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The Best Seasons of Battlestar Galactica

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List of the best seasons of Battlestar Galactica, ranked from best to worst, with DVD cover images when available. Fans of Battlestar Galactica are very passionate about the series, so it's no surprise that arguments are often had over which is the best season of Battlestar Galactica. This ranking of all Battlestar Galactica seasons has been voted on by many fans of the show, so this list isn't just one person's opinion. Some of the greatest episodes of Battlestar Galactica come from different seasons, so determining what the best Battlestar Galactica season is can be challenging.

If you're wondering, "What is the best season of Battlestar Galactica?" and "Which season of Battlestar Galactica is the best?" then this list will answer your questions.

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  • Following the discovery of Kobol, the arrest of Laura Roslin, and the attempted assassination of William Adama, the Fleet finds itself thrust into more peril, but, with the discovery of Pegasus and New Capric, also hope. Sadly all prospects of a better future are squashed sooner or later.
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  • Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of Battlestar Galactica
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    After the cylons genocidal attack on the Twelve Colonies, a rag-tag fugative fleet under the aegis of the Battlestar Galactica tackles the problems inherent of their evasive flight from their murderers.
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    Season 4

    Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of Battlestar Galactica
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    The final season of Battlestar Galactica revolves around the revelation of the last member of the Final Five, the mystery surrounding Kara Thrace's return, the continuing search for Earth, and a cult lead by the loathed, unwanted (yet pardoned) disgraced former president, Gaius Baltar.

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    Season 3

    Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of Battlestar Galactica
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    The stranded Colonials struggle to survive under the brutal Cylon rule of New Caprica, but when Galactica returns to save humanity, the fledgling fleet resumes its search for Earth. The Cylons, after losing control on New Caprica, depart on their own mysterious quest for Earth.
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