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Galactica 1980 

When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at Earth, they find they must subtly raise its tech level while protecting it from the Cylons.

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Complete series cast summary:
Kent McCord ...  Captain Troy 10 episodes, 1980
Barry Van Dyke ...  Lieutenant Dillon 10 episodes, 1980
Robyn Douglass ...  Jamie Hamilton 10 episodes, 1980
Lorne Greene ...  Commander Adama 10 episodes, 1980
James Patrick Stuart ...  Dr. Zee 7 episodes, 1980
Fred Holliday Fred Holliday ...  Mr. Brooks / ... 5 episodes, 1980
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ...  Colonel Boomer 5 episodes, 1980
Mike Brick Mike Brick ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
Ronnie Densford Ronnie Densford ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
Mark Everett Mark Everett ...  Super Scout / ... 5 episodes, 1980
Georgi Irene Georgi Irene ...  Sunshine / ... 5 episodes, 1980
Tracy Justrich Tracy Justrich ...  Starla 5 episodes, 1980
Lindsay Kennedy Lindsay Kennedy ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
D.G. Larson D.G. Larson ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
Eric Larson Eric Larson ...  Moonstone 5 episodes, 1980
Michelle Larson Michelle Larson ...  Super Scout / ... 5 episodes, 1980
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Storyline

Thirty years after the events of the series "Battlestar Galactica", the fugitive starfleet finally reaches its legendary destination. But Commander Adama discovers that the planet Earth in 1980 is not technologically advanced enough to help them battle the Cylons. Indeed, by coming to Earth, the Galactica has inadvertently exposed the helpless planet to attack by the android race bent on exterminating all humanity. Therefore, teams of Colonial warriors are covertly sent to the planet to work incognito with various members of the scientific community, hoping to advance Earth's technology. Written by Anthony Bruce Gilpin <agilpin@pacbell.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1980 (USA) See more »

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Battlestar Galactica See more »

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(10 episodes) | (7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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4:3
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Trivia

Lorne Greene (Adama) and Herbert Jefferson, Jr. (Boomer) were the only regular cast members from Battlestar Galactica (1978) who appeared on this show. As a last ditch effort to raise ratings, the producers brought back Dirk Benedict as Starbuck for the last episode. See more »

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At the beginning of the series, the Galactica arrives at Earth in the year 1980. It is said by Adama that their voyage has taken 30 years which means that the events of Battlestar Galactica took place around 1950 in Earth time. However, at the very end of the original series (in the episode "The Hand of God"), the Galactica receives a television transmission that shows the 1969 Apollo moon landing. Since the fleet's journey to Earth had only started a few months prior, it means that the events of Battlestar Galactica must have taken place at least in the late 1960s Earth time. In fact it would be at least in the 1970s since television signals travel at the speed of light and the Galactica was obviously far more than a light year away from Earth at the time they received the transmission. See more »

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Captain Troy: [after taking off in a Viper from the Galactica] Well, how did you like that?
Jamie Hamilton: Don't bother me, I'm praying.
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Good GOOGALEEMOOGALEE It Stinks!
25 July 2002 | by crooow64See all my reviews

You know, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA was an ambitious show that had some problems due mainly to the fact that it was very expensive to produce. So rather than address that, the TV execs in their usual brilliance decided to fire most of the cast and crap on the fans. The result, GALACTICA 1980!

Horrid, putrid and eye-bleedingly wretched are terms that only begin to describe this odious obscenity that was obviously cobbled together in the wee hours the morning of it's premiere.

The surviving cast members from BG (Lorne Greene and Herbert Jefferson) both appear in old age make-up (did the producer's think they could connect with the 80-something viewers?). Seems that after years in space (gosh, seems just like last year.) that the Colonial Fleet has finally found Earth, BUT, they decide it's better if they don't actually land on Earth because that might alert the Cylons who want ot destroy all humans. Makes sense...for about 10 seconds until you realize that the Cylons cost too much to appear in this series! Enter Warriors "Troy" and "Dillion" who make many scouting missions to Earth. They don't really do anything much, they stand around and talk, and worry and fret. Meanwhile Adama and Col. "Boomer" stand around and talk, and worry and fret about whether Troy and Dillon will survive their latest mission. I think if they're so worried, maybe they should send someone else, seems these two warriors are the only two who ever see any action, if you can call it that. There's also some earth-chick they pal around with for some reason that I can't remember. They also now have on board "Dr. Zee", a supposedly brilliant child who gets to tell Cmdr. Adama what to do, when he's not getting beat up by the cool kids over on "The Rising Star" I mean. Seems to me they had some flying motorcycles, HELL they probably had flying monkeys too! It's just that BAD!

Word is that there's a revival of Battlestar Galactica in the works and that it continues the series from the first series and ignores the GALACTICA 1980 continuity, as it should.

GALACTICA 1980 is the worst series since SUPERTRAIN!


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