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Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  1979 (USA)
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Running low on fuel, the Battlestar Galactica receives the help of the supposedly lost Battlestar Pegasus which is taking the offensive with the Cylons.

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Capt. Apollo (archive footage)
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Lt. Starbuck (archive footage)
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Cmdr. Adama (archive footage)
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Lt. Boomer (archive footage)
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Count Baltar (archive footage)
Maren Jensen ...
Lt. Athena (archive footage)
Laurette Spang ...
Cassiopeia (archive footage)
Tony Swartz ...
Flight Sgt. Joly (archive footage)
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Lt. Sheba (archive footage)
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Col. Tigh (archive footage)
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Dr. Salik (archive footage)
Jack Stauffer ...
Capt. Bojay (archive footage)
William Bryant ...
Fireleader (archive footage)
Rod Haase ...
Col. Tolan (archive footage)
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Cmdr. Cain (archive footage)
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The Battlestar Galactica encounters the Battlestar Pegasus, which they thought to be destroyed. The Pegasus is commanded by one of their most celebrated warriors, Commander Cain. Cain is a strategic genius, but is bent on destroying the Cylons while Adama is happy to acquire fuel and escape, thus keeping his fleet alive to find Earth. When Cain sabotages a mission to obtain fuel, the Galactica and Pegasus are forced to attack a Cylon Base World and three Baseships. While the Galactica stays on to attack the planet, the Pegasus leaves to engage the Baseships (against orders). After the battle, the Pegasus just keeps on going into deep space and is never heard from again. The Galactica gets the fuel it needs and the fleet continues its journey, looking for Earth. Written by Jason Legere <jlegere@ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca>

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Their very existence menaced by a strange civilization.


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Cylonien hyökkäys  »

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Goofs

Cain sends the Pegasus through a bright starfield after Baltar's Baseship. According to the dialogue, the Pegasus is traveling alone at this point. However, the exterior shots in this sequence show the Battlestar being followed by at least half a dozen other ships. (These shots are actually of the Galactica leading the fleet through the Nova of Madagon, from "Saga of a Star World"). In the "Living Legend" episodes from which Mission Galactica was derived, the sequence is different and doesn't show this goof. See more »

Quotes

Cmdr. Cain: [referring to Commander Adama] Well, how is he? How is that old Modocker?
Capt. Apollo: Well, considering a load he's carried since the destruction of our nation.
Cmdr. Cain: Yes, yes, I should imagine. And the rest of the fleet?
Capt. Apollo: Only the Galactica survives, sir. Along with some 220 odd ships carrying what's left of our people.
Cmdr. Cain: My God, and I thought we had it bad. Only 220 ships left from all the Colonies?
Capt. Apollo: Yes, sir.
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edited from tv episodes
11 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film was edited from the episodes LIVING LEGEND parts 1 and 2 and FIRE IN SPACE. MISSION GALACTICA is ok as a film, but is nothing more than edited tv footage. The story revolves around the Galactica finding another Battlestar called the Pegasus and a fierce battle the two warships must fight over two planets in a system of planets controlled by the cylons. The film features LLOYD BRIDES as Cain the commander of the second battlestar who is essentially a celestial Patton. The film also focuses on the clash between the comand styles of Adama and cain. MISSION GALACTICA makes for fine family viewing. If the film were to get a MPAA rating it would be G.


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