First air date
December 8, 2003
Forty years after the end of the war with the Cylons, a race of rebellious robots, the fleet of the 12 colonies is preparing to decommission the Galactica, a warship meant to defend the colonies from the Cylon threat. With the Cylon war over, the Galactica has become a relic. When the Cylons attack during the decommissioning ceremony, however, Commander William Adama must turn his flying museum back into a warship. Soon, the Galactica becomes the flagship of a ragtag fleet of human survivors. Unable to return to their ruined worlds, the colonists must find a new home. Defended by a squadron of fighter pilots, the fleet begins a long journey to seek sanctuary on the planet of the legendary 13th colony. This fabled planet is called Earth.