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Referenced By / Battlestar Galactica (2003)

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Comic Books

  • In Runaways, Molly calls Victor a Cylon. Whether this was intentional or whether she actually meant cyborg is anyone's guess.

Live-Action TV

  • The Big Bang Theory: Starbuck is the star of Howard's sexual fantasies. Her actress appeared Adam Westing in one episode.
  • The CSI episode "A Space Oddity" parodied the controversy over the differences between the reboot and original Battlestar Galactica, with the murder, at an SF convention, of the showrunner of a controversial Darker and Edgier revival of a beloved old space opera show. Although the fictional series, Astro Quest, was more of a Star Trek parody, the BSG comparison was made clear by Ronald D Moore and Grace Park both appearing in cameos as fans.
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  • Dwight Schrute of The Office (US) is a fan of BSG. At one point, his Sitcom Archnemesis Jim began to deliberately Cowboy BeBop at His Computer the show in order to get under Dwight's skin for a prank.
  • The Magicians mentions it in a coded conversation, explicitly referencing Boomer's sleeper agent plot and poking fun at the show's terrorism allegories.
  • The series Extant features "Humanichs" (human robots), one of which is looks like a child and controversy goes to school, one of the concerned parents yells that Ethan isn't a kid, he's "a toaster with hair".

Western Animation

  • Robot Chicken: One sketch parodied the use of the Unusual Euphemism "frak", to which an FCC censor ironically asked his partner "What the fuck are they saying?".


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