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Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  27 January 1979 (Japan)
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After the destruction of the twelve human colonies, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift refugee fleet in a search for Earth.

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The story of how the Twelve 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 they need. The Ovions, who populate the planet, are being controlled by the Cylons, who set a trap for the Galactica. Under a clever ruse, Adama convinces the Cylons that his pilots are on the surface at a banquet, while the real pilots are at full combat readiness. The fleet gets their food and fuel, and escapes, destroying Carillon and a Cylon Basestar hiding behind the planet. Written by BSG Mailing List <bsg@csonline.com>

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They were searching for a star called Earth, but first they had to win a great war. See more »


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27 January 1979 (Japan)  »

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Galactica: Astronave de Combate  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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None of the writers had a scientific background. See more »

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

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[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter]
Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars!
Lt. Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.
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1970s sci-fi, with a little bit of Star Wars plagiarism...
13 November 2005 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

Although it is a little bit of a dated script and obviously copies off of Star Wars (don't those starfighters look an awful lot like X-wings), Battlestar Gallactica is worth a watch if you're a science fiction geek. If you've seen the new version before, you'll be amazed at how different the old version really is. In the old series, action, jokes, and flirting are much more common. The new version relies on political events and characters.

Although this 1978 version of the film moves a little slowly in places, there are the fascinating space battles. The dialog between the characters and some of the comedy is a little dated, however. I would recommend it if you're a fan of this genre.


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