Essential Seven Frakin’ Battlestar Galactica Moments


Tonight is the final episode of one of the greatest science fiction shows on TV. For four seasons, Ron Moore re-imagined a far superior version of Battlestar Galactica. Since the show wraps up tonight I thought this weeks Essential Seven List should be based on the Essential Seven Frakin’  Battlestar Galactica Moments from the series.

7. The Rescue from New Caprica


When the Twelve Colonies settled on New Caprica they believed they were finally home. Three hundred and eighty days after settling on the new world, the Cylons invade. Commander Adama makes the decision to jump the remaining fleet abandoning a majority of the population to be occupied by the Cylons. Adama returns to rescue the captives with one of the best, edge-of-your-seat moments. He orders the Galactica to jump into the New Caprica planet’s atmosphere,  launching all of the Vipers before jumping away. Great action, great effects.

6. Cain vs Adama


The Colonial Fleet was unaware that the Battlestar Pegasus also survived the Cylon attacks. The Pegasus however, had to adopt new tactics that conflict with the fleets beliefs. This included murdering dissenting officers and torture to survive. Admiral Cain, and Adama disagreed over the sentencing of two Galactica crew members Agathon and Tyrol. Admiral Cain wanted them murdered, Adama believed his officers were in the right. This confrontation found both Admiral’s planning  each others assasination.

5. Colonel Tigh Kills His Wife Ellen


During the invasion of New Caprica, the humans form a resistance group led by Colonel Tigh. His wife Ellen collaborated with the Cylons providing details of the resistance plans leading to several human casulties. When Tigh discovers Ellen’s betrayal, he poisons her. What we didn’t know was that Ellen downloaded back to the Cylon Resurrection Ship later to be revealed as the final Cylon.

4. The Faces Of The Four Cylons Are Revealed


In the season 3 final episode we learned four of the final five Cylons identities, Samuel Anders, Tory Foster, Saul Tigh, and Galen Tyrol. The final five Cylons are the descendants were created by humans on the planet Kobol thousands of years ago. In the episode, all four begin to hear strange music all over the ship. The four eventually come together realizing that they are four of the Final Five. Even after learning the truth, they remain loyal to the Colonial Fleet

3. Earth is Not a Fun Place To Live


For most of the show’s run, we were meant to believe that the show would probably end with the Colonial fleet finding Earth as their new home. Halfway through this seas Adama finally led the fleet the mythical Earth, only to discover that Earth is a barren wasteland. Humans wiped themselves off the planet from a nuclear holocaust thousands of years earlier. Of course, finding the planet only gave us more questions. Like why did Starbuck find her dead body on the planet? Saul’s memory kicks in making him remember that his “dead” wife Ellen was the final Cylon

2. Boomer’s a Cylon


The new Battlestar Galactica infuriated fans of the original series by making the Cylons look like humans. What we didn’t know was that the Galactica was loaded with them. The first to be revealed was Sharon “Boomer” Valerii as Number Eight. In the episode “Kobol’s Last Gleaming,” Boomer is assigned to destroy the Basestar orbiting Kobol. Aboard the Basestar, she encounters numerous other Number Eight identical copies of herself. When she returns to Galactica, her Cylon programming activates and she accepts the fact that she is a Cylon. She then proceeds to shoot Admiral Adama.

1. The Cylons Show Up at the Armistice Station


The Battlestar Galactica miniseries opened aboard Armistice Station with a Colonel Officer waiting to renew diplomatic negotiations with the Cylons. For the past 40 years the Cylons ignored this yearly meeting until now. The Cylons destroy the station, signaling their return, and wiping out the Twelve Colonies. This moment of the show, brought us into Ron Moore’s re-imagining of the show. The mini-series was so successful that Sci-Fi opted to develop this new version of Galactica into a television series.

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