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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
...  Lucifer 9 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Dr. Salik 5 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Flight Sergeant Greenbean / ... 5 episodes, 1978-1979
John Dullaghan ...  Dr. Wilker 5 episodes, 1979
Bruce Wright ...  Guard / ... 5 episodes, 1978-1979
...  Giles 5 episodes, 1978
...  Imperious Leader / ... 13 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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$750,000 (estimated)
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(24 episodes)

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(Technicolor)

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4:3
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The series was remade in 2004, and ran for four seasons, and was a re-imagining of this show. The series starred Edward James Olmos as Commander Adama. Jamie Bamber as Captain Apollo. Katee Sackhoff as Lieutenant Starbuck. James Callis as Count Baltar. Grace Park as Lieutenant Boomer, and Michael Hogan as Colonel Tigh. Richard Hatch was the only actor to return from this show, and portrayed Tom Zarek. See more »

Goofs

The battle tactic of the Cylons is usually to swoop down on the target in a row, one after the other. On the green radar screen, they are always shown closing in on a wide front, regardless of the formation actually employed. See more »

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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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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 See 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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