[Editor's note:HowStuffWorks.com published this article in 2005, and it reflects the viewpoints of its creators at that time.]

Splashy, stylish and very expensive for 1978, Battlestar Galactica was TV's answer to Star Wars. In case you missed it the first time around, Galactica was a sci-fi adventure show about a fleet of human refugees searching for Earthly asylum while under constant threat from the vanquishing Cylon robots they created. It ran for just one season on ABC, but in its time it became a worldwide cult favorite and has maintained a devoted following to this day.

Even so, it took 25 years to resurrect Galactica in the form of a miniseries starring Edward James Olmos in the Commander Adama role originally played by Lorne Greene. That 2003 incarnation was so successful that the Sci Fi Channel brought it back this year as a regular series, not a sequel but a re-imagining of the original premise. Read on to hear what members of the new cast and crew told us about the series.