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The technology of 'Battlestar Galactica'

While "Battlestar Galactica" wowed us with amazing special effects and great acting, it also made a mark with unique technology items. We've put together just a few of our favorites.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you might have heard that "Battlestar Galactica" is airing its final episode Friday night. Along with the "Stargate" TV series, the show brought the Sci Fi channel (soon to be simply SyFy) back from the brink of playing back old "Twilight Zone" re-runs and in-house B-movies, and into the go-to place to see the latest special effects and watch an epic story that unfolded over four seasons.

As an homage to all the joy it's brought us over the years, we've put together a slideshow of some of the technology featured within its episodes. This list is not exhaustive. Some things we left out, like the faster-than-light drive, and artificial gravity because, hey, you can find that in most any other science fiction story set in outer space. We have, however included quite a few things that may spoil the show if you stopped watching it after the third season, so click ahead with caution.

The series finale airs on the Sci Fi channel at 9 p.m. Friday night.