Battlestars (1981–1982)

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Celebrities, each seated in triangles, answer game questions for the contestants. The object of the game was to capture three celebrities by putting out lights around him/her.

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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host (6 episodes, 1982-1983)
Rod Roddy ...
 Himself - Announcer (5 episodes, 1982)
 Herself (5 episodes, 1982)
Fannie Flagg ...
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 Himself (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Himself (5 episodes, 1982)


"Battlestars" was a spin-off of Merrill-Heatter Productions' verenable "The Hollywood Squares." However, "Battlestars" had quite different rules. Two contestants, including a champion, competed; the six celebrities, all whom appeared a week at a time, sat in a two-tiered row of triangles, with the numbers 1 through 10 lighted at each of the triangle's corner angles. Each contestant used a plunger to stop a randomly flashing light; wherever the light stopped, that celebrity played (unless the light touched more than one triangle, in which case the contestant chose a celebrity). Host Trebek asked the celebrity a question, to which he or she would answer. The contestant had to decide whether to agree or disagree with the celebrity's answer. If correct, the contestant retained control, but if not, control passed to his/her opponent; either way, the number was lit. The player who lit the third number around a celebrity "captured" that star, with the background turning either blue (for the ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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26 October 1981 (USA)  »

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