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Battlestar Galactica (1978) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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.

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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.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm

Synopsis

At some point in the distant past, the Nine Colonies (named Gemini, Caprica, Taurus, etc. as per astrological signs) are finally poised to sign a peace treaty with the Cylons...

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