The original fans didn't seem impressed before the miniseries that kicked off the rebooted Battlestar aired on Dec. 8 and 9, 2003. "In 2003, the San Diego Comic-Con was a much less intense event than it is today, but networks and studios still saw the value of promoting new TV shows to fans," recalls Liz Shannon Miller. "So, a few months before the premiere of the miniseries that re-launched Battlestar Galactica, creator Ronald D. Moore and cast members Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, and Katee Sackhoff, sat on a raised platform in one of the venue’s smaller conference rooms. They screened the trailer. And then they ate a lot of crap. Although the original Battlestar Galactica premiered in 1978 for just one season, the audience was rooted in debating the old version, and why the Sci-Fi Channel (as it was then known) wanted to reboot the show...Two years later, Battlestar returned to San Diego Comic-Con — but this time, they were in the massive Ballroom 20 before a packed crowd in love with its dark and political sci-fi storytelling. They were converts to Moore’s vision..." ALSO: Tricia Helfer discusses her 15th-anniversary Battlestar podcast.