List of Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) episodes

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Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore as a re-imagining of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica television series created by Glen A. Larson. The series first aired as a three-hour miniseries (comprising four broadcast hours) in December 2003 on the Sci-Fi Channel. The television series debuted in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on October 18, 2004, and premiered in the United States on the Sci-Fi Channel on January 14, 2005.

The story arc of Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans live on a series of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with a cybernetic race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. With the unwitting help of a human named Gaius Baltar, the Cylons, now in human form, launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only approximately 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian spaceships that avoided destruction. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William "Bill" Adama and President Laura Roslin, the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.

Series overview[edit]

Product Episodes DVD release date Blu-ray Disc
release date
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Miniseries (2003) 2 December 28, 2004[1] March 1, 2004[2] April 16, 2004[3] N/A
Season 1 (2004–05) 13 September 20, 2005[4] March 28, 2005[5] August 15, 2006[6] January 5, 2010[4]1
Season 2 (2005–06) 20 Season 2.0: December 20, 2005[4] August 28, 2006[7] April 4, 2007[8] April 6, 2010[9]
Season 2.5: September 19, 2006[4]
Season 3 (2006–07) 20 March 18, 2008[4] September 3, 2007[10] November 20, 2007[11] July 27, 2010[12]
Razor2 (2007) Film December 4, 2007[4] December 26, 2007[13] August 20, 2008[14] December 28, 2010[4]
Season 4 (2008–09) 20 Season 4.0: January 6, 2009[4] Season 4: October 6, 2008[15] Season 4: Part 1: December 3, 2008[16] January 4, 2011[4]
Season 4.5: July 28, 2009[4] The Final Season: June 1, 2009[17] Season 4: Part 2: July 28, 2009[18]
The Plan (2009) Film October 27, 2009[4] May 10, 2010[19] December 7, 2009[20] October 27, 2009[4]
Other releases
Miniseries & Seasons 1–3 55 N/A October 22, 2007[21] December 4, 2007[22] N/A
Miniseries & Seasons 1–43 65 & Film N/A October 6, 2008[23] N/A N/A
The Complete Series4 75 & Film July 28, 2009[4] September 21, 2009[24] N/A July 28, 2009[4]
The Complete Collection5 75 & 2 Films N/A N/A December 7, 2009[25] N/A
The Complete Series 75 & 2 Films April 6, 2010[4] N/A March 8, 2010[26] April 6, 2010[4]

Notes:

  1. ^ In addition to the Blu-ray Disc releases, this set was also released on HD DVD, on December 4, 2007.[4]
  2. ^ Razor, though being a television movie, is considered to be the first two episodes of season 4, hence the fourth season is technically 22 episodes and runs from 2007 to 2009.
  3. ^ This set does not contain the second half of Season 4, also known as The Final Season.
  4. ^ This set does not contain The Plan.
  5. ^ This set also contains the complete 1978 Battlestar Galactica series, including Galactica 1980.

Miniseries (2003)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date Survivor
count
"Part 1" Michael Rymer Ronald D. Moore December 8, 2003 (2003-12-08) Unspecified
The decommissioning of the Battlestar Galactica is interrupted by a surprise attack on the Twelve Colonies by the Cylons
"Part 2" Michael Rymer Ronald D. Moore December 9, 2003 (2003-12-09) 50,298
Recently sworn in as the new Colonial President, Laura Roslin manages to gather up all surviving elements of humanity into a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" and seeks the protection of the Galactica. Faced with the reality of being hopelessly outgunned and outnumbered, Adama decides to escape with the civilian craft and seek out a new home for humanity — a mythical planet of fellow humans somewhere in the galaxy known only as "Earth." 

Television series[edit]

Season 1 (2004–05)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Survivor
count
1 1 "33" Michael Rymer Ronald D. Moore October 18, 2004 (2004-10-18) 49,998
2 2 "Water" Marita Grabiak Ronald D. Moore October 25, 2004 (2004-10-25) 47,973
3 3 "Bastille Day" Allan Kroeker Toni Graphia November 1, 2004 (2004-11-01) 47,958
4 4 "Act of Contrition" Rod Hardy Bradley Thompson & David Weddle November 8, 2004 (2004-11-08) 47,958
5 5 "You Can't Go Home Again" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Carla Robinson November 15, 2004 (2004-11-15) 47,945
6 6 "Litmus" Rod Hardy Jeff Vlaming November 22, 2004 (2004-11-22) 47,945
7 7 "Six Degrees of Separation" Robert Young Michael Angeli November 29, 2004 (2004-11-29) 47,942
8 8 "Flesh and Bone" Brad Turner Toni Graphia December 6, 2004 (2004-12-06) 47,938
9 9 "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" Edward James Olmos Jeff Vlaming December 13, 2004 (2004-12-13) 47,905
10 10 "The Hand of God" Jeff Woolnough Bradley Thompson & David Weddle January 3, 2005 (2005-01-03) 47,905
11 11 "Colonial Day" Jonas Pate Carla Robinson January 10, 2005 (2005-01-10) 47,898
12 12 "Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 1)" Michael Rymer Story by: David Eick
Teleplay by: Ronald D. Moore
January 17, 2005 (2005-01-17) 47,897
13 13 "Kobol's Last Gleaming (Part 2)" Michael Rymer Story by: David Eick
Teleplay by: Ronald D. Moore
January 24, 2005 (2005-01-24) 47,887

Season 2 (2005–06)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Survivor
count
Part 1
14 1 "Scattered" Michael Rymer David Weddle & Bradley Thompson July 15, 2005 (2005-07-15) 47,875
15 2 "Valley of Darkness" Michael Rymer David Weddle & Bradley Thompson July 22, 2005 (2005-07-22) 47,874
16 3 "Fragged" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin July 29, 2005 (2005-07-29) 47,862
17 4 "Resistance" Allan Kroeker Toni Graphia August 5, 2005 (2005-08-05) 47,861
18 5 "The Farm" Rod Hardy Carla Robinson August 12, 2005 (2005-08-12) 47,857
19 6 "Home (Part 1)" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan David Eick August 19, 2005 (2005-08-19) 47,858
20 7 "Home (Part 2)" Jeff Woolnough David Eick & Ronald D. Moore August 26, 2005 (2005-08-26) 47,855
21 8 "Final Cut" Robert Young Mark Verheiden September 9, 2005 (2005-09-09) 47,853
22 9 "Flight of the Phoenix" Michael Nankin David Weddle & Bradley Thompson September 16, 2005 (2005-09-16) 47,853
23 10 "Pegasus" Michael Rymer Anne Cofell Saunders September 23, 2005 (2005-09-23) 49,605
Part 2
24 11 "Resurrection Ship (Part 1)" Michael Rymer Story by: Anne Cofell Saunders
Teleplay by: Michael Rymer
January 6, 2006 (2006-01-06) 49,604
25 12 "Resurrection Ship (Part 2)" Michael Rymer Michael Rymer & Ronald D. Moore January 13, 2006 (2006-01-13) 49,604
26 13 "Epiphanies" Rod Hardy Joel Anderson Thompson January 20, 2006 (2006-01-20) 49,598
27 14 "Black Market" James Head Mark Verheiden January 27, 2006 (2006-01-27) 49,597
28 15 "Scar" Michael Nankin David Weddle & Bradley Thompson February 3, 2006 (2006-02-03) 49,593
29 16 "Sacrifice" Rey Villalobos Anne Cofell Saunders February 10, 2006 (2006-02-10) 49,590
30 17 "The Captain's Hand" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Jeff Vlaming February 17, 2006 (2006-02-17) 49,584
31 18 "Downloaded" Jeff Woolnough Bradley Thompson & David Weddle February 24, 2006 (2006-02-24) 49,579
32 19 "Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1)" Michael Rymer Ronald D. Moore March 3, 2006 (2006-03-03) 49,579
33 20 "Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 2)" Michael Rymer Anne Cofell Saunders & Mark Verheiden March 10, 2006 (2006-03-10) 49,550

Season 3 (2006–07)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Survivor
count
34 1 "Occupation" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Ronald D. Moore October 6, 2006 (2006-10-06) Unspecified
35 2 "Precipice" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Ronald D. Moore October 6, 2006 (2006-10-06) Unspecified
36 3 "Exodus (Part 1)" Félix Enríquez Alcalá Bradley Thompson & David Weddle October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13) Unspecified
37 4 "Exodus (Part 2)" Félix Enríquez Alcalá Bradley Thompson & David Weddle October 20, 2006 (2006-10-20) Unspecified
38 5 "Collaborators" Michael Rymer Mark Verheiden October 27, 2006 (2006-10-27) 41,435
39 6 "Torn" Jean de Segonzac Anne Cofell Saunders November 3, 2006 (2006-11-03) 41,422
40 7 "A Measure of Salvation" Bill Eagles Michael Angeli November 10, 2006 (2006-11-10) 41,420
41 8 "Hero" Michael Rymer David Eick November 17, 2006 (2006-11-17) 41,421
42 9 "Unfinished Business" Robert Young Michael Taylor December 1, 2006 (2006-12-01) 41,422
43 10 "The Passage" Michael Nankin Jane Espenson December 8, 2006 (2006-12-08) 41,420
44 11 "The Eye of Jupiter" Michael Rymer Mark Verheiden December 15, 2006 (2006-12-15) 41,402
45 12 "Rapture" Michael Rymer Bradley Thompson & David Weddle January 21, 2007 (2007-01-21) 41,401
46 13 "Taking a Break from All Your Worries" Edward James Olmos Michael Taylor January 28, 2007 (2007-01-28) 41,403
47 14 "The Woman King" Michael Rymer Michael Angeli February 11, 2007 (2007-02-11) 41,401
48 15 "A Day in the Life" Rod Hardy Mark Verheiden February 18, 2007 (2007-02-18) 41,398
49 16 "Dirty Hands" Wayne Rose Jane Espenson & Anne Cofell Saunders February 25, 2007 (2007-02-25) 41,400
50 17 "Maelstrom" Michael Nankin Bradley Thompson & David Weddle March 4, 2007 (2007-03-04) 41,400
51 18 "The Son Also Rises" Robert Young Michael Angeli March 11, 2007 (2007-03-11) 41,399
52 19 "Crossroads (Part 1)" Michael Rymer Michael Taylor March 18, 2007 (2007-03-18) Unspecified
53 20 "Crossroads (Part 2)" Michael Rymer Mark Verheiden March 25, 2007 (2007-03-25) Unspecified

Razor (2007)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Survivor
count
54/55 1/2 Razor Félix Enríquez Alcalá Michael Taylor November 24, 2007 (2007-11-24) 49,579
A series of flashbacks reveal the chronicles of the Battlestar Pegasus and its crew from the initial Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies, up to its meeting with Galactica, while Apollo's new XO deals with the harsh reality of Admiral Cain's legacy. The narrative fits into season 2 between the episodes "The Captain's Hand" and "Downloaded." 

Season 4 (2008–09)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Survivor
count
Part 1
56 3 "He That Believeth in Me" Michael Rymer Bradley Thompson & David Weddle April 4, 2008 (2008-04-04) 39,698
57 4 "Six of One" Anthony Hemingway Michael Angeli April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11) 39,676
58 5 "The Ties That Bind" Michael Nankin Michael Taylor April 18, 2008 (2008-04-18) 39,676
59 6 "Escape Velocity" Edward James Olmos Jane Espenson April 25, 2008 (2008-04-25) 39,675
60 7 "The Road Less Traveled" Michael Rymer Mark Verheiden May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02) 39,676
61 8 "Faith" Michael Nankin Seamus Kevin Fahey May 9, 2008 (2008-05-09) 39,675
62 9 "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?" Wayne Rose Michael Angeli May 16, 2008 (2008-05-16) 39,673
63 10 "Sine Qua Non" Rod Hardy Michael Taylor May 27, 2008 (2008-05-27) 39,674
64 11 "The Hub" Paul Edwards Jane Espenson June 6, 2008 (2008-06-06) 39,673
65 12 "Revelations" Michael Rymer Bradley Thompson & David Weddle June 13, 2008 (2008-06-13) 39,665
Part 2
66 13 "Sometimes a Great Notion" Michael Nankin Bradley Thompson & David Weddle January 16, 2009 (2009-01-16) 39,651
67 14 "A Disquiet Follows My Soul" Ronald D. Moore Ronald D. Moore January 23, 2009 (2009-01-23) 39,644
68 15 "The Oath" John Dahl Mark Verheiden January 30, 2009 (2009-01-30) 39,643
69 16 "Blood on the Scales" Wayne Rose Michael Angeli February 6, 2009 (2009-02-06) 39,603
70 17 "No Exit" Gwyneth Horder-Payton Ryan Mottesheard February 13, 2009 (2009-02-13) 39,556
71 18 "Deadlock" Robert Young Jane Espenson February 20, 2009 (2009-02-20) 39,556
72 19 "Someone to Watch Over Me" Michael Nankin Bradley Thompson & David Weddle February 27, 2009 (2009-02-27) 39,556
73 20 "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" Edward James Olmos Michael Taylor March 6, 2009 (2009-03-06) 39,521
74 21 "Daybreak (Part 1)" Michael Rymer Ronald D. Moore March 13, 2009 (2009-03-13) 39,516
75 22 "Daybreak (Parts 2 & 3)" Michael Rymer Ronald D. Moore March 20, 2009 (2009-03-20) 39,406[27]

The Plan (2010)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date Survivor
count
The Plan Edward James Olmos Jane Espenson January 10, 2010 (2010-01-10) Unspecified
As two John Cavil Cylons wait to be blown out of a Galactica' airlock, they discuss their opposing opinions on the plan to annihilate humankind. They reflect on their own experiences with the humans since the attack on the Twelve Colonies, their roles in the orchestration of the Cylon agents onboard the Galactica, and efforts to sabotage the resistance effort on Caprica come to light. 

Webisodes (2006–09)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by First webisode Final webisode Survivor
count
The Resistance Wayne Rose Bradley Thompson & David Weddle September 5, 2006 (2006-09-05) October 5, 2006 (2006-10-05) 39,192
The Cylons' occupation of New Caprica results in the formation of a human resistance movement determined to undermine the Cylons' attempt to assimilate the remainder of humanity. 
Razor Flashbacks Wayne Rose & Félix Enríquez Alcalá Michael Taylor October 5, 2007 (2007-10-05) November 16, 2007 (2007-11-16) Unspecified
During the later stages of the First Cylon War, a young Lt. William Adama discovers, by chance, an abandoned lab where the Cylons conducted gruesome experiments with live human subjects. 
The Face of the Enemy Wayne Rose Jane Espenson & Seamus Kevin Fahey December 12, 2008 (2008-12-12) January 12, 2009 (2009-01-12) Unspecified
Nine days after finding Earth, Lt. Gaeta is onboard a Raptor with several of Galactica's crew and Cylon Eights en route to the Zephyr when a Cylon threat forces the fleet to jump. During the chaos, the Raptor is separated from rest of the fleet and while waiting for a rescue, the passengers and crew mysteriously begin to die off one by one. 

Broadcast ratings[edit]

Season Number of episodes Premiere Finale Average viewership
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
4 22 April 4, 2008 2.1[28] March 20, 2009 2.4[29] 2.3[29]

Online availability[edit]

In January 2006, Apple began offering the miniseries, season 1 and season 2 episodes for purchase on the U.S. version of its iTunes Store.[30] In December 2007, the Battlestar Galactica episodes were removed from iTunes along with other NBC Universal content.[31] The episodes returned to iTunes when NBC Universal announced their return to iTunes in September 2008.[32] In February 2009, the series became available in high-definition format at the UK iTunes Store.[33]

The series has also been available via Amazon Instant Video,[34] Hulu,[35] Netflix[36] and PlayStation Network.[37]

References[edit]

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  27. ^ There is no survivor count given in the aired version of the episode. It was split into three separate episodes on iTunes, Amazon Unbox, and other online providers, and the "third part", "Daybreak, Part 3" gives a survivor count of 39,406, which is relevant to the beginning of the episode at which The Colony has just been ordered to stand down. Later in the episode, when the fleet is orbiting the new Earth, Admiral Adama gives the last survivor count of the Colonials, putting the count at approximately "38,000." Thereafter the population assimilates with/into the society of the native Earth humans, and 150,000 years later, the population of the descendants of the Colonials is 6,760,000,000.
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