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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 »
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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:
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Flawed, but Fun. See more (51 total) »

Cast

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Cylons are led by an "Imperious Leader." The word "imperious" actually means arrogantly domineering and overbearing, but the writers chose it because it sounded different from "Imperial," a word that too strongly evoked Star Wars (1977).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:
Commander Adama:Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... a shining planet known as Earth.See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Love, Love, LoveSee more »

FAQ

What happens to the characters in the end?
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, but Fun., 18 January 2003
Author: jwrowe3 from Tampa, FL

Ah, GALACTICA. I had a party at my house on the night of the start of the series. A whole bunch of goofy high school juniors crowded into my living room watching the destruction of the human race by a bunch of evil robots ruled by a big lizard, hell-bent on galactic domination. An earlier poster made a comment about the show being interrupted by a news report(The Camp David Peace Agreements with Carter, Begin, and Sadat, signing the official accords)so while this was going on, we took a break for a bite. ABC, thoughtfully didn't rejoin the show in progress, but backed it up a few moments and started from there. Try THAT, today!

As the series commenced it was hard pressed to live up to, as Time magazine predicted, "block buster ratings". Re-used special effects, and a slow dive into "bad writing-ville", began after the first regular episode. And, as this was the first show in the ABC Sunday night line-up of shows, if football coverage went late, it was interrupted, and joined in progress. I remember being pretty unhappy when the cancellation of the series was announced, in early 1979.

Battlestar Galactica is pretty much cursed with a very dated "Disco-ish" look to it, with feathered hair, and '70-ish clothes. The reused SFX of Vipers banking away gets tired, too. A brave effort, but short lived.

Let's hope that the ever-planned update of the series stays true to the original concept. I'd happily watch Starbuck and Apollo fight Cylons, once again. Just pray that whom ever runs the show does not mess with the franchise.

And PLEASE have Maren Jensen in it, too!!!!

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