In the 1970s version of Battlestar Galactica, the Colonials (humans) escaped the Cylons by retreating to the stars in a ragtag fleet of Battlestar Galactica ships.
Upon getting there they find a ragtag group of mutants.
Together they wind up aboard Serenity, a run down ship with a ragtag crew led by Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion).
He won overwhelming victories over superior forces with his ragtag army, marching over huge areas of the country executing his elaborate tactics.
Keith 's opinion of the fanzines were that they were a pretty ragtag bunch with nothing of importance among them.