14 Behind-The-Scenes Fun Fraks From Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica (the 2004 reboot) had a weird trajectory: originally a one-off mini series, then under a sever-year contract, it was a show defined by change. Who would've thought that a story about humans just trying to survive the day... was made by a bunch of humans just trying to survive the day.

Here are some interesting tidbits that spun out of that turmoil:

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Edward James Olmos nearly ad-libbed the show inito debt. After Adama learns that Starbuck died, Olmos smashed a model boat that happened to be on loan

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The network stepped in to nix an on-screen suicide. After Palladino takes Colonel Tigh's wife hostage, he was originally going to off himself when Tig

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The tone of Battlestar was inspired by bad blood from behind the scenes of Star Trek. Having left Star Trek on less-than-great terms, Ronald D. Moore

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Edward James Olmos' anti-alien contract clause. Olmos refused to appear with any goofy Star Trek-y aliens: The first four-eyed monster that I see, I'Source: SYFY

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The darkest ad-lib: When counting off the casualties that dropped the living human count to 33, OImos tacked on a mournful. and ten suicides! Produc

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Cally was supposed to die in the third episode. LCOME BACK CAL Still an unnamed extra at the time, she was .supposed to be unceremoniously murdered by

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The significance of 33 minutes. RR.I .H There is none! Or at least, no symbolic significance. Moore says he figured it was enough time to finish a cou

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What happened to Boxey? He was introduced as something of a Cousin Oliver'- a cute new kid meant to spice things up. But Battlestar already had sO ma

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Why. was Number Six Number Six? The name is inspired by the 1960's British sci-fi The Prisoner, where Number Six was a prisoner who was being cons

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What happened to the Olympic Carrier? Thought to have been infiltrated by Cylons, the Olympic is shot down after it misses a jump. We don't know if th

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One Year Later was a drunk cop-out. After getting drinks at lunch while writing season two, Ronald D. Moore told David Eick I'm done, and phoned i

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The 'cut corners inside joke: CYLON Cylon SPEOFICATIONS Centurin Modet 0005 Sci-Fi encouraged producers to cut corners due to budgetary restrictionsSource: CinemaBlend

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The first So Say We All' moment was very real. Edward James Olmos ignored his blocking cues and initiated the call-and-response, which no one on setSource: TOR

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And They Have A Plan was wishful thinking. AND THEY HAVE A PLAN The show was supposed to be a mini series; of course the Cylons didn't have a plan tSource: ScreenRant