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

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Captain Troy 10 episodes, 1980
...  Lieutenant Dillon 10 episodes, 1980
...  Jamie Hamilton 10 episodes, 1980
...  Commander Adama 10 episodes, 1980
...  Dr. Zee 7 episodes, 1980
Fred Holliday ...  Mr. Brooks / ... 5 episodes, 1980
...  Colonel Boomer 5 episodes, 1980
Mike Brick ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
Ronnie Densford ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
Mark Everett ...  Super Scout / ... 5 episodes, 1980
Georgi Irene ...  Sunshine / ... 5 episodes, 1980
Tracy Justrich ...  Starla 5 episodes, 1980
Lindsay Kennedy ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
D.G. Larson ...  Super Scout 5 episodes, 1980
Eric Larson ...  Moonstone 5 episodes, 1980
Michelle Larson ...  Super Scout / ... 5 episodes, 1980
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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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Trivia

Captain Troy is Boxey (Apollo's adopted son) from Battlestar Galactica (1978), thirty years later. See more »

Goofs

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.

However, in Battlestar they measured time in yahrens which probably did not coincide with the same length as a year. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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i very love this show,the 2th season "battlestar galactica" was very good
17 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

the 2th season of battlestar galactica was very good, they finely arives home to our planet and we can understand more what happend to galactica in earth. i do not understand people that say "galactica 1980" is not sequel to "battlestar galactica" and why they say this.......?? they love galactica in space.......ok so we need to wayt 30 seasons to galactica finely fined home. but i say people they finely find home with new problems. i loved what they do with the cast, children of the original cast are battle with cylones after 30 years.


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