The world ended with no warning, and all that was left… was hope.
A truce between the humans of the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons—intelligent robots designed by humankind—lasts for 40 tense and silent years. Battlestar Galactica picks up just as the Cylons commit mass genocide against humanity. Only the Battlestar Galactica (an old warship about to be decommissioned and turned into a museum) and those souls fortunate enough to be aboard other starships were able to survive the attack. In the aftermath, the Galactica's commanding officer, William Adama, finds himself responsible for safeguarding the last remnants of the human race—fewer than 50,000 desperate survivors. Meanwhile, the annihilation of the Colonial government results in the succession of the Secretary of Education, Laura Roslin, to the presidency. Driven by prophetic visions and political necessity, the Galactica travels through uncharted space in hopes of finding the mythical, lost 13th colony—Earth.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak (Battlestar Galactica) - Netflix
“Daybreak” is the three-part series finale of the reimagined science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica, and are the 74th (labeled “Daybreak, Part 1” on the DVD) and 75th (labeled “Daybreak, Parts 2 & 3” on the DVD) episodes overall. The episodes aired on the U.S. Sci Fi Channel and SPACE in Canada respectively on March 13 and March 20, 2009. The second part (“Daybreak, Parts 2 & 3”) is double-length. The episodes were written by Ronald D. Moore, and directed by Michael Rymer. The Season 4.5 DVD and Blu-ray releases for Region 1 feature an extended version of the finale, which not only combines all three parts as a single episode, but also integrates it with new scenes not seen in the aired version of either part. The survivor count shown in the title sequence for Part 1 is 39,516. The survivor count shown in the title sequence for Part 2 is 39,406. At the end of Part 2, Admiral Adama announces the survivor population at approximately 38,000. The episodes portray the Galactica launching a rescue mission to retrieve Hera Agathon from the “colony”, a heavily armed and defended Cylon base located near a black hole. They manage to rescue Hera, and in the end, the fleet finds a new planet to settle on, which they come to call Earth (revealed to be our Earth). The final episodes gave Battlestar Galactica the strongest ratings since its second season, though they received mixed reviews.
Battlestar Galactica - Epilogue - Netflix
New York City, 150,000 years later: humanity has reached the early 21st century, and the development of robotics and computerization continues unabated. Inner Baltar and Inner Six (no longer tied to the long-deceased Gaius Baltar and Caprica Six) comment on the recent discovery of what is believed to be “mitochondrial Eve” in Tanzania... the remains of Hera Agathon, progenitor of modern-day humanity. Inner Six disagrees with her counterpart about humanity's next future: when a complex system repeats, something new is bound to happen, and this Earth—descendants of devastated planets Kobol, the Twelve Colonies, and the original Earth—may escape the vicious cycle of technology, surmising it to be a part of God's plan. Inner Baltar reminds her “It doesn't like that name,” as the two stroll away. The episode and series end with a montage showing the progress of robotics in modern society indicating that it all had happened before... and still might happen again.
Battlestar Galactica - References - Netflix