It’s easy to see how Battlestar Galactica grew such a passionate and dedicated fan base over its four seasons. The acclaimed sci-fi series is set in a post-apocalyptic world and follows the last surviving members of the human race as they run from enemies of their own creation.
Along with the main series, there are also a handful of spin-off shows, extended episodes, mini-series, and breakaway movies for the truly avid fans to watch. And yes — we’ve outlined exactly how to watch everything mentioned as you read on.
It may seem daunting, but we’ve got everything you need to jump right into watching Battlestar Galactica. You’ll be tossing around Adama puns in no time!
Where to Watch Battlestar Galactica
|Streaming Provider||Price||What’s Available|
|YouTube||Starting at $1.99/episode or $24.99/season||Seasons 1-4|
|Apple TV||$34.99/season or $2.99/episode||Seasons 1-4|
|Amazon Prime Video||Starting at $1.99/episode or $14.99/season||Seasons 1-4|
|Google Play Movie||$1.99/episode or $34.99/season||Seasons 1-4|
|Vudu||$1.99/episode or $14.99/season||Seasons 1-4|
Our Recommendation: Watch Battlestar Galactica on Peacock
Peacock offers three different options to stream Battlestar Galactica. The base option and the Premium ($4.99/mo) options are free, but you’ll have to deal with ads as you watch. Upgrading to Premium Plus ($9.99/mo) will eliminate ads, minus a few exceptions due to streaming rights.
Streaming Battlestar Galactica on Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video offers individual episodes of Battlestar Galactica for $1.99 in SD or $2.99 in HD along with full seasons for $14.99 in either HD or SD. Prime also has an Amazon Watch Party that allows you to watch and chat about BG (or any show/movie) at the same time with friends and family remotely.
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Streaming Battlestar Galactica on YouTube
Viewers can purchase individual episodes of Battlestar Galactica on YouTube starting at $1.99 each or buy entire seasons starting at $24.99. Choose between SD or HD, with SD being cheaper.
Streaming Battlestar Galactica on Apple TV
Full seasons of Battlestar Galactica are available for $34.99 or individual episodes in HD for $2.99 through the iTunes store. They can be watched on any Apple device using the Apple TV app.
Other ways to stream Battlestar Galactica
Streaming Battlestar Galactica on Tubi
Battlestar Galactica can be watched in HD for free on Tubi. It’s 100% ad-supported,however, which means you’ll see commercials before and throughout the show.
Streaming Battlestar Galactica on Google Play Movie
Full seasons of Battlestar Galactica are available to buy for $34.99. They can be watched in HD on any mobile device or tablet with the Google Play app.
Streaming Battlestar Galactica on Vudu
Vudu offers individual episodes of Battlestar Galactica for $1.99 each or entire seasons for $14.99 (on sale from $38.87) in either SD or HDX.
Streaming Battlestar Galactica on Syfy
Viewers can watch full episodes of Battlestar Galactica for free on Syfy. Each episode will have commercials before, during, and after. There are also extras, such as podcasts, show related articles, and other mini videos.
How to Watch Battlestar Galactica in Order
Not sure what order to watch Battlestar Galactica, let alone how to add in the spin offs or movies? We’ve broken down the timeline to give you the best order to watch Battlestar Galactica so you don’t miss out on any important details.
- Originally Battlestar Galactica — If you’re really wanting to start at the beginning, watch the original Battlestar Galactica series from 1978-1979. It only aired one season that had 24 episodes (technically 17 episodes, but five of those were two-parters).
- Battlestar Galactica season 1 — All 13 episodes
- Battlestar Galactica season 2 — Only episodes 1-17
- Razor: TV Movie — This movie came out just before the start of season 4, but chronologically it fits here. In general, Razor gives us more insight on the Pegasus’ crew. And even though it’s set during events in the second season, some fans have debated whether viewers should actually wait until after season 3 to watch it. If you choose to watch it at this point, keep in mind there are some scenes that set up season 4 in the last 10 minutes of the movie. If you don’t want any spoilers, you can always fast forward through or mute those few key moments while watching. (Tip: Try to find the extended 101-minute version if possible.) Fast forward/mute when the hybrid touches Shaw, when Red One contacts Pegasus, and when Starbuck talks to Lee and says “Well, ever think you might deserve it?” You can unmute/hit play when she goes to leave.
- Battlestar Galactica season 2 — Finish off the season with episodes 18-20
- The Resistance — This web series has 10 episodes that will take you into season 3. (Tip: If you went for the Battlestar Galactica DVD, you will get this included.)
- Battlestar Galactica season 3 — All 20 episodes
- Razor — You can go back and play that muted/skipped 10 minutes of Razor here.
- Battlestar Galactica season 4 — Only episodes 1-11
- The Face of The Enemy — This is a short 10 episode web series lasting only 36 minutes long in total. (Tip: You’ll have to search the internet to find this as it was never released as part of the DVDs due to the writer’s strike in 2008.)
- Battlestar Galactica season 4 — Come back to watch episodes 12-15
- The Plan: Movie — This movie is a stand alone and shows you the first two seasons, but this time it’s from the Cylons’ point of view. It was released after the show ended, but it chronologically fits here.
- Battlestar Galactica season 4 — Finish the season with episodes 16-21. (Tip: Remember to watch the extended versions of episode 18 and 19.)
- Caprica: TV show — This spin-off TV series is set almost 60 years before Battlestar Galactica and reveals more about the creation of the Cylon androids that would later go on to become their greatest enemies.
- Blood and Chrome: TV Movie — This stand-alone movie follows the young William Adama during the First Cylon War. (Tip: This is seen as a sequel to Caprica and a prequel to Battlestar Galactica, so technically you can watch it at any point.)
8 Shows and Movies to watch if you love Battlestar Galactica
If you geeked out on Battlestar Galactica, then these other binge-worthy TV shows and movies will be right up your alley.
Hundreds of years in the future, things are different than what we are used to after humans have colonized the solar system and Mars has become an independent military power. Rising tensions between Earth and Mars have put them on the brink of war. Against this backdrop, a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain come together to investigate the case of a missing young woman. The investigation leads them on a race across the solar system that could expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
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After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.
Set 500 years in the future after a universal civil war, the crew of a small transport spaceship takes any job so long as it puts food on the table. The disparate men and women just want to survive and maybe have better lives, but they face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as the Reavers — flesh-eating mongrels who live on the fringes of the universe.
Set nearly 60 years before the popular “Battlestar Galactica” series, this prequel traces the progress of two prominent families, the Greystones and the Adamas, in the peaceful world of the 12 Colonies. An act of terrorism has tragic consequences for both families, which shapes the future of the battle for humanity.
Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer finally gets his chance to command his own ship. Determined to prove his worth and start a new chapter, Ed discovers the first wrinkle in his plan when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson. As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric, crew.
Lost in Space
It’s 30 years in the future and the Robinson family has been chosen to start a new life in a space colony. On the way to what they believe will be a better world, the Robinsons’ ship is abruptly thrown off course and they are thrown into a dangerous alien environment. Now light-years from their original destination, they must forge new alliances and work together to survive. Stranded with the Robinsons are unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith and inadvertently charming Don West, two outsiders who are thrown together by circumstance and a mutual knack for deception.