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The Battlestar Galactica Episodes You Never Knew Existed

Battlestar Galactica is one of the most beloved and respected science-fiction series to date. A thoughtful reimagining of the kitschy 1970s series of the same name, the adaptation from executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick took a darker and more adult approach to the material, earning a prestigious Peabody Award in the process.

The series, which began as a 2003 miniseries and ran for four seasons, followed the last known survivors of a nuclear attack orchestrated by the man-made Cylons and depicted humanity's exhausting fight for survival through multiple lenses, including science, politics, and religion. Digging deep into what it meant to be human, the series was so engrossing and addictive that Portlandia featured an entire sketch about binge-watching it.

But if you've only ever seen the episodes of Battlestar Galactica that aired on linear television as part of the show's main narrative, then you haven't experienced the full BSG story. A two-hour TV movie, titled Razor, aired ahead of the fourth and final season and chronicled what happened aboard the Battlestar Pegasus during Lee Adama's (Jamie Bamber) command — the result of NBC Universal wanting a stand-alone product that it could sell.

But the fan-favorite series also spawned a short-lived prequel spin-off known as Caprica, a 2009 Cylon-centric follow-up film called The Plan, and a prequel web series-turned-pilot for a second spin-off titled Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. However, that's still not everything there is. During Battlestar Galactica's initial run, Syfy, then known as the Sci-Fi Channel, released multiple web series in an attempt to promote the show and bridge the gap between seasons.

How to watch the Battlestar Galactica webisodes

The first Battlestar Galactica web series to be produced was known as Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance. Released between the second and third seasons of the show, the 10 short episodes documented life on New Caprica after the shocking revelation that the Cylons had invaded the planet at the end of the season 2 finale. Featuring nearly 30 minutes of new footage, the series chronicled the human resistance, led by Colonel Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan), and explored whether or not fighting back was ultimately worthwhile or the right choice.

Unfortunately, The Resistance is hard to find these days. The webisodes were originally released on the Sci-Fi Channel website and are understandably no longer available to stream in this location. While you can find them on certain DVD sets, they are also not available to stream on Peacock, the current home of the rest of the show, including the miniseries and the follow-up film The Plan. However, some kind-hearted and industrious fans have uploaded the webisodes to YouTube, often as one long episode.

But The Resistance wasn't the only Battlestar Galactica web series. Sci-Fi once again used a short 10-episode web series to bridge the gap between official full-length episodes. The Face of the Enemy aired during season 4's mid-season break and focused on Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) and his growing problems with the Cylon alliance, foreshadowing his eventual mutiny in the second half of the season. The Face of the Enemy is equally difficult to find via official means. However, much like The Resistance, you can find versions of it that fans have uploaded to YouTube.