Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
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Lost Planet of the Gods: Part 2 

After traversing a large void in space, the Galactica and the refugee fleet discover the home planet of their species, Kobol.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Swartz ...
Sheila Wills ...
Lieutenant Deitra (as Sheila DeWindt)
Lieutenant Brie (as Janet Louise Johnson)


Adama orders the fleet to set a course into the seemingly endless void, where he expects to find the lost planet of Kobol, mother-world of the twelve tribes of man. Apollo and Serina are 'sealed' in marriage while Starbuck is being held captive on Baltar's Basestar. When Baltar learns of the search for Kobol, he follows the Colonial fleet for a face to face confrontation with Adama. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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1 October 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Jane Seymour's final appearance as Serina. See more »


At Apollo and Serina's wedding, Flight Corporal Rigel leaves as a bridesmaid when the bridge crew is called to stations. This can be seen in the background of a close up shot on Commander Adama. Yet, in a later long shot of the bridesmaids, she is seen back in the line as one. See more »


Commander Adama: The Book of the Word tells us that a great star guided the Lords of Kobol away from the dying planet, across an endless black sea.
Col. Tigh: The void? Adama, there are probably as many voids in the universe as there are ideas.
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Edited into Remembering 'Battlestar Galactica' (2004) See more »


Exploration/Theme from Battlestar Galactica
Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Space soap opera
7 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Plot; Adama orders the Galactica through a starless void, convinced he's found the path to the planet Kobol and the origins of humanity.

No one will ever confuse the original 'Battlestar Galactica' with deep, thought provoking science fiction, but I have to say its basic mythology (based in no small part on creator Glen Larson's own Mormon faith) is pretty well thought out. We get a good taste of that here in part 2 of "Lost Planet of the Gods", and it's effectively employed, giving the still in progress universe a little depth and grounding.

The planet Kobol is very Egyptian in nature, and some very nice real life location shots of the great Pyramids (with some unfortunate and rather obvious stand ins for our actors) are mixed with some excellent set work. Whatever else one may say about 'BSG', the production values here are first rate. Well ahead of other genre shows of the era. Compare them to Larson's sci-fi follow-up 'Buck Rogers' and its sometimes public access quality sets and costumes to see what I mean.

We also get a really nice performance from Richard Hatch (Apollo). The swaggering Starbuck often steals the show right out from under its supposed lead, but Hatch is very good here. Whether unleashing his anger against the traitorous Baltar or weeping for the death of his new wife (played by the impossibly beautiful Jane Seymour), he shows flashes of a far more interesting character than the stiff and sensible one I remember. Hopefully there's more of that to come.

A solid story wrapped around a tender romance, loss and some exciting dogfights equals a very solid start to the series proper.

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