The Original 'Battlestar Galactica' Quiz
It lasted only one season but left behind a legacy of enormous sci-fi proportions. How much do you know about "Battlestar Galactica?"
Where did the Twelve Colonies of Man get their names?
- from the zodiac
- from Egyptian symbols
- from cities on Earth
What happened to the 13th colony of man?
- It was a myth.
- It was destroyed.
- It wound up on Earth.
How many episodes were there in the series?
The ultimate goal of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica is to accomplish what?
- to destroy the Cylons
- to find Earth
- to develop more powerful weapons
The show was originally envisioned as being shown in which format?
- feature length film
- TV miniseries
- weekly series
What did the word "frack" mean in the TV show?
- It referenced a type of laser weapon.
- It was a vulgar word.
- It referred to natural gas drilling.
What event led to a brief resurrection of the series in 1980?
- a write-in campaign
- a survey conducted by the studio
- an online poll
Why did the show first open in theaters instead of just appearing on TV?
- to make bigger stars of the main actors
- to help market the show
- to help the studio recoup on expenses
In which country did the show's pilot NOT appear on movie screens?
How long was each episode of the TV show?
- 45 minutes
- 53 minutes
- 58 minutes
How long was the human war with the Cylons?
- 100 years
- 500 years
- 1,000 years
The character Zac is played by which actor?
- Rick Springfield
- Richard Hatch
- Tony Swartz
How much did it cost the studio to make the show's pilot episode?
- $2.5 million.
- $3.8 million.
- $7 million.
How many basestars do the Cylons use during the destruction of the Twelve Colonies?
Which world is revealed as the birthplace of humanity?
How big is the crew on a Cylon Raider?
On which network did the TV show air?
How many human ships escape the Cylon destruction of the Twelve Colonies?
- about 40
- about 200
- about 340
How much did it cost to make an average episode of the show?
- $1 million
- $2 million
- $3 million
Why did the Cylons initially begin their attacks on humankind?
- Humans aided Cylon enemies.
- Human were a disease of the universe.
- Humans were in the way.
Which actor played the role of Commander Adama?
- Dirk Benedict
- Richard Hatch
- Lorne Greene
How long did the second Cylon War last?
- 30 years
- 15 years
- four years
Captain Apollo is related to which other character on the show?
- Lt. Sheba
- Lt. Starbuck
- Commander Adama
How long was the pilot episode?
- 1 hour and 10 minutes
- three hours
- one hour and 20 minutes
How many times does Starbuck crash a Viper?
- at least 6 times
- at least 4 times
- at least 10 times
Isaac Asimov said that "Battlestar Galactica" was too similar to what other production?
- "Doctor Who"
- "Star Trek"
- "Star Wars"
Why was the show ultimately cancelled?
- low ratings
- the cost of the episodes kept increasing.
- the actors wanted out of the show.
The pilot episode was interrupted by which major news event?
- Camp David Accords
- Invasion of Grenada
- Iran hostage crisis
20th Century Fox sued the producers of "Battlestar Galactica," saying they stole how many ideas from "Star Wars?"
Where did the name "Starbuck" come from?
- It was totally made up by a screenwriter.
- From "Moby Dick."
- It was meant to capitalize on the success of "Star Wars" and "Buck Rogers."