The mysterious Ship of Lights reappears, hijacks Apollo and his viper in space and sends him on a quest to save the planet Terra during peace negotiations with the Eastern Alliance. One of ... See full summary »

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The mysterious Ship of Lights reappears, hijacks Apollo and his viper in space and sends him on a quest to save the planet Terra during peace negotiations with the Eastern Alliance. One of the beings of light takes human form to guide Apollo, and makes him take on the appearance of a missing Terran named Charlie. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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18 March 1979 (USA)  »

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Trivia

'Richard Hatch (I)' voiced his concern about his character Apollo being so square and Starbuck being the focus of the majority of episodes to story editors Jim Carlson and Terrence McDonnell. They promptly reversed the names of the main characters in the second draft of 'Experiment in Terra', turning yet another Starbuck adventure into an Apollo story. See more »

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Despite saying several times that he has no body and being told by Starbuck the Starbuck would walk "straight through" him (presumably because of his insubstantiality), John nevertheless places his hand squarely and firmly on Apollo's shoulder as they walk down the street together at the end of the episode. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Apollo: My face? How is it possible that this Charlie Watts is an exact lookalike?
John: He isn't. They merely perseive you to look like him. Actually, he's quite an attractive fellow.
Capt. Apollo: That's very funny. You sure have a sense of humor.
John: In my job dealing with primitive cultures, it's an absolute necessity.
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References Experiment in Terror (1962) See more »

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Exploration/Theme from Battlestar Galactica
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Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic
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