Ronald D. Moore and David Eick’s 2004-2009 remake of Glen A. Larson’s TV series Battlestar Galactica is littered with parallels and references to the Christian Bible. Released on the SyFy network (although I’m pretty sure it was still SciFi upon its premiere), the series depicts the struggle of a group of less than 50,000 human survivors of a solar-system-wide attack on humanity by a malicious race of AI known as Cylons. As they flee their attackers, they try to seek out the long-fabled planet Earth, which might be their only hope of continuing their species.
This story is incredibly close to the narrative presented in Exodus in the Old Testament. Because all the other successors to the position were killed, the Secretary of Education, Laura Roslin, becomes president of what remains of the colonies. Near the end of the first season, it is revealed through study of ancient scriptures that she finds a prophecy of a dying leader that would guide what remains of humanity to the ancient world of Kobol (which is where humans were thought to have originated from to found the 12 colonies) and, eventually, a path to Earth. After it is revealed to the fleet that Roslin is dying of breast cancer, she accepts this role. Roslin is much like Moses in Exodus, leading the chosen people “up out of the land of Egypt prepared for battle” (Exodus 13.18). She spends much of the series being doubted and in some instances attacked by the people of the fleet, much like Moses is throughout the journey to their promised land. It also appears to be no coincidence that there were 12 tribes of Israel, just like the 12 colonies (which, in this universe, were referred to as “tribes” in the past) of Kobol.