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Conquest of the Earth (1981)

The Battlestar Galactica and its ragtag fleet of ships finally locate the Earth, only to discover that the planet is not prepared for the inevitable Cylon invasion.

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... Captain Troy (archive footage)
... Lieutenant Dillon (archive footage)
... Jamie Hamilton (archive footage)
... Commander Adama (archive footage)
... Dr. Zee (archive footage) (as Patrick Stuart)
... Commander Xavier (archive footage)
... Dr. Zee (archive footage)
... Count Baltar (archive footage)
... Dr. Donald Mortinson (archive footage)
... Norman (archive footage)
... Shirley (archive footage)
... Dorothy Carlyle (archive footage)
... (archive footage)
Fred Holliday
... Colonel Briggs (archive footage)
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The Battlestar Galactica and its ragtag fleet of ships finally locate the planet Earth, only to discover that the Cylons have followed them there. Captain Troy and Lieutenant Dillon are dispatched to speak with nuclear physicist Donald Mortinson and obtain his help by gathering scientists to defend Earth against the Cylon invasion. Arrested as anti-nuclear demonstrators, Troy and Dillon befriend feisty television reporter Jamie Hamilton who helps them understand Earth culture. Troy are Dillon are then dispatched to find a crashed Cylon Raider, only to find that the Cylons have stumbled into a Halloween party. Written by Jason Legere <jlegere@ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca>

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7 May 1981 (Australia)  »

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Galactica III: Conquest of the Earth  »

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At one point some of the main characters are watching This Island Earth (1955). See more »

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Edited from Earthquake (1974) See more »

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All round, a bit of a shame.
6 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Recently, I had the opportunity to watch this film again on video. I hadn't seen it since it popped up on TV many years ago, but I was always a fan of the Battlestar Galactica concept.

Sadly, this is not really worth watching. Essentially, it is cobbled together from a few episodes of the Battlestar Galactica II (or even III) TV series. It represents a complete departure though. Virtually all cast members from the original are gone, with the exception of Lorne Greene, reprising his role as Adama. The leads are played by Kent McCord (Adam-12) and Barry Van-Dyke (later from Diagnosis Murder). Watching these three actors, and the infrequent appearance of Robert Reed (from the Brady bunch, in one of his last roles)provides most of the interest in this film. The story is shot full of wholes, but only some of that is due to squashing of the episodes together. But really, compared to the unique and incredible concepts from which it was born, this installment is best forgotten (which appears to have been the attitude taken by Richard Hatch and the producers of the upcoming Battlestar Galactica 2000). Conquest of the Earth looked bad in 1980 - its a lot worse in 2000. Roll on the new movie.


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