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Battlestar Galactica 

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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

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Glen A. Larson
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Hatch ...  Captain Apollo 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Dirk Benedict ...  Lieutenant Starbuck 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Lorne Greene ...  Commander Adama 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ...  Lieutenant Boomer 21 episodes, 1978-1979
John Colicos ...  Count Baltar 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Maren Jensen ...  Lieutenant Athena 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Noah Hathaway ...  Boxey 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Laurette Spang ...  Cassiopeia 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Tony Swartz Tony Swartz ...  Flight Sergeant Jolly 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Terry Carter ...  Colonel Tigh 21 episodes, 1978-1979
David Greenan David Greenan ...  Flight Officer Omega / ... 18 episodes, 1978-1979
Anne Lockhart ...  Lieutenant Sheba 12 episodes, 1978-1979
Sarah Rush ...  Flight Corporal Rigel 10 episodes, 1978-1979
Jonathan Harris ...  Lucifer 9 episodes, 1978-1979
George Murdock ...  Dr. Salik 5 episodes, 1978-1979
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Flight Sergeant Greenbean / ... 5 episodes, 1978-1979
John Dullaghan ...  Dr. Wilker 5 episodes, 1979
Bruce Wright ...  Guard / ... 5 episodes, 1978-1979
Larry Manetti ...  Giles 5 episodes, 1978
Patrick Macnee ...  Imperious Leader / ... 13 episodes, 1978-1979
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Storyline

The leaders of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are making plans to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the Cylon Empire. On the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy most of the Colonies and their entire fleet. Under the command of Commander Adama, the battlestar Galactica leads the remaining Colonial ships into space and seeks out a lost thirteenth colony, which turns out to be Earth. Along the way, the Colonials encounter various races (both friendly and hostile), the legendary human warrior Commander Cain, and the planet Kobol, the motherworld of all the Colonies. All the while, the Cylons - under the command of human traitor Count Baltar - closely pursue this fugitive fleet across the universe. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Sci-Fi.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battlestar Galactica See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Dirk Benedict modelled the character of Lieutenant Starbuck on James Garner as Maverick (1957), and never liked Katee Sackhoff's character of Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in the remake, derisively calling her "Stardoe". See more »

Goofs

Also, the Rising Star brought Uri from his home, which had to be on one of the other eleven planets (the novelization says that he was Leon). This makes sense, as we can see when Apollo leaves Jolly below decks, we see the writing L.S.S. Rising Star on the bulkhead. However, in "The Long Patrol", Athena's computer lists it as T.S.S. Rising Star, making it Taura. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Cylon Centurion: By your command.
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Alternate Versions

The opening three-part TV episode was originally produced as Battlestar Galactica (a 2-hour movie), which was released to theaters. The three-hour TV version contained a number of scenes not shown in theaters. Baltar is seemingly executed in the theatrical version but his life is spared in the television version. The television version also includes an "epilogue" in which Baltar is given his own Cylon base ship and which introduces the Cylon character Lucifer, thus setting up the weekly series. This three-hour version is now available on the DVD set of the entire series as the first episode, "Saga of a Star World". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Measure of a Man (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Love, Love, Love
by John Andrew Tartaglia, Sue Collins and Glen A. Larson
Performed by The Space Angels
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Lay off! I love the show!
11 May 2004 | by nmk2002ukSee all my reviews

I just read through the other comments on the site and, to be fair, they are allowed to have their opinion. But mine is: it may rip off star wars (Which this doesn't touch. I'm a fan of both!), it may have crap effects, some of the acting may be suspect but the show defined the era. Good vs. evil. Hope against dispair. Life against death. It's just a shame it only ran for 24 episodes. I bought the box set last month and I haven't regreted it. I still love the show even Sixteen years after first watching it. You may think it's crap. I think it's good. And to what one of the other writers said about the alien beliefs: i'm with you on that one. I mean who's to say that it hasn't already happend? Or that at this very moment, a ship the size of the whole contenant of Russia isn't looking for us right now? Trying to bring back home the one's who left all those years ago? Trying to at last find peace? It makes you think, don't it? Anyway, the show was great at the time, and even though it has dated alot, it still brings some entertainment to a new generation of fans who have seen the Abomination that is the new mini series of Battlestar Galactica (Starbuck......a woman? Come on! Don't be so stupid!), and want to see how it all began. About how they got far away from the Cylons (them, too, have been made in to women. WHY????). Give me the original any day, thank you!


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