I am recently done watching Battlestar Galactica. Pity that it lasted only 4 seasons. It is full of action and philosophy. Thirteen races – twelve human and one Cylon, that originated on planet Earth have embarked on an inter-galactic voyage. They consider each other their nemesis and fatal to their own survival.
The story continues as they cross each other – mostly Cylons following humans on their course to a safe land. Cylons are intelligent robots made by humans to serve them. Cylons grew intelligent and sexy (in case of ‘Number 6’). They took control of a territory. An agreement was forged to not to cross each others territory. Curiosity of humans commit the act of war.
Their are five nerving characters in the show. Commander Bill Adama, Lee Adama, Laura Roslin, Kara Thrace and Gaius Baltar. Their were other important and consistent characters like Athena, Tigh Helo, etc.
Gaius Baltar is a dandy scientist with ‘Caprician accent’ and is a womanizer. He was the origin of destruction and he has to carry on the race of humans on Earth. He is often shown meddling philosophical questions in a fantasy world of a beach house with the Number 6. He becomes President of a new colony. Cylons attack. He spends some time with Cylons and later trialed by Laura Roslin. Lee Adama heroically saves him. He becomes a Preacher and holy man for a clam of women. In a sense he confides publicly that he is not a preacher. What is most striking is he is not affected by ethics and morals. He is a self preserving man.