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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. 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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site | Sci-Fi.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Guest actresses Jane Seymour and Britt Ekland both starred opposite Roger Moore in the James Bond films. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lucifer: Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomically against it.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Freaks and Geeks: Kim Kelly Is My Friend (2000) 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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Sci Fi Classic
8 February 2007 | by hey-bill87See all my reviews

It's a very good, and very well made sci-fi classic.

It has it's own style and feel to it, and unlike most sci-fi films it doesn't stretch the boundaries of human knowledge and lend siege to a bunch of aliens or space fights or whatever. It lays down themes that although seem a million light years away, are in fact maybe closer to our time than we first thought.

With a riveting story, depth to characters and amazing memorable acting from Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, and Loren Greene

I think it is only suffice to say that this film is a marvel of it's genre and with criticism and technicalities aside I think you cannot argue that this film is great in all proportions.


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