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Battlestar Galactica: The Mini-Series

Character: President Laura Roslin

Directed by: Michael Rymer

Written by: Ronald D. Moore, Glen A. Larson

Produced by: Ronald D. Moore, Harvey Frand, David Eick

Cast Members: Edward James Olmos, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Callum Keith Rennie, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Paul Campbell

Released date: December 8, 2003

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

A re-imagining of the original series in which a "rag-tag fugitive fleet" of the last remnants of mankind flees pursuing robots while simultaneously searching for their true home, Earth.


→ Never create what you can’t control.
→ They look like us. They act like us. They want to destroy us.
→ The threat of a new Cylon Empire is about to begin…


There’s no Earth. You made it all up. President Adar and I once talked about the legends surrounding Earth. He knew nothing about a secret location regarding Earth, and if the President knew nothing about it, what are the chances that you do?

I know who you are, but “Captain Apollo” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

I don’t know why I have to keep telling you this, but the war is over.

In Mary’s words…

I think Battlestar is unique in television. You have a television show over here and it will be dealing with politics or war or religion, and you’ll have a storyline that will talk about those issues. And people in the story are behaving in a way that’s familiar to us because we see it on the news, and we see it on entertainment news, and we read about it, and we go, “Those people are behaving [in the way they were behaving in] that story that I saw the other night. They’re talking about the same thing.” What Battlestar seems to always do, which is what it did for me in the miniseries — and [what] it continues to do, even as the issues get deeper and more complex and more bottom-line — is Battlestar brings up a question of how we perceive the issue that we’re in the middle of. So that we’re constantly being asked, as characters, [to] question ourselves and the perception and reality, rather than just playing out the issues in the dramatic form. [from “Battlestardom: Conversations with Mary McDonnell” by Julie Levin Russo]

Script developed by Never Enough Design