Premiers 01/14/2005 at 7pm on SciFi
(They re-aired the mini last Saturday on NBC and tonight on SciFi, just in case anyone wants to get the full story)
In a distant galaxy lie The Twelve Colonies of Man, a civilization that has been at peace for some forty years with an empire of machines, the Cylons, who were created generations before as worker drones for mankind, but became independent, rose in rebellion, and launched war on their masters. Now, the Cylons have evolved into more human form, into machine-created biological beings, who seek to exterminate true biological humans. To this end they use a human scientist, Gaius, to help one of their infiltrators, known as #6, penetrate the Colonies' master defense mainframes; Gaius is reluctant but smitten by #6, a Cylon woman of seemingly insatiable sexual desire, and the result of their affair is a nuclear sneak-attack that obliterates the Colonies and the star navy deployed for their protection. One ship, however, survives, an obsolete battlestar known as the Galactica; scheduled for decommisioning, the Galactica instead must lead 50,000 surviving humans on a quest for a new homeworld, where they must bear children to rebuild their race. First, however, the Galactica must lead surviving ships of the Colonies to a weapons deployment base within a spatial storm, a rendezvous that leaves them trapped when two Cylon base stars track them down and open fire.
What's TVGuide.com say:
I thought that I would just put this out there, see if it floats. I loved the original series as a kid, and really enjoyed the mini-series last year. I know that there are many who thought the re-imagining was heresy, but I liked it. Having considerably more backstory and character development makes the story much more realistic.33/Water
The premier finds Adama (Edward James Olmos), President Roslin (Mary MacDonald), and the ragtag fleet embark on new voyages in riveting back to back tales that pick up from where 2003's mini left off. Old-School Galactica buffs may scoff at the revival (Sawbuck's a woman?) but so what? This series complex plots, deft acting, and stark cinematography are light years beyond ABC's 1978-80 original. In the opener, Cylon infiltration impels Adam to take ruthless action against a passenger ship. Later, an amnesiac Boomer (Grace Park) fears she has some how turned saboteur after an explosion drains the water supply.