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Among the many former dramas that have made for great binge-watch material is Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica remake. With four seasons (and a miniseries), it's actually a pretty manageable binge-watch, for those not looking for a show that'll take them the whole year to get through.

Battlestar Galactica centers on a surviving fleet of humans who are attempting to escape repeated assaults by humanoid robots called Cylons. It's a story of human drama and survival. The very definition of humanity is often put to the test as man wages war against not-quite-man-not-quite-machine.

For reference, any time I reference Battlestar Galactica, I'm talking about the remake, not the original 1978 drama (unless otherwise specified.)

How to Watch Battlestar Galactica

That may seem like an obvious point to make. If you've seen the show, feel free to skip this section, but if you're new to the series, you should know that you must start with the miniseries. Not only is that the beginning of the story -- it introduces many of the characters and some major elements in the story -- but it's also a great way to test the waters and decide if this is the show for you.

You probably heard Battlestar Galactica is great. And you're probably like, "yeah, but I don't really like space shows. People keep telling me not to worry about that, though." Watch the Battlestar miniseries. If you love it, dive into the series. If you don't like the miniseries, well you can say you tried.

How to Watch Battlestar Galactica streaming

At this point, there are a few options for how to watch Battlestar Galactica streaming. We'll start with the subscription services and work our way to the purchase options...

Hulu

Battlestar Galactica (the miniseries and all seasons) is available on Hulu, if you're a subscriber. This is probably the best, most affordable option if you're planning on plowing through this show at a reasonably fast pace. If you're not a subscriber, Hulu offers a free-trial for one month, after which you can elect to subscribe to Hulu with ads for $7.99/month, or $11.99/month commercial-free.

Netflix

Battlestar Galactica is not available on Netflix streaming. It used to be, but it's not anymore. However you can get the original series there.

Amazon and Amazon Prime

Battlestar Galactica is available on Amazon Video, which means you can stream it through Amazon, but you have to pay per episode or per season. Amazon has the miniseries available for $12.99, after which you can get Season 1 for the low-low price off $5.99. The price goes up to $9.99 per season for Seasons 2-4. Still not a terrible deal. (Remember how much DVD sets used to cost?) And given that iTunes prices for Battlestar Galactica seasons are much higher, these low prices might not last.

Battlestar Galactica is not currently available streaming on Amazon Prime.

iTunes

iTunes offers the Battlestar Galactica miniseries and all four seasons available for purchase and download. iTunes has each season available, and also an option to purchase the full series by "volume," with Volume 1 including the miniseries and the first two seasons for $49.99, and Volume 2 costing the same, for Seasons 3 and 4.

Google Play

Google Play has all four seasons and the miniseries available for purchase by episode and season. The miniseries is sold in parts (Part 1, Part 2) for $5.99 each, or both parts bought together for $9.99. Season 1 is $24.99. Seasons 2, 3 and 4 are $34.99 each.

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