|Genre||Science fiction, Drama|
|Created by||Ronald D. Moore|
|Starring||Edward James Olmos|
|Composer(s)||Bear McCreary, Richard Gibbs|
|Country of origin|| United States|
|No. Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. Ronald Dowl Moore (born 5 July 1964 in Chowchilla California) is a two-time Emmy Award -nominated American Screenwriter Edward James Olmos (born 24 February 1947) is an Emmy -winning and Academy Award -nominated American actor and director Mary McDonnell (born April 28, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated American film stage and television Actress. Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace Jamie St John Bamber Griffith (b 3 April, 1973) is a British Actor most famous for his roles as Major Lee "Apollo" Adama James Callis (born June 4, 1971) is a British actor He is best known for playing Dr Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11 1974 is a Canadian actress and former model, best known for her role as Number Six in the re-imagined Grace Park (born March 14 1974) is an American-Canadian actress of Korean descent Bear McCreary (born February 17 1979 is a classically trained Composer and Musician living in Los Angeles California. Richard “Ribbs” Gibbs (born in 1955 in Bay Village Ohio) is an American film composer and music producer most notable for his film work in Dr The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States of episodes||2 (mini-series), 62 (episodes to date), 10 (webisodes), 1 (TV movie), 7 (prequel webisodes)|
|Location(s)||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Running time||42 minutes (approx. The reimagined Battlestar Galactica was initially unveiled as a Science fiction Miniseries which was first broadcast on the Sci Fi The reimagined Battlestar Galactica was initially unveiled as a Science fiction Miniseries which was first broadcast on the Sci Fi Battlestar Galactica The Resistance is the collective title of 10 two- to five-minute " Webisodes quot (also known as a Web series) released exclusively Battlestar Galactica Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. Battlestar Galactica Razor Flashbacks is a collective title given to a series of seven Emmy award winning " Webisodes quot released in late 2007 Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal )|
|Original channel||Sci Fi Channel (US)|
Sky One (UK)
|Original run||December 8-9, 2003 (mini-series)|
October 18, 2004 – present
The Battlestar Galactica science fiction franchise, which began as a 1978 TV series, was "reimagined" in 2003 into the TV miniseries. Space (styled SPACE) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned and operated by CTVglobemedia Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Battlestar Galactica is an American Science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene Battlestar Galactica is a three-hour Miniseries written and produced by Ronald D The miniseries served as a backdoor pilot for a 2004 TV series. A television pilot is a test episode of an intended Television series. Battlestar Galactica is an Emmy and Peabody Award -winning serial drama Television program created by Ronald D Three seasons of the TV series have been completed and aired, along with a two-part prequel Battlestar Galactica: Razor, which also constitutes a preamble to the fourth season. Battlestar Galactica is an Emmy and Peabody Award -winning serial drama Television program created by Ronald D Battlestar Galactica Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. The fourth season, consisting of 20 additional episodes, began airing on 4 April 2008, and constitutes the finale for the series. Battlestar Galactica is an Emmy and Peabody Award -winning serial drama Television program created by Ronald D 
This new Battlestar Galactica is described as reimagined not only to avoid the negative connotations associated with the term remake, but also because it marked an entirely new direction for the franchise, while still based on the original premise; it is analogous to a reboot in comic books. A " remake' " is a term used to described something that has been done again sometimes with better Quality, and usually with more features Reboot, in serial Fiction, means a discarding of much or even all previous continuity in the series to start anew A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative
None of the previous efforts to remake or continue the story of Battlestar Galactica by Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, and original series star Richard Hatch involved using either the original cast or the original characters and plot proceeded beyond the development stage. Tom DeSanto (born in Edison New Jersey, 1968 is an American Film producer and screenwriter Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American Film director and Film producer. Richard Hatch (b May 21, 1945, in Santa Monica California) is an American actor 
Ronald D. Moore, executive producer and screenwriter of the new Battlestar Galactica, wrote in February 2003 of his desire to continue the story of Battlestar Galactica. Ronald Dowl Moore (born 5 July 1964 in Chowchilla California) is a two-time Emmy Award -nominated American Screenwriter Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made
The new Battlestar Galactica departs from the original in several ways. In terms of style and storytelling, it rejects the traditional televised science fiction styles of Star Trek (after which the original Battlestar Galactica series was conceived) in favor of what executive producer Ronald D. Moore calls "naturalistic science fiction. Ronald Dowl Moore (born 5 July 1964 in Chowchilla California) is a two-time Emmy Award -nominated American Screenwriter Naturalism is a movement in Theatre, film, and Literature that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality, as opposed to such " The new series emphasizes character drama in an edgy survivalist setting and has many of the characteristics of military science fiction, shedding the light-hearted action/adventure style of the original show. Military science fiction is a Subgenre of Science fiction in which the principal characters are members of a military service and an armed conflict is taking Among plot differences, the key characters of Starbuck and Boomer have been recast as female roles. The Cylons are the creation of man and a new breed of Cylon models now imitate humanoid appearance down to the cellular level. The Cylons are a Cybernetic Civilization at war with the Twelve Colonies of humanity in the Battlestar Galactica Science fiction The term " humanoid " refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a Human.
Ronald D. Moore tackled the reimagining with realism in mind, portraying the shows heroes as being part of a "flawed" humanity, and drawing inspiration from the September 11, 2001 attacks and their aftermath. In the reimagined series, many characters struggle with deep personal flaws; for example, Adama and his son have a profoundly dysfunctional relationship, while Colonel Tigh is an alcoholic. Their enemy is capable of living among them unnoticed and willing to carry out suicide attacks, allowing an exploration of moral and ethical issues brought up by the War on Terrorism. This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons The War on Terrorism (also known as the War on Terror) is the common term for the military political and legal, and ideological conflict and specifically for U The show has dealt with Cylon and human suicide bombers, the torture of prisoners, and a struggle motivated by intense religious differences. To add to this realism, the creative direction also redesigned Galactica with a decidedly 'retro' submarine look, approximating the function of an aircraft carrier, using bullets and missiles instead of directed-energy weapons such as lasers. Retro is a term used to describe denote or classify culturally outdated or aged trends modes or fashions from the overall postmodern past but have since that time become functionally A submarine is a Watercraft that can operate independently below water as distinct from a Submersible that has only limited underwater capability An aircraft carrier is a Warship designed with A directed-energy weapon ( DEW) is a type of weapon that emits Energy in an aimed direction without the means of a Projectile. A laser is a device that emits Light ( Electromagnetic radiation) through a process called Stimulated emission.
The first production to be set in the reimagined universe was the miniseries first broadcast on the Sci Fi Channel on December 8, 2003. A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. From that followed a regular television series which premiered on Sky One in the UK and Ireland on October 18, 2004 and on Sci Fi Channel in the U.S. on January 14, 2005. A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A spin-off prequel series called Caprica has been announced and a DVD movie has been produced. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing A prequel is a work that portrays events and/or aspects of a previously completed narrative but is set prior to the existing narrative Caprica is a proposed television series set in the fictional Battlestar Galactica universe Battlestar Galactica Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series.
In other media, the filmed series has spawned an Xbox/PlayStation 2 game by Warthog Games and a 2006 comic book series by Dynamite Entertainment. The Xbox is a sixth-generation Video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. Warthog Games Limited was a UK-based video game developer located in Cheadle, near Stockport, with studios in Sweden and the A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Dynamite Entertainment is a Comic book publisher founded in 2005, first producing two Army of Darkness Limited series published A second video game for Xbox Live Arcade and Microsoft Windows was released in Fall 2007. A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to digitally distribute video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft.
Among the most visible changes made from the older series are the new humanoid Cylon models and the differences in casting in terms of ethnicity and gender, most notably the character of Starbuck. Lieutenant Starbuck, played by Dirk Benedict, is a character in the 1978 Science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. The new series benefits from vastly improved special effects, thanks to computer-generated imagery which was not available during the time of the original series. The illusions used in the Film, Television, Theater, or Entertainment industries to simulate the imagined events in a story are traditionally called Computer animation Computer-generated imagery (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of Computer graphics or more specifically 3D computer graphics Other changes to the look of the show include human culture in the Twelve Colonies now closely resembling contemporary 21st-century Western culture, with names and costumes often indistinguishable from other television shows. Western culture (sometimes equated with Western Civilization) are terms which are used to refer to Cultures of European origin This trend is also reflected in the technology used by the show's humans; in contrast to the original series' advanced weapons and futuristic feel, technology is now deliberately retro, explained in the miniseries as a need to protect against the Cylons' vastly superior computer sciences by using hardline and shielded systems. The tone is also changed from a heroic fantasy with tinges of Cold War geopolitics to a more naturalistic survival narrative with more numerous allusions, both subtle and obvious, to modern history and current events. Naturalism is a movement in Theatre, film, and Literature that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality, as opposed to such
Time described Battlestar Galactica as "a gripping sci-fi allegory of the war on terror, complete with monotheistic religious fundamentalists (here, genocidal robots called Cylons), sleeper cells, civil-liberties crackdowns and even a prisoner-torture scandal". Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and The War on Terrorism (also known as the War on Terror) is the common term for the military political and legal, and ideological conflict and specifically for U Fundamentalism refers to a "deep and totalistic commitment" to a belief in and strict adherence to a set of basic principles (often Religious in nature a reaction Torture, according to the United Nations Convention Against Torture, is "any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental is intentionally  Throughout its run, the show has attempted to maintain its realism by referencing both familiar elements of real world modern history – Laura Roslin's swearing in on Colonial One directly "cited the swearing in of LBJ after the Kennedy assassination" – and the developing political situation since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Laura Roslin is a Fictional character in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series portrayed by Mary McDonnell. Colonial One is a civilian starship in the Science fiction Television series Battlestar Galactica. Many people have drawn parallels between the Cylons and Al Qaeda" and according to The Guardian "Battlestar Galactica is the only award-winning drama that dares tackle the war on terror". Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qa`ida or al-Qa`idah, ( Arabic:; ar-Latn ''al-qāʿidah'' Translation: The The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group.  The show has tackled issues regarding terrorist sleeper cells with stories involving both the reality and fear of Cylon suicide attacks, Cylon Number 5 Aaron Doral in the episode called Litmus sneaks aboard the Galactica and blows himself up in the middle of the corridor, and 'sleeper agents', Lt. This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons Sharon "Boomer" Valerii activates after destroying a cylon basestar at the end of season 1 and shoots Commander Adama, for these stories extensively "hinted at war-on-terrorism overtones".  The show also references civil liberties crackdowns during the 3rd season when the 6 members of the The Circle after the Exodus from New Caprica become judge, jury, and executioner of the people who were accused of aiding the cylons during the occupation on New Caprica. They also touch on prisoner torture during season 2 when Cylons 6 and 8 (Lt. Valerii) both are attacked, raped and tortured by Lt. Thorne from the Battlestar Pegasus. After 9/11, the original series' "broad premise – the human military's struggles in the wake of a massive terrorist attack – suddenly gained resonance" and let the show tackle issues like suicide bombings, torture, "evoking the darker side of the war on terror" and "civil liberties crackdowns". 
Executive producer Ronald D. Moore points out that the Cylons and Al Qaeda are not necessarily intended to be directly allegorical: "They have aspects of Al Qaeda, and they have aspects of the Catholic Church, and they have aspects of America", and in contrast, with the New Caprica storyline the show's humans have been discussed as an allegory not for an America under attack, but for an occupied people mounting an insurgency, and turning to suicide bombings as a tactic. An insurgency is a violent internal uprising against a sovereign government that lacks the organization of a revolution There is a consensus that with "its third season, the show has morphed into a stinging allegorical critique of America’s three-year occupation of Iraq" as the "cameras record Cylon occupation raids on unsuspecting human civilians with the night-vision green familiar to any TV news viewer. Iraq War|2007 in Iraq|2008 in IraqThe post-invasion period in Iraq Night vision is the ability to see in a dark environment Whether by biological or technological means night vision is made possible by a combination of two approaches sufficient And the reasoning of the Cylons is horrifically familiar: They would prefer not to be brutal, but they won't accept the failure of a glorious mission. " According to Slate "If this sounds like Iraq, it should", and "In unmistakable terms, Battlestar Galactica is telling viewers that insurgency (like, say, the one in Iraq) might have some moral flaws, such as the whole suicide bombing thing, but is ultimately virtuous and worthy of support. Slate is an English-language online current affairs and culture Magazine created in 1996 by former New Republic editor Michael " The "really audacious stroke of this season was showing us a story about a suicide bomber from the point of view of the bomber and his comrades. . . because the cause of this terrorist was unquestioningly our own. We sympathize with the insurgents wholeheartedly. " If the Cylon occupying force is an allegory of the Coalition Forces in Iraq, then some of the other references are equally controversial, for example, the "scene of the shiny, terrifying Cylon centurions (a servant class of robots that actually look like robots) marching down the main road of New Caprica while the devastated colonists looked on was the Nazis marching into Paris. In World War II, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries "
Although David Eick has said the production staff "don't need to say 'OK, let's do the episode where we're gonna do the Abu Ghraib scandal'", and points out that events depicted on New Caprica "are as much a story rooted in political tales like the Vichy France or Vietnam" rather than current events, he acknowledges that they "do gravitate in those directions when it comes to the storytelling". David Eick (born 1968 is a producer best known as the producer of Battlestar Galactica (alongside Ronald D Beginning in 2004 accounts of Abuse, Torture, Sodomy and Homicide of Prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq Vichy France, or the Vichy regime are the common terms used to describe the government of France from July 1940 to August 1944 The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia  This has led to the show addressing other current issues, such as abortion, the use of biological weapons, and labor rights. An Biological warfare (BW — known as a germ warfare, biological weapons and bioweaponry — is the use of any Pathogen ( Bacterium
The special effects are created by Zoic Studios. Zoic Studios' - written as ZŌIC - is a Special effects company based in Culver City California which primarily deals with computer generated special effects They previously worked on the Firefly television series. Firefly is an American Science fiction Television series created by writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Battlestar Galactica is funded and produced by American (and, in the case of the first season, British) companies. It is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and many of the stars — including Grace Park ("Boomer"/"Athena"), Tricia Helfer (Six), Michael Hogan (Colonel Saul Tigh), and Tahmoh Penikett (Karl "Helo" Agathon) — are Canadian. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Grace Park (born March 14 1974) is an American-Canadian actress of Korean descent Lieutenant Junior Grade Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii, Number Eight, and Lieutenant Junior Grade Sharon 'Athena' Valerii Agathon refer to a collection of humanoid Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11 1974 is a Canadian actress and former model, best known for her role as Number Six in the re-imagined Number Six is a series of fictional Cylon characters played by Canadian actress Tricia Helfer in the television "re-imagining" of Michael Hogan (born in Kirkland Lake Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor of Irish descent Colonel Saul Tigh is a fictional character on Battlestar Galactica played by Michael Hogan. Tahmoh Penikett (born May 20, 1975 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada) is a Canadian actor Karl C Agathon is a fictional character on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica TV series portrayed by Tahmoh Penikett. Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama), Mary McDonnell (President Laura Roslin), and Katee Sackhoff (Kara "Starbuck" Thrace) are American, while James Callis (Gaius Baltar) and Jamie Bamber (Lee "Apollo" Adama) are British, though Bamber also holds US citizenship through his American father. Edward James Olmos (born 24 February 1947) is an Emmy -winning and Academy Award -nominated American actor and director Admiral William "Bill" Adama is a fictional character portrayed by Edward James Olmos in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series Mary McDonnell (born April 28, 1952) is an Academy Award -nominated American film stage and television Actress. Laura Roslin is a Fictional character in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series portrayed by Mary McDonnell. Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Captain Kara "Starbuck" Thrace Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, played by Katee Sackhoff, is a Fictional character in the television series Battlestar Galactica, a reimagining James Callis (born June 4, 1971) is a British actor He is best known for playing Dr Gaius Baltar is a fictional character in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. Jamie St John Bamber Griffith (b 3 April, 1973) is a British Actor most famous for his roles as Major Lee "Apollo" Adama Leland Joseph "Lee" Adama (callsign "Apollo" is a fictional character in the television series Battlestar Galactica. Most of the secondary actors, extras, and day players are Canadian, as are many guest stars, most notably the recurring roles played by Donnelly Rhodes (Dr. Cottle) and Nicki Clyne (Cally Tyrol). Donnelly Rhodes (born December 4 1937 in Winnipeg Manitoba) is a Canadian actor Dr Cottle is a character in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series Nicki Clyne is a Canadian actress most famously known for her role as Cally Henderson Tyrol on the Sci Fi Channel Television program Battlestar Callandra Henderson Tyrol (also known as Cally or Crewman Cally, Deckhand Cally, or Specialist Cally) is a fictional character from the
When the miniseries aired on the SciFi channel in 2003, it was the highest-rated cable miniseries of that year. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television The miniseries' success led to the commission of a new ongoing television program, the first episode of which drew an estimated 850,000 viewers — an 8% multichannel viewer share — on its world premiere on Sky One in the UK & Ireland. The subsequent reimagined Battlestar Galactica TV series remains the highest rated original program in the Sci Fi Channel's history.
The miniseries and the subsequent weekly TV program have received critical acclaim. Time magazine wrote in the spring of 2005 that the new show was one of the six best drama programs on television. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and It would proclaim the program the best show on television in December of the same year.  The American Film Institute named the show to its list of the ten best shows on television. The American Film Institute ( AFI) is an independent Non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 Other mainstream publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone magazine, and Newsday also named the series one of the best on television for 2005. The Chicago Tribune is a major daily Newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and owned by the Tribune Company Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Newsday is a daily Tabloid -size Pulitzer Prize winning Newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City In 2006, the series won a prestigious Peabody Award in recognition of its creative excellence. The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting
In 2007, Battlestar Galactica was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Editing and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series for the third season episode titled "Exodus, part 2" and a single nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for the back to back episodes "Occupation" and "Precipice". The Primetime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American Primetime Television Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series is a Primetime Emmy Award given out during the primetime Emmys telecast A sound editor is a creative professional responsible for selecting and assembling Sound recordings in preparation for the final Sound mixing or Mastering This is a list of the winning and nominated programs of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Television series, Miniseries " Exodus " (parts one and two are the third and fourth episodes of the third season from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica. The Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series is awarded to one television episode each year at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Occupation is the season premiere of the third season of Battlestar Galactica. " Precipice " is the second episode of the third season from the science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica.
For the first season, thirteen episodes were produced and all have been made available on DVD in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany and New Zealand. The reimagined Battlestar Galactica was initially unveiled as a Science fiction Miniseries which was first broadcast on the Sci Fi Battlestar Galactica is a three-hour Miniseries written and produced by Ronald D Battlestar Galactica is an Emmy and Peabody Award -winning serial drama Television program created by Ronald D Caprica is a proposed television series set in the fictional Battlestar Galactica universe Battlestar Galactica Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is The second season consists of twenty episodes, all of which have been released on DVD in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany and New Zealand. A third season of twenty episodes began airing on October 6, 2006 on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States, and was available on the iTunes store (until NBC cancelled their distribution deal with Apple in 2007) and by DVD April of 2008. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc A fourth season of twenty episodes began airing in April 2008.  A two-hour movie, Razor, aired November 24, 2007. Events 380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
In January, 2006, Apple's iTunes began offering the miniseries, season 1, and season 2 episodes for purchase on its service. Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc NBC Universal, the owner and distributor of the show, has provided a number of its shows for purchase to U. NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal S. customers, to be released the day after the original broadcast.  In December 2007, NBC Universal pulled Battlestar Galactica episodes from iTunes, as part of a larger move to break ties with the online media store.  In June 2008, the previous 3 aired episodes are also available for viewing on Hulu. com.
Downloadable podcasts for some episodes of season one and all episodes of season two and three are also available via iTunes and SciFi.com. A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download SciFi. com also usually has the latest episode available for viewing on the website.