Battlestar Galactica is a three-hour miniseries starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, written and produced by Ronald D. Moore and directed by Michael Rymer. It was the first part of the Battlestar Galactica remake based on the 1978 Battlestar Galactica television series, and served as a backdoor pilot for the 2004 television series.
The Cylons, who were created generations before as robot workers for humans, but who then turned on them in rebellion, have been absent for over 40 years since their last brush with humanity. But now they have returned with a vengeance, and are on a mission to wipe out their creators. Using their new technology, they set to work disabling human ships, killing their pilots and laying waste to the Twelve Colonies of Man. The attack forces Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) to bring his old battlestar, the Galactica, into use again, and the crew begins to collect survivors. But the Cylons fight back with the beautiful and deadly 'Number Six' (Tricia Helfer), a Cylon in the form of a gorgeous blonde with a seemingly insatiable appetite for sex, enabling them to mess with scientist Dr Baltar (James Callis)'s brain and threaten the future of humankind.