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Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1979)

Running low on fuel, the Battlestar Galactica receives the help of the supposedly lost Battlestar Pegasus which is taking the offensive with the Cylons.


Vince Edwards (co-director), Christian I. Nyby II (co-director)


Glen A. Larson (screenplay), Jim Carlson (screenplay) | 5 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hatch ... Captain Apollo (archive footage)
Dirk Benedict ... Lieutenant Starbuck (archive footage)
Lorne Greene ... Commander Adama (archive footage)
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Lieutenant Boomer (archive footage)
John Colicos ... Count Baltar (archive footage)
Maren Jensen ... Lieutenant Athena (archive footage)
Laurette Spang ... Cassiopeia (archive footage)
Tony Swartz Tony Swartz ... Flight Sergeant Jolly (archive footage)
Anne Lockhart ... Lieutenant Sheba (archive footage)
Terry Carter ... Colonel Tigh (archive footage)
George Murdock ... Dr. Salik (archive footage)
Jack Stauffer ... Lieutenant Bojay (archive footage)
William Bryant ... Fireleader (archive footage) (as Bill Bryant)
Rod Haase Rod Haase ... Flight Officer Tolan (archive footage)
Lloyd Bridges ... Commander Cain (archive footage)


The Battlestar Galactica encounters the Battlestar Pegasus, which they thought to be destroyed. The Pegasus is commanded by one of their most celebrated warriors, Commander Cain. Cain is a strategic genius, but is bent on destroying the Cylons while Adama is happy to acquire fuel and escape, thus keeping his fleet alive to find Earth. When Cain sabotages a mission to obtain fuel, the Galactica and Pegasus are forced to attack a Cylon Base World and three Baseships. While the Galactica stays on to attack the planet, the Pegasus leaves to engage the Baseships (against orders). After the battle, the Pegasus just keeps on going into deep space and is never heard from again. The Galactica gets the fuel they need and the fleet continues its journey, looking for Earth. Written by Jason Legere <jlegere@ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca>

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Their very existence menaced by a strange civilization.


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Mission Galactica is comprised of three episodes of the TV series, edited together into a 2-hour film for theatrical release. The episodes are "The Living Legend" (parts 1 & 2), and "Fire In Space". See more »


Cain sends the Pegasus through a bright starfield after Baltar's base ship. According to the dialogue, the Pegasus is traveling alone at this point. However, the exterior shots in this sequence show the battlestar being followed by at least half a dozen other ships. (These shots are actually of the Galactica leading the fleet through the Nova of Madagon, from "Saga of a Star World"). In the "Living Legend" episodes from which Mission Galactica was derived, the sequence is different and does not show this goof. See more »


Cmdr. Cain: [referring to Commander Adama] Well, how is he? How is that old Modocker?
Capt. Apollo: Well, considering a load he's carried since the destruction of our nation.
Cmdr. Cain: Yes, yes, I should imagine. And the rest of the fleet?
Capt. Apollo: Only the Galactica survives, sir. Along with some 220 odd ships carrying what's left of our people.
Cmdr. Cain: My God, and I thought we had it bad. Only 220 ships left from all the Colonies?
Capt. Apollo: Yes, sir.
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Alternate Versions

Constructed from three Battlestar Galactica series episodes, "The Living Legend: Parts1 & 2" and "Fire In Space", edited together to seem like one story. See more »


Edited from Battlestar Galactica: The Living Legend: Part 1 (1978) See more »

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Extended Versions of the original two shows
13 August 2007 | by Jennie_LynnSee all my reviews

Although others have commented that this video is just an edited version of the two shows: "Fire in Space" and "Living Legend", if you watch the original shows you'll find that dialogue from this video edition was edited out. I found this video version much better because scenes and lines were added to it. I would say if you want to see the show in its original version, see the video versions on VHS. They have more to offer the fan than the original episodes being offered on DVD now. Another good video is Conquest for the Earth, which had more scenes from Galactica 1980 than did the actual broadcasts themselves. Overall, I rate this as a 10 because it gives you more to enjoy than what the networks wanted to show in the time slot they gave the producers.

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Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Misión Galáctica: el ataque final See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Sensurround (Japan theatrical release)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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