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Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with an android race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. With the unwitting help of a human scientist named Gaius Baltar, the Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. Out of a population numbering in the billions, only approximately 50,000 humans survive, most of whom were aboard civilian ships that avoided destruction.
Of all the Colonial Fleet, the eponymous Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of Colonial Fleet officer Commander William “Bill” Adama (Olmos) and now-President Laura Roslin (McDonnell), the Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled thirteenth colony known as Earth.
There were a lot of gay male characters on BSG, until Michelle Forbes delivered a line with such amazing presence they went back and retrofit in a whole lesbian subplot for Cain and Gina. Gina was a Cylon. Cain was an admiral in the human armed forces. The Cylons wiped out the human race. To say their relationship ended badly would be putting it mildly.
The first few seasons were amazing, but it went downhill fairly fast.