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

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Captain Apollo 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lieutenant Starbuck 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Commander Adama 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lieutenant Boomer 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Count Baltar 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lieutenant Athena 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Boxey 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Cassiopeia 21 episodes, 1978-1979
Tony Swartz ...  Flight Sergeant Jolly 21 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Colonel Tigh 21 episodes, 1978-1979
David Greenan ...  Flight Officer Omega / ... 18 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lieutenant Sheba 12 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Flight Corporal Rigel 10 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Opening Credit Announcer / ... 13 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Lucifer 9 episodes, 1978-1979
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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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17 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Galactica  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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(24 episodes)

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(Technicolor)

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4:3
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Trivia

The exact size of Colonial Battlestars, such as the Galactica, and of Cylon base stars was never properly explained in the series, leading to some disagreement over the years. A scale measurement comparison of the Galactica to one of its Vipers provided the final answer, the Galactica and identical Battlestars were each 4,150 feet in length, with each of two flight bays measuring 1,977 feet in length and about 215 feet in width; each flight bay was thus nearly twice the length and almost the width of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, and a Battlestar could easily carry far more fighters than the listed one hundred fifty with twenty-four shuttles, a more accurate measurement would be three hundred fighters (with perhaps a third in ready reserve; "Saga of a Star World" listed the Galactica's pilot contingent at over two hundred, while in "Lost Planet Of The Gods: Part 2", disease-stricken warriors, their treatment barely completed, hastily return to duty and fly what are presumably back-up fighters stored in ready reserve) and forty to fifty shuttles. A Cylon base star, based on scale measurement comparison, is 5,800 feet wide, and can carry far more than its listed contingent of three hundred fighters. See more »

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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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It's Love, Love, Love
by John Andrew Tartaglia, Sue Collins and Glen A. Larson
Performed by The Space Angels
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Really awful waste of a good idea
26 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

O.K. if you were five at the time, rubbish otherwise. Book was better.

What would you do if your civilisation had been destroyed and were being pursued by genocidal robots. Yes that's it you'd stop off for a party at a casino/disco planet. Then, you'd go on ignoring loads of habitable planets in favour of finding a mythical place you were not even sure existed. Al1 at sub-light speed. Definitely for tots of all ages and size

Really they should have called it "Bonanza Waggon Train In space" why they even had pa Cartwright. Take my advice, the new series is infinitely better. Better written, better acted, better effects. Don't waste your life with this. One star


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