Every Battlestar Galactica Series And Movies Ranked Worst To Best

Prepare to jump Galactica beyond the Red Line, Mr. Gaeta.

Battlestar Galactica

In 2004 the reimagined miniseries of 1978 classic sci-fi show Battlestar Galactica descended onto our screens and many simply couldn't believe what they were seeing. Gone were the cheesy costumes, the 'clearly borrowed from Star Wars' aesthetic, the clunky ideas and the shiny metal suits. Instead what we were presented with was a hyper-realistic military survival masterpiece that just so happened to be set in space.

Over the next five years, the reimagined series would suffer through the Writer's Strike, earn a loyal fanbase and spawn a few attempts at spin-offs (although none of them particularly successful), all based on Glen A. Larson's short-lived but endearingly memorable attempt at creating a rival to Star Trek and Star Wars.

The new show and the old show certainly had their issues, but nobody who watched it can deny that this show helped shape what television would go on to become as the years progressed. So here's a look at everything that the franchise has to offer, ranked from worst to best.

14. Galactica 1980

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In the titular year of 1980, there was an attempt to revive the popularity of 1978's Battlestar Galactica and it did not, to be blunt, go well. After spending the original show attempting to find Earth (but not really concluding all that well), the premise of Galactica 1980 is that the ship and it's intrepid crew did find Earth... well, they did.

Unfortunately for them, Earth was not in any way prepared to help them defend against the Cylons because the year was (you guessed it) 1980. Since almost all of the original cast passed on coming back, with only the venerable and committed Lorne Greene reprising his role (working for free), the show flopped quickly and was cancelled after 10 episodes.

It's only real footnote is that it featured a reasonable amount of time-travel and it inspired one of the producers from the original show, Donald P. Bellisario, in his next endeavour, an iconic little show called 'Quantum Leap'.


Still bitter that Star Trek Enterprise got canned and almost old enough to angrily tell the kids to 'Get Off My Lawn!'