Space opera Battlestar Galactica and family football melodrama Friday Night Lights are two of the most beloved cult hits of the last decade. You can spot a TV nerd from a mile away with his "Texas Forever" T-shirt and his "So say we all" tattoo. Look beyond the radically different landscapes of the two shows, the rusty trucks and endless fields of Texas and the hi-tech decks of the Galactica, and you'll see that they have more in common than meets the eye. In fact, they're the same show.

If one show's antagonists are robots and the other's are overbearing football dads, how can these shows be one in the same? Put on your helmet of choice, whether it's the headgear of a Panther or a Viper Pilot, and let us show you the 15 Ways Battlestar Galactica and Friday Night Lights Are the Same Show.

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Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)

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