When it comes to challenging science fiction, Battlestar Galactica wrote the playbook. The 2003 series gained a huge fan base and critical acclaim when it reimagined the 1978 cult classic and turned it into a gritty dystopian drama.
With TV production slowed and delayed, now is a great time to catch up on Battlestar Galactica. Fortunately, you can watch the show without cable for free – including the 2003 mini-series (“Part 1” and “Part 2”) and then watch the four seasons that aired 2004-2009, including two extra feature-length movies “The Plan” and “Razor.”
How to Watch BSG Online Free
All four seasons of Battlestar Galactica are available to stream on the NBC streaming service, Peacock. The service has a free plan and a premium plan for $4.99 per month. Both show ads, but the premium plan has more content. In this case, all 4 seasons of Battlestar Galactica are available to watch on Peacock’s free plan.
Both the free and $4.99 premium plans are ad-supported, meaning you will have to watch commercials. If you want to watch ad-free, you need to subscribe to the “Premium Plus” plan, eliminating the ads for a cost of $9.99 per month. You can sign up for any of these plans here.
You can stream Battlestar Galactica with Peacock on your TV or mobile device. The streaming service supports Roku, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple T.V. 4K and Apple T.V. HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Playstation 4, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in, Xfinity Flex 4K and Amazon Fire TV or Fire Sticks. Follow these steps to install Peacock on your device:
- Subscribe to a Peacock using this Link.
- “Search” your devices app store or channel store for “Peacock”
- Select the streaming service and press “OK.”, “Install” or “Download” depending on your device
- Once Peacock is installed on your device, open Peacock, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. Search for Battlestar Galactica and watch.
See our review of Peacock for more details about this NBC-owned streaming service.
What Makes BSG a Good Binge
You think things are bad now – at least we don’t have a fleet of sentient robots trying to hunt us down, right? That’s the premise of both iterations Battlestar Galactica, the first of which premiered in 1978. The first was a cult favorite, but the second version of the show gained huge fan traction when it aired 2003-2009. Its intricate plots and grim, dystopian feel made it just right for the post-9/11 years. The world felt like it had lost its innocence and so it was only fair that science fiction had lost it as well.
Today we face different sorts of threats. While it’s a stressful time and “Battlestar Galactica” can be pretty stressful to watch, but it can be therapeutic as well. Humanity has faced challenges of many kinds and has largely risen to the occasion. Watching characters survive and thrive in the worst of circumstances may give us all some hope. So say we all.
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