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,
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.
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,
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
Many of the controls used on the bridge of the Galactica were standard electronic laboratory equipment manufactured at the time by Tektronix, Incorporated. This equipment was of a mainframe design, where nineteen-inch wide racks contained test equipment components such as multi-meters, power supplies, or signal generators that slid into these racks like books on a shelf. One can notice tier after tier of these racks used all over the bridge as control panels. Tektronix was even mentioned in the closing credits as having provided "test and display equipment". See more »
The humans' terms for time measurement appear to be simple replacements, as explained on the Trivia page - "micron" = second; "centon" = minute; and "centar," "secton," "sectar" and "yahren" corresponded respectively to hour, week, month and year - the term "centon" is the most used, often in a context that cannot possibly mean a minute: "He should have been in bed centons ago," "A route that will take us centons out of our way," etc. See more »
Fleeing from the Cylon Tyranny, the last battlestar Galactica leads a ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... a shining planet known as Earth.
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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 »
I always wanted to see original version of Battlestar Galactica, i was never impressed by new one, so i finally watched it and i loved it, yes maybe special effects are outdated but still this show has a soul, heart and message, you also really got connected with the characters, and they are all very interesting and cool. The outstanding performance comes from legendary Lorne Greene as Captain Adama, you really have a feeling he is a leader and commander of Galactica, brilliant casting, also Terry Carter as Colonel Tigh is great, also performance from Richard Hatch(Apollo), Dirk Benedict(Starbuck), Herb Jefferson, Jr. (Boomer), John Colicos (Count Baltar), are worth mentioning. Story is solid, i was only disappointed with the ending but they planned to do second season. Loved also the design of spaceships and Cylons, Cylons in original version looked better 100 times than CGI ones in new series, and their vocoder voices just amazing. Through the series in some scenes we see clear moral and ethic messages and influence of Mormon faith(creator of the series was Mormon). I really enjoyed this serial, and really don't care for the new ones, but because of bad reviews i am not planning to watch Galactica 1980. I am recommending this one to all lovers of 70's sci-fi, space opera and generally people interested in retro things. my Grade 9/10.
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