Battlestar Galactica

Attempts to reduce sexual tension in the reimagining with creative recasting are generally regarded as successful.

Just The Facts

  1. Battlestar Galactica was a television show originally produced for ABC in 1978.
  2. In 2003, BSG was reimagined as a 3-hour mini-series, followed by a television series airing on Sci-Fi Channel from 2004 until 2009.
  3. BSG has become the darling of television critics and sports a hardcore fanbase, despite regular snubs by the Emmys and low ratings.
  4. Caprica, a prequel to the reimagined series, is scheduled to begin airing on Sci-Fi Channel in early 2010.

Cracked on Battlestar Galactica

The story of Battlestar Galactica begins a long time, uh, before now, in a galaxy far, far... from here. Humanity lives on 12 planets, called the Colonies of Kobol, until they are promptly wiped out by evil robots, called Cylons (featured in the Cracked article 6 Evil Henchmen Who Sucked at Their Job).

Luckily, there's some spaceships left, among them the titular Battlestar, with about 50,000 chronic alcoholics on board.  Rather than risk the survival of the human race in a badass space fight, they puss out and hightail it for Earth.  Their search for this mythical planet and the hope that it represents for a steady supply of tobacco and grain alcohol is the driving premise of the show.

The Original Series (1978)

Muffit II, star of the original 1978 series.
Muffit II, star of the original 1978 series.

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