Get On Board with the Battlestar Galactica Cast

Wednesday, September 28 by Ed Mulero

"Battlestar Galactica" cast worked to materialize the future where a human civilization from the Twelve Colonies venture out to find a new home while chased by hostile robots known as Cylons. The first incarnations of the TV show came as a mini-series for the SyFy network and the popularity from those features created an ongoing program about their struggles. Fans enjoyed the cast who took the characters from the first incarnation and made them more compelling with deeper storylines of their origins. Each episode delved into the hardships, politics and wars that the remnants of the surviving race experience as they search for the fabled thirteenth colony known as Earth. Cast of "Battlestar Galactica" revived a short-lived TV program and elevated the show to a new generation of fans and prominence amongst critics.

Edward James Olmos.

The Academy Award-nominated actor joined the cast to take on the iconic role of Commander William Adama who leads the fame Battlestar Galactica. He is no stranger to film as his long credits include "Stand & Deliver," "American Me" and "Selena." It's a long way from the mean streets of "Miami Vice" battling drug dealers.

Mary McDonnell.

An accomplished actress took on the role of embattled President Laura Roslin who must deal with more than the feuding factions of the fleet in "Battlestar Galactica." She has appeared in TV and films such as "ER," Touched by an Angel," "Donnie Darko" and "Scream 4." The talented actress seems to attract alien invasions everywhere she goes ever since "Independence Day."

Tricia Helfer.

This hot Canadian native of the cast played the gorgeous beauty known as Number Six in "Battlestar Galactica" who was a Cylon in disguise to infiltrate the Twelve Colonies. The model turned actress has used her expertise in the first season of the reality TV show "Canada's Next Top Model." Her blonde hair and killer smile highlighted other shows like "Burn Notice," "Supernatural" and "Two and a Half Men."

Lucy Lawless.

The statuesque brunette was a welcome addition to the cast as reporter D'Anna Biers who hides a secret that could threaten the entire crew of the Battlestar Galactica. This New Zealand actress is no stranger to genre TV as she played the iconic role of "Xena: Warrior Princess" for six seasons. Science fiction never looked hotter than when she wielded a sword or hurled her chakram at hordes of enemies.

Richard Hatch.

The original cast member to the first version of "Battlestar Galactica" from 1978 to 1979 returned as Tom Zarek, a political leader in the Saggitaron Colony. His extensive career in TV made him a constant presence in such shows as "Dynasty," "Love Boat," "The Streets of San Francisco" and "Baywatch" to name a few. It's good to see the man known as Captain Apollo still gets work after all these years. 

- Eduardo Camacho

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