Thirty years after the events of the series "Battlestar Galactica," the fugitive star fleet finally reaches its legendary destination. But Commander Adama discovers that the Planet Earth in 1980 is not technologically advanced enough to help them battle the Cylons. Indeed, by coming to Earth, the Galactica has inadvertently exposed the helpless planet to attack by the android race bent on exterminating all humanity. Written by
Anthony Bruce Gilpin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At the end of several episodes a message appeared on the screen that said: "The United States Air Force stopped investigating UFOs in 1969. After 22 years they found no evidence of extra-terrestrially visits and no threat to national security." See more »
At the beginning of the series, the Galactica arrives at Earth in the year 1980. It is said by Adama that their voyage has taken 30 years which means that the events of Battlestar Galactica (1978) took place around 1950 in Earth time. However, at the very end of the original series (in the episode "The Hand of God"), the Galactica receives a television transmission that shows the 1969 Apollo moon landing. Since the fleet's journey to Earth had only started a few months prior, it means that the events of Battlestar Galactica (1978) must have taken place at least in the late 1960s Earth time. This would also account for Adama not appearing much older in the sequel, as a 30 year gap would have meant the returning character would be 80 to 90 years old. See more »
Several episodes end with the disclaimer: "The United States Air Force stopped investigating UFOs in 1969. After 22 years, they found no evidence of extra-terrestrial visits and no threat to national security." This is due to the series featuring an Air Force division dedicated to looking for UFOs. See more »
Galactica '80 is to Battlestar Galactica as Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was to Star Trek!
Both are plain fun!
++++For those 1st season watchers that are fans of the new series....this is the season that introduced the "human like" cylons.
This series lasts 10 episodes and is entertaining to those who have a base knowledge of Galactica '79 or even the new series (which were both more serious). In this, Galactica has found earth during 1980 and the questions of what would happen if? are pursued. This series is in fun.
Events happen like:
-A Galactica kids' baseball team takes on a Human kids' one.
-Two Galactica motorcyclists are challenged by a "Hells Angel" type group.
-Cylons visit a Human Halloween party and take over a radio station.
-Galactican's stop hijackers from taking over a human plane.
-A "baddie" Galatican (Baltar like) tries to help the Nazi's.
I watched (and bought) this after I saw the 1st season and the new series. I thoroughly enjoyed this lighthearted take.
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