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Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 1 

After years of searching for Earth, the Galactica finds Earth. Adama would like to land but a child prodigy named Dr. Zee advises Adama against it because he believes that if they do that ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robyn Douglass ...
Pamela Susan Shoop ...
Sharon Acker ...
Fred Holliday ...
Richard Eastham ...
Vernon Weddle ...
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David Moses ...
Second Cop


After years of searching for Earth, the Galactica finds Earth. Adama would like to land but a child prodigy named Dr. Zee advises Adama against it because he believes that if they do that the Cylons will attack the Earth. So it's decided to send men to go to Earth and to make contact with people who won't treat them as a threat and whom they can ask to help introduce technology that could help the Earth stand up to a possible Cylon attack. Boxey who is now an adult and a warrior who goes by the name Troy, and another warrior Dillon are sent to North America to make contact with a scientist who believes in life beyond the Earth. But they are mistaken for people who want to harm the man so they are arrested. But when he sees something they left, he knows who and what they are. They leave word that they contact them through Jamie Hamilton, a reporter they met. Written by

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27 January 1980 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Commander Xavier time travelled back to 1944 Nazi Germany's town of Peenemunde to assist in the V2 development. He arrived there shortly before D-day, possibly in late-May 1944. See more »


Adama's age shouldn't be a factor in the timing mismatch because in the original series he stated the average life expectancy of their people was around 200. See more »


Jamie Hamilton: You mind explaining what you're doing?
Capt. Troy: Uh... Picking up our currency.
Jamie Hamilton: Did you just rifle that coin box?
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Edited from Earthquake (1974) See more »

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cylons attack Earth! (sort of)
14 January 2016 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

A (simulated) cylon attack on Earth! Flying motorcycles! Right out of the gate, Robbie Rist (THE BRADY BUNCH, THE BIONIC WOMAN) is so annoying as Dr. Zee, he'll be replaced by the fourth episode. And why didn't PLANET OF THE APES issue an injunction against his name? The classic cast is invoked in recycled credits images, and during some cringe-worthy exposition. We're off to Earth in this three-parter, as Boxey (call me Troy, please) and Dillon make contact with a nuclear physicist (Robert Reed - THE BRADY BUNCH, ROOTS), to goose his research in the right direction. Stow that smirk, Reed's actually spot-on and well-written. If they were hoping to make it all feel more familiar by using guest actors who did classic sci fi turns, it works. Richard Lynch, back from "Gun on Ice Planet Zero", is the ruthless commander Xavier, who goes renegade (and back in time) to help create nazi superweapons. Pamela Susan Shoop (BUCK ROGERS "Vegas in Space", also featuring Lynch), Michael Strong (STAR TREK "What are Little Girls made of?"), and Sharon Acker (STAR TREK "The Mark of Gideon") are also tantalizingly familiar. Our three heroes follow Xavier. Look - an adorable Jewish moppet running from a boxcar! They talk about a temporal prime directive...then say screw it.

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