Cool Space Battles

There is something about a good battle in space that’s cooler than anything else that could be put onscreen. The best space battles in film and television are spectacles in which everything comes together, from special effects, the music, the right amount of character, tactics, and preparation to make sure the drama plays effectively.

These space battle could be anything from relatively high realism space battles to low realism, from massive fleets to two ships fighting it out in a submarine-esque engagement. Whether guns, missiles, lasers, phasers or photon torpedoes are used, this series takes a look at some of the coolest space battles ever put on screen.

Sacrifice of the Pegasus (Battlestar Galactica)

“Exodus” (parts one and two) are the third and fourth episodes of the third season from the science fiction television series. In the episode “Exodus, Part 2,”, Battlestar Galactica is outnumbered four to one, with Adama using some tricky FTL maneuvering with to distract Cylon Basestars long enough for the rest of the fleet to take off from New Caprica. However, Galactica ends up taking heavy fire. Just when it seems hopeless, Battlestar Pegasus bursts onto the scene like an avenging, wrathful angel, and turns the tide of the fight long enough for Adama to get his battered ship out of the line of fire.