Watch: James Callis fondly recalls BSG's Gaius Baltar ... warts and all

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Jul 11, 2017

Do you have a favorite character from Battlestar Galactica? It's a crazy hard call, but if we had to pick just one, we might have to go with Dr. Gaius Baltar, played by James Callis.

Sure, Baltar is narcissistic, self-centered, feckless and vain, but he's also ... well, just so damn likable, somehow. We loved the subtle clumsiness and bewilderment that Callis brought to the character, which helped to humanize the maniacal genius and made him more relatable. And he had one heck of a redemption arc, no?

We spoke with James Callis at the BSG reunion that took place at the ATX Television Festival last month in Austin, Texas. Watch below.