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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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The super-reality of SENSURROUND takes you into an intergalactic war...Experience the sensation of laser beams, space explosions and battlestar attacks...all in Academy Award winning SENSURROUND. See more »

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

John Dykstra, who worked on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) used much of the technology developed for ILM in this movie, including his motion control camera, the so-called "Dykstraflex". See more »

Goofs

In various scenes where "radar" displays are seen, the same "readout" is reused numerous times. See more »

Quotes

[about to go make out with his girlfriend in a fighter launch tube]
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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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