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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

Count Baltar: How long before our fighters can return to defend us?
Lucifer: I'm afraid the Pegasus will reach us first.
Count Baltar: Then drop back. Let the other two baseships intercept the Pegasus.
Lucifer: I'm not sure the other base commanders will appreciate that.
Count Baltar: It isn't a request, it's an order.
[Baltar's baseship drops back while the battlestar Pegasus approaches the other two baseships]
Col. Tolan: Two basestars coming up on range, sir. The third has fallen back behind them.
Cmdr. Cain: That will be Baltar's ship! Plot a course between those two ...
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Extended Versions of the original two shows
13 August 2007 | by (Greenville, GA) – See all my reviews

Although others have commented that this video is just an edited version of the two shows: "Fire in Space" and "Living Legend", if you watch the original shows you'll find that dialogue from this video edition was edited out. I found this video version much better because scenes and lines were added to it. I would say if you want to see the show in its original version, see the video versions on VHS. They have more to offer the fan than the original episodes being offered on DVD now. Another good video is Conquest for the Earth, which had more scenes from Galactica 1980 than did the actual broadcasts themselves. Overall, I rate this as a 10 because it gives you more to enjoy than what the networks wanted to show in the time slot they gave the producers.


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