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Battlestar Galactica

  • Season 4
  • 21 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Humanity's last hope for survival is a desperate search for place called Earth.

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Episode 3: He That Believeth In Me

Summary

After a miraculous return, formerly missing pilot Starbuck claims she has been to the fabled planet Earth and can guide the fleet there. However, she is greeted with mistrust, and President Roslin believes she may be the fifth Cylon. Meanwhile, Lee Adama decides to quit the military.
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Review

The final season of the colossal sci-fi saga (yes, already!) opens with a dizzying double bill, which pitches us straight into battle – spacial and personal. As humans and Cylons strafe each other’s ships, comrades are at loggerheads and the newly activated “sleepers” are in turmoil. 

The effects team are masters of combat, never prettifying war, but showing it for what it is: disorientating, messy and hellish. And though the character of the show has changed perceptibly, the writers have preserved all the show’s strengths. From the pounding action of the first episode to the emotional sweet spots of the second, this diamond among dramas still gleams in its night-time berth. 
But let’s just close in on one of those taut two-handers that Battlestar excels in… gruff Admiral Adama (Edward James Olmos) and ailing President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) usually see eye to eye. But a bone of contention and Adama’s untypical drunkenness spark a withering exchange. The writing and acting are shatteringly good, and there’s a visual pay-off that will break your heart.

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Admiral William AdamaEdward James Olmos
President RoslinMary McDonnell
Kara `Starbuck' ThraceKatee Sackhoff
Lee AdamaJamie Bamber
Gaius BaltarJames Callis
Chief Galen TyrolAaron Douglas

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