The Twelve Colonies of Man are annihilated by the Cylons. Adama, commanding the last surviving Battlestar, takes it upon himself to lead all remaining survivors aboard 220 ships to find a new home. After the Galactica's fighter pilots successfully navigate a path through the Nova of Madagon minefield, the spoiled Sire Uri proposes to settle down on Carillon, where food and entertainment are provided by the natives. However, Adama suspects a Cylon trap. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
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The original shooting model, restored for a display at Universal Studios several years after "Galactica 1980" wrapped production, went missing when the display was removed. The model, which Universal views as stolen property, has yet to be recovered. See more
As Apollo and Zac leave the Galactica an oft-used piece of stock footage shows their Vipers flying towards the camera. Just before it cuts a Cylon Raider flies into frame behind them (5:52 PAL), but they have not yet encountered any Cylons. See more
[Baltar has persuaded President Adar that the approaching Cylon raiders are a welcoming committee
Commander, one of our patrol ships is under attack from the main force approaching the fleet.
[turning to the viewscreen
Did you hear that, Mr. President? Your "welcoming committee" is FIRING on our patrol.