The 'Battlestar Galactica' Quiz


By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

Who was the creator of the original series "Battlestar Galactica"?

Larson also created the series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."


Which character is the commander of the colonial fleet in the series "Battlestar Galactica"?

Actor Lorne Greene played the role of Adama.


True or false: The series "Battlestar Galactica" was first released in 1978.

The original series "Battlestar Galactica" premiered in the U.S. on Sept. 17, 1978. The first episode was titled "Saga of a Star World."


Which planet is home to the colonial government?

Caprica is home to the colonial government.


What were the colonial fighters called in "Battlestar Galactica"?

Due to some similarities, the U.S. Air Force pilots referred to their F-16 fighters as Vipers.


Who are the enemies of the colonial humans?

Series creator Glen A. Larson hired former basketball players to play the Cylons so the robotic enemies would look more intimidating.


How many colonies of humans do the Cylons attack in the series "Battlestar Galactica"?

The Cylons attack the 12 Colonies. The remnants of the human race band together in a fleet of vessels in search of the mythical planet Earth.


Which "Battlestar Galactica" character is Cmdr. Adama's son?

Apollo is Cmdr. Adama's son.


Which actor played Apollo in the original series "Battlestar Galactica"?

In 1999, Hatch financed, produced and directed a short titled "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming" in hopes of reviving the television series.


Which character is Apollo's sister?

Maren Jensen played the role of Athena in the original series.


Which network aired the original series "Battlestar Galactica"?

ABC aired the original series.


Which teen idol played the role of Zak Adama in "Battlestar Galactica"?

Springfield went on to win a Grammy Award for the song "Jessie's Girl" in 1982.


Which "Battlestar Galactica" character betrayed the humans to the Cylons?

Baltar helped orchestrate a massive Cylon attack on the 12 Colonies under the guise of a peace conference.


Who portrayed Count Baltar in the original series "Battlestar Galactica"?

Colicos played the first Klingon seen in the series "Star Trek" and years later reprised the same role on the series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."


Which character did Dirk Benedict play in the original series?

Benedict fashioned Lt. Starbuck after the title character of the series "Maverick," who was played by James Garner.


In the original series, how many battlestar ships survived the first Cylon attack?

Two battlestar ships survived the first Cylon attack in the premiere episode. The episode was released as a feature film in Canada on July 7, 1978, more than two months before it debuted on television in the U.S.


True or false: The Galactica and the Atlantis are the two battlestars that survived the first Cylon attack.

The Galactica and the Pegasus are the only two battlestar ships to survive the Cylon attack on the 12 Colonies in the original series.


How many episodes of the original series "Battlestar Galactica" were produced?

Counting the three-hour broadcast premiere as one episode, there were 21 episodes of the original series "Battlestar Galactica." The DVD set of the series counts the series premiere as three episodes, making a total of 24 episodes in the DVD set.


Which character is Apollo married to in the series "Battlestar Galactica"?

Jane Seymour played the role of Serina in three episodes before the character was killed off.


Which "Battlestar Galactica" character was NOT a love interest of Starbuck?

Actress Anne Lockhart played Lt. Sheba in 12 episodes of the series.


Which character is second in command in the series?

Terry Carter played the role of Col. Tigh.


True or false: "Battlestar Galactica" was canceled after only one season.

ABC canceled the series because of high production costs. The series was the first weekly production to cost more than $1 million per episode.


What was the title of the "Battlestar Galactica" sequel series?

The premiere episode of "Galactica 1980," titled "Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 1," premiered on Jan. 27, 1980.


How many cast members from the original series had regular roles in "Galactica 1980"?

Lorne Greene and Herbert Jefferson Jr. were the only two cast members from the original series to have regular roles in "Galactica 1980." The duo played the roles of Cmdr. Adama and Col. Boomer, respectively.


How many episodes of "Galactica 1980" aired?

ABC aired 10 episodes of the series "Galactica 1980." Due to poor ratings, the show was canceled, and the last episode aired on May 4, 1980.


Which "Battlestar Galactica" actor guest starred in the final "Galactica 1980" episode?

Benedict reprised his role as Lt. Starbuck in the final episode of "Galactica 1980." Series producers brought back the character in a last ditch effort to boost ratings.


When was the reimagined series "Battlestar Galactica" released in the U.S.?

The new series was released in the U.S. on Jan. 14, 2005. The premiere episode is titled "33."


Which network aired the new series?

Syfy aired the reimagined series.


True or false: Richard Hatch was the only actor to appear in both the original and reimagined series.

Hatch played the character Apollo in the original series and the character Tom Zarek in the reimagined series.


When did the last episode of the revised series "Battlestar Galactica" air?

The last episode was broadcast on March 20, 2009. The series comprises 73 episodes.


Explore More Quizzes

Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

Are you a fan of the "Battlestar Galactica" franchise? Test your knowledge of this classic science fiction show with this quiz.

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!