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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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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. ...  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

In 2000, Doug Naylor the co-creator of the long-running British science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf (1988) planned to bring the sitcom to the big screen. In the film which was a reboot of the sitcom with the original cast returning in their roles. The film's plot which ripped off Battlestar Galactica (1978) would be about the last Earth ship Red Dwarf leaving the solar system when Earth and all of humanity is destroyed by a race of cyborg called the Homo-Sapienoids. However, production on the film was canceled and the film was never made. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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 »


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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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Flawed, but Fun.
18 January 2003 | by jwrowe3See all my reviews

Ah, GALACTICA. I had a party at my house on the night of the start of the series. A whole bunch of goofy high school juniors crowded into my living room watching the destruction of the human race by a bunch of evil robots ruled by a big lizard, hell-bent on galactic domination. An earlier poster made a comment about the show being interrupted by a news report(The Camp David Peace Agreements with Carter, Begin, and Sadat, signing the official accords)so while this was going on, we took a break for a bite. ABC, thoughtfully didn't rejoin the show in progress, but backed it up a few moments and started from there. Try THAT, today!

As the series commenced it was hard pressed to live up to, as Time magazine predicted, "block buster ratings". Re-used special effects, and a slow dive into "bad writing-ville", began after the first regular episode. And, as this was the first show in the ABC Sunday night line-up of shows, if football coverage went late, it was interrupted, and joined in progress. I remember being pretty unhappy when the cancellation of the series was announced, in early 1979.

Battlestar Galactica is pretty much cursed with a very dated "Disco-ish" look to it, with feathered hair, and '70-ish clothes. The reused SFX of Vipers banking away gets tired, too. A brave effort, but short lived.

Let's hope that the ever-planned update of the series stays true to the original concept. I'd happily watch Starbuck and Apollo fight Cylons, once again. Just pray that whom ever runs the show does not mess with the franchise.

And PLEASE have Maren Jensen in it, too!!!!


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