With the world increasingly being forced to spend more and more time at home, there’s never been a better time to settle in and watch Battlestar Galactica. Where can you watch it? Want to watch Battlestar Galactica for free? We’re here to help.
First off, you’ll need to decide which version you want to watch. Battlestar Galactica has a long, storied history that began back in 1978. Wanting to take advantage of the Star Wars craze, the show centered itself in outer space on board the Galactica, a battleship that survived an attack from Cylons during their war with their enemy. The series initially starred Lorne Greene (Bonanza) as Commander Adama, Dirk Benedict as Lieutenant Starbuck, and Richard Hatch as Captain Apollo. It lasted one season but it left a lasting imprint on the collective imaginations.
Since the end of the original series, Battlestar Galactica has seen numerous series reboots, a few movies and even webisodes. Watching Battlestar Galactica for free is easy via a streaming service and we are here to show you just where you can find them. All this, of course, will be leading up to the new Battlestar Galactica series that the streaming service Peacock (from NBC) will be rolling out in 2021.
Watch Battlestar Galactica Free On NBC.com
The same goes for the attempted 1980 spin-off Galactica 80. Its initial intent was a movie, but it was instead made into another Battlestar Galactica series that again lasted but one season.
Battlestar Galactica came back in 2003 as a mini-series and you can watch that Battlestar Galactica mini-series free on NBC.com. The success of the mini-series prompted a new, reimagined TV series with the same Battlestar Galactica title. It ran for four seasons and can also be seen on NBC.com. Produced in between seasons 3 and 4 of the reimagined series was the movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor. You can also catch this on NBC.com.
Watch Battlestar Galactica Free On SyFy.com
The SYFY channel carried the reimagined version of BSG when it first aired and today that is still the case. You can see all four season of the series along with the miniseries on the SYFY website. Yes, both of these Battlestar Galactica offerings can be streamed for free.
Watch Battlestar Galactica Free On Amazon Prime
This is the last service to offer the ability to watch Battlestar Galactica for free. The free on Amazon comes in the form of Battlestar Galactica: Razor. This movie was released between seasons 3 and 4 of the reimagined series. It’s available here.
Amazon does, though, offer just about every other version of Battlestar Galactica for a price. You can watch the original Battlestar Galactica series, the 1980 series, all four seasons of the reimagined series, BSG: Caprica and BSG: Blood & Chrome all for $1.99/$2.99 an episode or if you wish to purchase them outright and own, you can get them for $24.99/34.99. The two prices reflect either an SD or HDX purchase.
Watch On Google Play
Google Play will also offer Battlestar Galactica fans their fix, albeit not as good as some of the other streaming services. You can’t watch Battlestar Galactica free, but for $1.99 per episode or $34.99 a season, fans can get the entire reimagined series.
Google Play also offers to let you watch Battlestar Galactica the miniseries for $5.99 an episode (only two in the miniseries) or $9.99 to purchase it outright. The original series can be bought for $1.99 an episode or $24.99 for the entire season. BSG: Blood & Chrome is also available for $3.99 to rent and $14.99 to own.
Watch BSG On iTunes
Even though Apple’s iTunes is in transition, and it won’t let you watch Battlestar Galactica free, it still offers something for fans. The original series can be had for a $1.99 per episode purchase or $24.99 for the series.
Galactica 80 can also be bought for $1.99 an episode or $14.99 to own. All four seasons of the reimagined BSG can be purchased for $24.99-$39.99, depending on which season you’d like to own.
If you want to watch Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, a 2008 Syfy Channel movie, it can be bought on iTunes for $7.99 and at the present time this is the only place you can purchase it. You can also purchase the BSG prequel, Caprica, on iTunes for $39.99.
Watch Battlestar Galactica On Vudu
Battlestar Galactica fans should be happy with VUDU’s collection of watchable BSG material. Granted it is a purchase instead of a free, but they still have a great selection available. Fans can watch the original, BSG 80, the miniseries, all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica 2004, BSG: Razor, and Caprica all on VUDU.
Most prices run from $1.99/$2.99 an episode to $24.99/$34.99 to own. To watch Battlestar Galactica: Razor, they offer an unrated extended version for $3.99 to rent or $9.99/$14.99 to own. The miniseries can be bought at $5.99 per episode (2 parts) or $9.99 for both together.
Watch Battlestar Galactica On YouTube
YouTube has been offering a streaming service for some time now and Battlestar Galactica fans can be happy if this is your choice of services. The original series, the miniseries, Battlestar Galactica 2004, Battlestar Galactica: Caprica and BSG: Blood & Chrome all can be found on the YouTube streaming site.
As with most of the other streaming sites, you can’t watch Battlestar Galactica free here. The prices to watch range anywhere from $1.99/$2.99 per episode to $24.99/$34.99 per season.
Yes, Battlestar Galactica even produced their own webisodes. These are not easy to find and are not offered on any streaming service. But if one wishes to watch them, there are three available. BSG: The Resistance, BSG: Razor Flashbacks, and BSG: The Face of the Enemy. We found 2 of the 3 on YouTube to watch (Resistance and Enemy) but Flashbacks will be much harder to track down. Good luck.
The Newest Battlestar Galactica
All this is meant to get fans excited about the upcoming reboot. Unfortunately, you will need a subscription to the new Peacock network from NBCUniversal and you won’t be able to watch this Battlestar Galactica free. Thankfully, if you already have Xfinity, the Peacock service is included. If you do not have Xfinity and wish to get the Peacock so you can watch the new BSG, Peacock offers two tiers. A $4.99 plan which is has ads or an ad-free plan for $9.99 a month.
The newest reboot, also being called Battlestar Galactica, is being brought to the Peacock by Michael Lesslie, who will create, write and executive produce the new series. Lesslie is well-known for being the lead writer and showrunner on AMC’s hit spy series The Little Drummer Girl. He also wrote scripts for the movies Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed.
Another producer, Sam Esmail, offered a hint of what fans can expect in what he says won’t be a traditional episodic format. “There might be episodes that are longer than others. There might be a three-episode arc. There might be a standalone episode that’s a half-hour long. We don’t want to put guardrails up at all. We want to do whatever’s best for each episode. And because I do believe in the episode model, I maybe share the frustration some critics have when showrunners go on an say ‘Well, it’s a 10-hour movie.’ That’s silly. It’s not. What we’re doing here is every episode you have the opportunity to change up the tone, to change up the story, to change up the point of view. So we’re going to lean into that, not shy away from it.”
Neither Lesslie nor Esmail have offered any actor names for the upcoming series. Also, with production shut down for the foreseeable future with COVID-19, the premiere date is not set, but the hope is early 2021.