Galactica 1980: Season 1, Episode 6

Spaceball (30 Mar. 1980)

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Treacherous Xaviar, the renegade Galactican, in disguise sends Troy and Dillon on a phony space mission that makes them targets of a Russian killer satellite, so that he can take as hostage... See full summary »

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Dr. Zee (as Patrick Stuart)
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Colonel Jack Sydell
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Billy Eheres
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Xaviar / Lieutenant Nash
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Treacherous Xaviar, the renegade Galactican, in disguise sends Troy and Dillon on a phony space mission that makes them targets of a Russian killer satellite, so that he can take as hostage the earthbound Galactican children who Jamie has entered in what turns out to be a hilarious, out-of-this-world charity baseball game, on "Galactica 1980". Written by Anonymous

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When the kids run out of the locker room to play the big baseball game, the Air Force Colonel is in the locker room with them. When the kids are then shown running outside from the locker room towards the field, the Air Force Colonel is seen already in the stands in his seat to watch the game. See more »

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2 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The nicest thing that can be said about this episode is that it has a lot less of Troy and Dillon than other episodes of this woeful sequel to the original Battlestar Galactica. You can only pity Lorne Greene, still going through the motions as Commander Adama, and this episode's special guest, Jeremy Brett, who is a long way from Sherlock Holmes in a roll- neck, Germanic accent, and evil grin.

We met the Super Scouts in the preceding two-parter episode, where we learned of their superpowers and their lack of recognizable human DNA. Here they end up playing a baseball game which utilizes all their remarkable talents. Tedious Jamie Hamilton, the reporter who has been out of earth's orbit, is still on hand to do very little, while Brett's comedy villain performance hardly stretches his acting muscles.

Spaceball is plain awful. The bit with the TV camera is fun I suppose but Jamie taking this oddly accented fellow to be a good Galactican just makes her look daft.


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