Human colonies in a distant solar system are nearly wiped out by a nuclear assault launched by aggressive artificial intelligence. The survivors of the nuclear attack evade the Cylons in a rag tag Battlestar fleet while they begin the search for a new home--a planet called Earth.
This was a mini series that aired before the revived series pilot. As such I guess it can be seen as a prequel. A lot of people consider the the pilot to be one of the best for a show. But this mini series shows you life before the humans were on the run from the cylons which is cool. You get to see how the new war starts and I consider it mandatory viewing before watching the show.
What can be said about this show that hasn't already been said already?
If you love Sci Fi, space ships, battles, robots, and cyborgs, then you are going to love this 5 star show and all of the preceding show.