Apollo crashes on the Wild West like planet Equellus after being pursued by four Cylon fighters. Taken in by a widow named Vella and her son Puppis, Apollo takes on crime boss La Certa and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Count Baltar (credit only)
...
Lieutenant Athena (credit only)
...
...
Tony Swartz ...
...
...
Vella (as Kathy Cannon)
...
Claude Earl Jones ...
...
Marco
Johnny Timko ...
Edit

Storyline

Apollo crashes on the Wild West like planet Equellus after being pursued by four Cylon fighters. Taken in by a widow named Vella and her son Puppis, Apollo takes on crime boss La Certa and Red-Eye, a Cylon centurion turned formidable gunfighter who killed Vella's husband Martin. Written by Daniel Williamson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 1978 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Three characters' names - Puppis, Bootes and Lacerta - are based on constellations, but not zodiac constellations, as the colonies are. Puppis is the stern of the Greek ship Argo, Bootes is a charioteer, and Lacerta is - quite appropriately - a lizard. See more »

Goofs

Starbhuck comments that Boxey already lost one parent, obviously referring to his mother Serina. However, Boxey had actually lost two parents, as his biological father had died sometime before the events of the series. See more »

Quotes

Vella: [her son goes to grab a nuno gun hanging over the fireplace] Leave it! You don't need a numo to feed Strider and the layers.
Puppis: But what if a lupus comes around?
Vella: I said leave it!
See more »

Connections

Edited into The Cylons of 'Battlestar Galactica' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Exploration/Theme from Battlestar Galactica
(uncredited)
Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Western in space, prelude to Firefly
21 April 2017 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Western set-up in space. Doesn't work for the series. Full of mistakes. One thing is abundantly clear. Don't let the camera linger on a Cylon. They quickly lose effect, like a nightmare vision during daytime. And this Red Eye had me confused at first, he was very much unlike a normal Cylon with their intolerant behavior, Red Eye actually allowed himself to be kicked, twice, by a little boy. Red Eye surely is a disgrace to the entire Cylon legacy, I thought. I now understand that his memory banks were jarred, or something like that. But the whole episode plays off like a farce, this forced Western theme imposing itself, out of sync with the feel of the series theme.

Both Maren Jensen and John Colicos are especially credited for this installment, but they do not appear.

Well, well, well, what do we have here? As Vella, we have Kathy Cannon, who would jahrens (to quote the show) later become Mrs. Taylor (Kelly's Mom) on long-running BEVERLY HILLS 90210. When I first saw her here, I knew I had seen her somewhere, that darkly overclouded look, I just couldn't place her. Googled and got the answer. Anyway, Vella got more screen-time than Athena or Serina got in their episodes. I will forever be of the opinion that writing Serina out of the story (on the bequest of Jane Seymour) was the totally wrong thing to have done to the fledgling series. Anyway, way too soon for Apollo to have a new romantic interest, and Vella will have a long, long wait for jahrens to come...


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?