10 Fastest Ships In Battlestar Galactica

The need for speed exists even in the depths of space.

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Battlestar Galactica originally aired in 1978 but thanks to its massive reboot in 2004, the fan-favorite franchise has become well known across the world for its ideas about humanity, strife and conflict, slavery, revolutions, and a whole lot of confusing metaphors about god and angels.

Even with a somewhat divisive ending, many still hold the beloved gritty space drama series in high regard. One thing nearly every fan can at least agree on is that the ship designs in the newer Battlestar Galactica show are absolutely iconic.

From the Cylons fleet of fighter craft and supercarriers, to the ragtag fleet of ships carrying the precious few remaining humans in the entire universe, there is no shortage of vessels fans could pick and choose to be their personal favorites.

However, while fashion is a major part of any spaceship's design, its function can be just as important. For this list, we will compare and contrast the various shuttles, fighters, and massive warships of the Battlestar Galactica reboot series in order to see which ship can soar across the stars the fastest, and which is slower than Cylon Centurions walking towards their target.

10. The Resurrection Ship

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When the Cylons began to evolve following their initial revolution, one of their greatest technological discoveries was the ability to resurrect fallen Cylons.

Initially, it was thought that when a Cylon died, they were dead forever. However, this was proven to be false with the introduction of the Resurrection Ship in the season two finale of the hit drama.

The Resurrection ship acts as a signal transceiver of the Colony, where the actual resurrection device lay. These highly advanced ships were placed inside every major Cylon fleet, receiving fallen Cylon's personalities and memories and downloading them into premade backup bodies. This feature was used for all fallen Cylon Raiders, Centurions, and of course Human Cylon models.

Resurrection ships are incredibly slow, despite being the most important ship in any Cylon fleet. They don't have any real form of protection from outer space either, beyond an extremely fragile sheet of glass that can be destroyed with even small arms.

So a Resurrection Ship is highly advanced, extremely slow, and unbelievably vulnerable to attack. These major design flaws allowed the humans of Galactica to get the upper hand on their Cylon rivals quite often in the series, giving the Cylons the one thing that previously separated them from being true humans. The fear of death.


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