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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:

Svemirska krstarica Galaktika  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There are numerous references to ancient Earth civilizations. The helmets worn by Colonial Viper pilots are based on headdresses work by ancient Egyptian kings. Baltar's name is a merger of the Norse god Baldur and the Summarian god Baal. The Cylon force structure is based on Roman legions. See more »

Goofs

When Apollo and Zac go on patrol together, when Apollo fires his turbo, the pilot's hand is shown on the joystick, but the hand shown is a black man's hand when both pilots are white. See more »

Quotes

Woman on Duty: Section 12, launch bay alpha, stand by to launch fighter probe.
Capt. Apollo: Affirmative.
Woman on Duty: Vector coordinates coded and transferred, acknowledge?
Capt. Apollo: Acknowledged. Ready to launch
Woman on Duty: Core systems, transferring control to probe craft, launch when ready.
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Followed by Galactica 1980 (1980) See more »

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It's Love, Love, Love
John Andrew Tartaglia, Sue Collins, Glen Larson
Performed by the Space Angels
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better story than Star Wars but worse effects
5 December 2000 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

Battlestar Galactica did have a heavy impact on my childhood. I remember all of my friends trying to rebuild Battlestars and Vipers in various designs out of our LEGO space edition tiles. And how much fun it was to blast the other's ships into pieces! LEGO must have earned millions through us. Never ever has there been another spacecraft as illustrious in design as the Galactica (forget Star Trek's clumsy saucers). Unfortunately, the special effects appeared a little simple, because they were persistently reused. And YES, another commentator was right: Maren Jenson is THE reason to watch the show! Of course, there are one or two things about the story which are quite dubious. For one, the praised military leadership being better than a civilian one is a little hard-core cold-war belief. And in the series, those partially overemphasized religious elements sometimes got a little annoying in the otherwise splendid science-fantasy plot. But after all, those elements formed a heterogeneous mix promoting tolerance and gave the show its uniqueness. Definitely worth watching!


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