After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

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 Capt. Apollo (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lt. Starbuck (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Commander Adama (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lt. Boomer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Baltar (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Athena (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Boxey (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Cassiopeia (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Flight Sgt. Jolly / ... (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Colonel Tigh (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Omega / ... (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Opening Credit Announcer / ... (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Sheba (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Flight Cpl. Rigel / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lucifer (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
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The leaders of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are making plans to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the Cylon Empire. On the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy most of the Colonies and their entire fleet. Under the command of Commander Adama, the battlestar Galactica leads the remaining Colonial ships into space and seeks out a lost thirteenth colony, which turns out to be Earth. Along the way, the Colonials encounter various races (both friendly and hostile), the legendary human warrior Commander Cain, and the planet Kobol, the motherworld of all the Colonies. All the while, the Cylons - under the command of human traitor Count Baltar - closely pursue this fugitive fleet across the universe. Written by Anonymous

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17 September 1978 (USA)  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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To construct the ragtag fleet that follows the Galactica on its lonely quest for Earth, the model makers were given a free hand to let their imaginations run wild. For example, Ken Swenson constructed the livery ship, which was supposed to carry all the livestock; this was widely thought, incorrectly, to be made out of three film cans. He actually scratch-built it from sheet plastic. See more »

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The members of the council were elected in the first episode. However, every time we see the council, there are different members. See more »

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Commander Adama: [closing narration] Fleeing from the Cylon Tyranny, the last battlestar Galactica leads a ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... a shining planet known as Earth.
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Referenced in Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982) See more »

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It's Love, Love, Love
by John Andrew Tartaglia, Sue Collins and Glen A. Larson
Performed by The Space Angels
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Sci Fi Classic
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a very good, and very well made sci-fi classic.

It has it's own style and feel to it, and unlike most sci-fi films it doesn't stretch the boundaries of human knowledge and lend siege to a bunch of aliens or space fights or whatever. It lays down themes that although seem a million light years away, are in fact maybe closer to our time than we first thought.

With a riveting story, depth to characters and amazing memorable acting from Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, and Loren Greene

I think it is only suffice to say that this film is a marvel of it's genre and with criticism and technicalities aside I think you cannot argue that this film is great in all proportions.


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