The ultimate battle between man and machine begins as the long-awaited re-imagination of the cult classic, Battlestar Galactica, comes to Canada exclusively on SPACE: The Imagination Station. A tale of the human struggle to survive, the new miniseries stays true to the core of the 1978 original, but introduces some exciting new twists including the transformation of Starbuck, the tough pilot (originally portrayed by Dirk Benedict) into a female character, played by Katee Sackhoff (Halloween Resurrection). The two-part miniseries launches Saturday, January 17 @ 9pm ET and concludes Sunday, January 18 @ 9pm ET. SPACE will also air a special look at the making of the miniseries in Battlestar Galactica: Behind the Scenes, a SPACE original production on Saturday, January 17 @ 8:30pm ET.
Starring Oscar nominated actors Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Miami Vice) as Commander Adama and Mary McDonnell (Dances With Wolves) as Colonial President Laura Roslin, the miniseries begins as Commander Adama and the crew of the Galactica embark on plans to put the aircraft carrier in retirement. The ship has been out of commission for almost 40 years, since the end of the war between the people of the 12 Colonies of Kobol and the Cylons, the robots created by the humans.
As plans for the closing festivities for the beloved vessel get underway, a new breed of Cylons, which are virtually indistinguishable from human beings, suddenly attack and it is up to the crew of the Galactica to save the future of the human race. The lesson they soon learn is that the flaws are not in their creation, but in themselves. Also stars James Callis (Bridget Jones’s Diary) as Dr. Baltar, Alberta-born model/actress Tricia Helfer as Number Six, Jamie Bamber (Band of Brothers) as Apollo, Grace Park as Boomer, and features Canadian actors Aaron Douglas, Paul Campbell and Matthew Bennett (Cold Squad).
Battlestar Galactica was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia and directed by Michael Rymer (In Too Deep, Queen of the Damned), and written and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Roswell).