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"Battlestar Galactica" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1979

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Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Episode 21 -- Rather than continue fleeing from their enemies, the crew of Galactica commences an all-out attack on a Cylon Basestar.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Episode 20 -- Starbuck runs into his long-lost love, Aurora, who is involved with a group trying to free the electronics ship Celestra from its supposedly dictatorial captain.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Episode 19 -- Apollo and Starbuck follow the escaped Eastern Alliance ship back to Terra, where they help the Terrans overcome a nuclear holocaust.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Episode 18 -- When Baltar plans his escape with the help of the three Borellians and the Eastern Alliance Enforcers, members of the Council of Twelve are taken hostage, and Adama must give in to the escapees' demands.
Battlestar Galactica: Season 1: Episode 17 -- The exciting conclusion - When Apollo and Starbuck find a primitive sleeper ship carrying a man, a woman, and four children, speculation spreads in the fleet that the people are from Earth.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
17 September 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The last major Colonial fighter carrier leads a makeshift fleet of human refugees on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(124 articles)
User Reviews:
An Underappreciated Classic See more (53 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 60)

Richard Hatch ... Capt. Apollo (21 episodes, 1978-1979)

Dirk Benedict ... Lt. Starbuck (21 episodes, 1978-1979)

Lorne Greene ... Commander Adama (21 episodes, 1978-1979)

Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Lt. Boomer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)

John Colicos ... Baltar (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Maren Jensen ... Athena (21 episodes, 1978-1979)

Noah Hathaway ... Boxey (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Laurette Spang ... Cassiopeia (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tony Swartz ... Flight Sgt. Jolly / ... (21 episodes, 1978-1979)

Terry Carter ... Colonel Tigh (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Greenan ... Omega / ... (18 episodes, 1978-1979)

Patrick Macnee ... Opening Credit Announcer / ... (13 episodes, 1978-1979)

Anne Lockhart ... Sheba (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Sarah Rush ... Flight Cpl. Rigel / ... (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Felix Silla ... Lucifer (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Jonathan Harris ... Lucifer (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Series Directed by
Rod Holcomb (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Christian I. Nyby II (5 episodes, 1978)
Alan J. Levi (3 episodes, 1978)
Daniel Haller (3 episodes, 1979)
Donald P. Bellisario (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Vince Edwards (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Glen A. Larson (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Donald P. Bellisario (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Sloan (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Carlson (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Terrence McDonnell (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Ireland (2 episodes, 1978)
Ken Pettus (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Donald P. Bellisario .... supervising producer / producer (20 episodes, 1978-1979)
David J. O'Connell .... producer / co-producer (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
David G. Phinney .... associate producer (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gary Winter .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Dykstra .... producer (3 episodes, 1978)

Michael Sloan .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Stu Phillips (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ben Colman (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
H. John Penner (7 episodes, 1978)
Enzo A. Martinelli (2 episodes, 1978)
Frank Thackery (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
Leon Ortiz-Gil (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Berman (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
George Potter (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Howe (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
John J. Dumas (2 episodes, 1978)
John F. Schreyer (2 episodes, 1978)

John Elias (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Patti Hayes (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mark Malis (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paul Peters (8 episodes, 1979)
Richard D. James (7 episodes, 1978)
Bill Camden (6 episodes, 1979)
Mary Dodson (4 episodes, 1978)
James J. Murakami (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lowell Chambers (12 episodes, 1978)
Sam Gross (9 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Pierre Dorléac (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Production Management
Harker Wade .... unit production manager (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
Rowe Wallerstein .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Watson Sanford .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 1978-1979)
William Holbrook .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
Phil Cook .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Katy Emde .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
Britt Lomond .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
Chuck Lowry .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
Herb Adelman .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Department
Margaret Mazzola .... set dressing (4 episodes, 1978-1979)

Yarek Alfer .... property maker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dick Wahrman .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
Peter Berkos .... sound effects editor (8 episodes, 1978)
James R. Alexander .... sound (3 episodes, 1978)
Charlie King .... sound (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Special Effects by
Joe Goss .... special effects (1 episode, 1978)
Karl G. Miller .... special effects (1 episode, 1978)
John Peyser .... special electronics effects (1 episode, 1978)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual effects supervisor (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
David M. Garber .... production and special effects consultant (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
Wayne Smith .... production and special effects consultant (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Stipes .... visual effects (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Ashby .... utility stunts (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marneen Fields .... stunt double: Jane Seymour / stunt performer: camel rider / ... (4 episodes, 1978)

Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Paula Crist .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician (21 episodes, 1978-1979)

Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Peterson .... costume supervisor (16 episodes, 1978-1979)

Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production: Universal Studios, Los Angeles (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Music Department
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Stu Phillips .... composer: theme / composer: theme music / ... (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Herbert D. Woods .... music editor (17 episodes, 1978-1979)
James D. Young .... music editor (5 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Other crew
Jim Carlson .... story editor (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
Terrence McDonnell .... story editor (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
60 min (24 episodes)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Singapore:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Much of the controls used on the bridge of the Galactica were standard electronic laboratory equipment manufactured at the time by Tektronix, Inc (TEK). This equipment was of a mainframe design where 19 inch wide racks contained test equipment components such as multi-meters, power supplies, or signal generators that slid into these racks like books on a shelf. One can notice tier after tier of these racks used all over the bridge as control panels. Tektronix is even mentioned in the closing credits.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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. Yet, in "The Long Patrol", Athena's computer lists it as T.S.S. Rising Star, making it Taura.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Cylon Centurion:By your command.
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Soundtrack:
It's Love, Love, LoveSee more »

FAQ

What happens to the characters in the end?
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24 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
An Underappreciated Classic, 19 September 1999
Author: Eric-62-2 from Morristown, NJ

Only in the last five years or so has "Battlestar Galactica" begun to emerge from the unfair stigma that was attached to it for so many years as a "Star Wars ripoff". Although a lot of people don't know this, based on what gets written by BG bashers in their histories of sci-fi TV, George Lucas's lawsuit against Universal was dismissed on all counts and found to be without merit. Indeed, considering how Lucas had "borrowed" from so many other genre stories of the past his lawsuit claiming Galactica stole from Star Wars was the biggest case of hypocrisy ever.

For me, "Galactica" continues to age well and is even better than it was when I first experienced it as a child in 1978. Unlike the Star Wars series, which increasingly came to be about FX at the expense of characters, BG's appeal has always lied in its characters. The characters of Apollo (Richard Hatch), Starbuck (Dirk Benedict), Adama (Lorne Greene), Sheba (Anne Lockhart) and even the wicked Baltar (John Colicos) were fascinating and multi-dimensional. And unlike Star Trek, there was a semblance of continuity and character development whereas the former was entirely self-contained from week to week with no development in the characters.

Was BG flawed? Certainly. But it also attracted a larger audience in its one year on ABC than any Star Trek series ever has in syndication. What can't be forgiven is ABC's quick dismissal of this show and then insulting the intelligence of us all by bringing it back in a bastardized version known as "Galactica 1980".

Hopefully, Galactica fans will one day get the last laugh if there is a successful revival with the original cast. It's a show that deserves another chance even more than Star Trek did.

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