Parents' Guide to

Battlestar Galactica

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Exciting space drama has complex adult themes.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 18+

Far to sexual in nature

I loved the original BSG but this one is nothing more than a swear fest and excuse for women to wear little clothing.
age 12+

Some guy I know is nicknamed Battlestar Galactica

Good show for children and adults called Dwight Schrute

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (15 ):

The strength of this series is the way its characters each choose to react to this untenable situation. Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) gives his crew a reason to fight by setting off in search of a planet long considered a myth -- Earth. Some choose to believe in this quest, while others decide the only way to survive is to put themselves first.

One critical difference from the original show is that some of the Cylons are now identical to people. Boomer, a supporting male character on the first show, has been recast as a female Cylon sleeper agent (played by Grace Park), and her struggles to comprehend the fact that her human tendencies are little more than programming make for one of the series' most compelling storylines. Indeed, her confusion lies at the heart of Battlestar Galactica, as the viewers and the cast attempt to define what it means to be human.

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