The Original 'Battlestar Galactica' Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 18
  • 24
  • 29

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?

  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Japan

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?

  • five
  • four
  • three

Which world is revealed as the birthplace of humanity?

  • Kobol
  • Carillion
  • Earth

How big is the crew on a Cylon Raider?

  • one
  • three
  • eight

On which network did the TV show air?

  • ABC
  • NBC
  • CBS

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?"

  • 34
  • 49
  • 84

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."