Battlestar Galactica: entire series coming to BBC in the UK (TV news).

The BBC has acquired cult science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica from NBCUniversal and is bringing it to BBC iPlayer in the UK as a box set.

Originally broadcast between 2004 and 2009, every episode of the show will be available to watch on iPlayer from 5th September 2002, when the series will also begin being broadcasting on BBC Two at 9.45pm.

Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system where humanity is brought to the brink of extinction from a nuclear attack by a race of artificial lifeforms … the Cylons. The surviving humans are hunted across space as they try to escape the relentless pursuit of the Cylons while searching for a new place they can call home: the legendary lost colony Earth, if it indeed exists at all.

The series starred Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis and Tricia Helfer, where themes such as war, religion, ethics, and justice were explored.

Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC iPlayer, told SFcrowsnest, “Battlestar Galactica is regarded as one of the best sci-fi series ever made and it holds appeal for anyone who loves to immerse themselves in top quality drama. It joins Fort Salem, Heroes, Devs, His Dark Materials, Doctor Who and Torchwood to form an incredible range of science fiction and fantasy series available on demand on BBC iPlayer.”

Battlestar Galactica joins newly added boxsets such as Good Trouble, Heroes, Fort Salem, The Young Offenders and Mrs. America.

Battlestar Galactica: entire series coming to BBC in the UK (TV news).

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