When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos,
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
Series Creator Glen A. Larson is a Capricorn, which may explain why humans from the Caprica colony were so prevalent on the show. See more »
In Greetings from Earth, it is implied that the Galactica had found a cryo ship (advanced tech) from Luna 5 and Earth is mentioned then defined. In Experiment in Terra, it is plainly stated the planet in question is not Earth. In Hand of God, one Apollo mission was intercepted and investigated then at episode's end the first moon landing is shown. Then in the next series, Galactica 1980, it is said that it had taken them 30 years to reach Earth but the series was set in the present day (i.e. 1980).
This means that Earth would not have reached a tech level to accomplish colonization of the moon, or anywhere else. In Saga of a Star World, it is stated that 13 colonies had been sent by the home planet, identified in Lost Planet of the Gods as, Kobol.
I am wondering from where the humans shown in Greetings from Earth and Experiment in Terra came. I suppose it is possible that they were subcolonies from the 13th ship, but that is never mentioned on screen. See more »
Opening Credit Announcer:
There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe... with tribes of humans... who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians... or the Toltecs... or the Mayans. Some believe there may yet be brothers of man... who even now fight to survive - somewhere beyond the heavens!
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Two episodes were edited together to form the made-for-video movie Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack. In syndication, the series incorporates the episodes of "Galactica 1980" (1980). See more »
Yeah yeah, so it may be considered a Star Wars ripoff by some. Who cares? As a kid in the 70's, I loved nothing more than the movie and then the subsequent ABC TV series especially with all of the special effects that kids love to see after Star Wars came out. And when the Scifi Channel started to show the series again, I couldn't get enough of it. An underappreciated scifi series in my opinion.
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