Son Will Adams grows up to be Bill Adama, commander of the Galactica. Did you recognize the chancellor who was murdered by the Tauron hit man? It was the cigarette-smoking man from The X-Files. He played an Ori prior in a late SG-1 episode.
I neither liked nor disliked the pilot episode. I'm playing "Wait and see." Only one thing has me really puzzled. Why are they worshipping Roman gods??