The film was aired at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and it won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, the film was also nominated for an Emmy award.
Despite their popularity, the mini-series format remains event television on traditional networks in the United States with soap operas relegated to ongoing daytime or primetime programming rather than limited series.
The arrival of the Motherships was one of the greatest dramatic moments in science fiction mini-series history spawning similar feats in the film Independence Day and the 2009 remake of the series also known as V.
Battlestar Galactica characters are the central focus on the SciFi Channel's series that began with the 2003 mini-series and concluded in March, 2009 after four seasons and more than eighty episodes.
Both the original series in the late 1970s and the re-imagined version, which aired as a mini-series and later, a full-fledged series for the then Sci-Fi Channel were enormously popular.