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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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 Captain Apollo (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lieutenant Starbuck (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Commander Adama (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lieutenant Boomer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Count Baltar (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lieutenant Athena (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Boxey (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Cassiopeia (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tony Swartz ...
 Flight Sergeant Jolly (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Colonel Tigh (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Flight Officer Omega / ... (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lieutenant Sheba (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Flight Corporal Rigel (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Opening Credit Announcer / ... (13 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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Muffit Two, Boxey's "daggit" (a dog-like animal) "drone," or robot, was realized by having a trained chimpanzee inside the daggit-drone costume. Three chimps were so wrangled during the series. See more »

Goofs

Also, the Rising Star brought Uri from his home, which had to be on one of the other eleven planets (the novelization says that he was Leon). This makes sense, as we can see when Apollo leaves Jolly below decks, we see the writing L.S.S. Rising Star on the bulkhead. However, in "The Long Patrol", Athena's computer lists it as T.S.S. Rising Star, making it Taura. See more »

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[repeated line]
Cylon Centurion: By your command.
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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: I Get a Sidekick Out of You (2006) 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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one of my favorites
17 August 2000 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

Yeah yeah, so it may be considered a Star Wars ripoff by some. Who cares? As a kid in the 70's, I loved nothing more than the movie and then the subsequent ABC TV series especially with all of the special effects that kids love to see after Star Wars came out. And when the Scifi Channel started to show the series again, I couldn't get enough of it. An underappreciated scifi series in my opinion.


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