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Battlestar Galactica (1978)

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After the destruction of the human colonies, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift refugee fleet in a search for Earth.

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(Information provided from episode summaries created by the Battlestar Galactica mailing list) The story of how the 12 colonies of man are destroyed after a 1000 year war with the evil Cylon Empire. Through deceit, the Cylons are able to destroy the Colonies' entire fleet, except for the Battlestar Galactica, captained by Commander Adama. Adama gathers up the few remaining humans left on all the twelve worlds and embarks on a journey to find the mythical planet Earth, the supposed thirteenth colony of Mankind, lost millennia ago when humans first left the motherworld, Kobol. With food and fuel running out, the fleet heads for an ore planet, Carillon, hoping to get what it needs. The Ovions, who populate the planet, are being controlled by the Cylons, who set a trap for the Galactica. The fleet gets food and fuel, and escapes, destroying Carillon and a Cylon Base Star. Written by BSG Mailing List <bsg@csonline.com>

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Two years in the making...Presented at a cost of $14,000,000. See more »

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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27 January 1979 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Kampfstern Galactica  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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In 1979, was released theatrically in "Sensurround". This was the fourth film to be presented in this short-lived process, a special low-frequency bass speaker setup consisting of four huge speakers loaned by distributors to select theaters showing the film. This system was employed only during certain sequences, and was so powerful that it actually cracked plaster at some movie theaters. "Sensurround" was used in only three other films released by Universal: Earthquake (1974), Midway (1976) and Rollercoaster (1977). See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Apollo and Zac launch, as they make a turn there is a very brief moment when a Cylon Raider is visible in the lower left hand of the screen (only on the New Box set, Saga Of a Star World) See more »

Quotes

Sire Uri: Warriors are always the last to recognize the inevitability of change.
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It's Love, Love, Love
John Andrew Tartaglia, Sue Collins, Glen A. Larson
Performed by the Space Angels
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Space Colony searches for its' lost tribe.. Earth!
10 January 2000 | by (Lancaster, CA. USA) – See all my reviews

A great cast of charachters, combine with several celebrity cameo's to make this slightly typical science fiction story fresh each week. The plot revolves around the destruction of the 12 colonies of mankind, by a race of machines called Cylons. The last remaining Battlestar (Galactica) is now in search of the lost 13th tribe, from it's known origin, which split from the original group & has no known location. They hold the hope that Earth will give them a base to fight their antagonists & to rebuild their own race. This series put Universal in the front of sci-fi developement for a while. Worth watching for any science fiction fans who may have missed it. You'll enjoy it a great deal.


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