Battlestar Galactica aired on ABC beginning on Sept. 17, 1978 and it ran for eight months until it was cancelled after seventeen episodes. The show was revived briefly as Galactica 1980 in January 1980 but it was again cancelled this time after only six episodes. The series had been popular (according to The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1980 it ranked 20th out of 100 series in the Nielsen ratings) but its expensive production costs dictated a higher rating than it received and ABC cancelled it.
The show's creator was a Mormon by the name of Glen Larson. According to the 42nd edition of Who's Who in America, Larson has an impressive array of credits as a writer, editor, or producer of a long list of television shows including McCloud, The Virginian, Six Million Dollar Man, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Magnum P.I. Also according to Who's Who in America, Glen Larson is a member of the Mormon Church.
Battlestar Galactica was heavily based on similarities in plot with the Mormon Church and several of the church's doctrines were incorporated into the series. Mormon Expression did an entire very interesting podcast on the connection Battlestar Galactica has with Mormonism. Mormon Expression episode 135
LDS: The LDS church is headed by a president and a council or quorum of twelve. The two words "council" and "quorum" are used synonymously.
LDS: The LDS church believes that the Lord lives on the planet Kolob (see The Book of Abraham, Ch. 3, found in The Pearl of Great Price.)
LDS: The LDS church believes that the 13 tribes of Isreal were scattered and colonized the Earth. The 13th tribe was lost, but is believed to be in an undiscovered part of the Earth. Some have concluded that the Book of Mormon describes the 13th tribe and its journey to the Western Hemisphere. This is incorrect. The l3th tribe is still considered lost.
LDS: The LDS information about Kolob and similar topics is supported by a document called the Pearl of Great Price which contains hieroglyphics written in ancient Egypt, and translated by a modern day president.
LDS: In the LDS church, marriage refers to a secular joining and "sealing" referes to a bond sanctified by God and "not only for time, but for all eternity."
LDS: In the LDS church, older leaders of the church frequently have young wives.
LDS: The LDS church believes identically. Lorenzo Snow, an early Mormon President and Prophet, said, "As man is now, God once was; as God now is, man may become."
LDS: Among members of the LDS church, freedom of choice between good and evil is a cornerstone to their philosophy of life. According to the Mormon account of creation (The Book of Moses, Ch. 4, found in The Pearl Of Great Price), one of the reasons God cast Satan out of heaven was because he "sought to destroy the agency of man."
LDS: The LDS church tries its members for transgressions in a tribunal.
LDS: "The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth." (Doctrine and Covenants #93)
LDS: The LDS church is obsessed with genealogy. Members are expected to find their ancestors' names so that their ancestors can be baptized vicariously.
LDS: The LDS Church in The Articles of Faith makes it clear that it believes that individuals are accountable for their own sins and not for the sins of Adam or any of the individual's ancestors.
LDS: The LDS Church teaches that humans have physical bodies of flesh and blood. The spirit looks just like the body but can only be seen with spiritual eyes. At resurrection, the body and spirit are re-joined. The two together are called the "soul." The immortal soul has a body of flesh and bones. It is taught that the blood is the part of the body that makes it mortal. Blood is replaced with a spiritual fluid at resurrection. The Battlestar Galactican "angel" John is apparently a spirit, not a soul.
14. Biblical and Book of Mormon Names:
BSG: The Cylon “outer capital” Gamoray
LDS: the city of Gomorrah that God destroyed in the Book of Genesis
Podcast: Mormon Expression episode 135
Reference: Link is here.