesShould go down as one the greats. Philosophical, spiritual, beautiful, ugly, violent, and most of the time extremely well done. This series I believe ranks in the top 5 of The Wire, Sopranos, and Breaking Bad. The shows human elements are so well constructed and by the time I hit the 4th season my brain was already melted. There are few wayward episodes that do not move the story forward, and some of the characters presences and acting are better than others, but believe this series fracking rocks. Expand
  6. AaronS
    Mar 10, 2009
    8
    A great concept. A good, but uneven start. Based on Whedon's track-record it's well worth giving it his usual period to mature.
  7. MarcoP
    Apr 23, 2009
    2
    This 4 season is the biggest delusion of my life (as a TV watcher of course.)

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