Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
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War of the Gods: Part 2 

Count Iblis gains overwhelming popularity with the Council, but Commander Adama remains unconvinced. He sends Apollo, Starbuck and Sheba back to the planet where they found the Count to investigate.


Daniel Haller


Glen A. Larson (created by), Glen A. Larson




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hatch ... Captain Apollo
Dirk Benedict ... Lieutenant Starbuck
Lorne Greene ... Commander Adama
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Lieutenant Boomer
John Colicos ... Count Baltar
Maren Jensen ... Lieutenant Athena
Noah Hathaway ... Boxey
Laurette Spang ... Cassiopeia
Tony Swartz Tony Swartz ... Flight Sergeant Jolly
Anne Lockhart ... Lieutenant Sheba
Terry Carter ... Colonel Tigh
John Williams ... Sire Montrose
Patrick Macnee ... Count Iblis
John Dullaghan ... Dr. Wilker
Sarah Rush ... Flight Corporal Rigel


Count Iblis has delivered the Colonials' enemy, Baltar before the Council of Twelve. As the Colonials celebrate, Adama and Apollo come to the conclusion that the secret to Iblis' identity can only be found within the wreckage of the ship where he was first encountered. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Did You Know?


The futuristic style of dancing with ropes in a "space disco" would reappear in another series created by Glen Larson, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," specifically the first-season episode, "Cruise Ship to the Stars." See more »


Sheba is seen in a dress before the triad match. But when the match starts, she is shown on a viewer screen in her flight uniform, and then next in a live shot, back in her dress next to Count Iblis. See more »


Baltar: That voice. There's something about your voice. I've heard it before.
Count Iblis: It is the voice of truth. It will lead these people as it has led you to surrender to their justice.
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Edited into Remembering 'Battlestar Galactica' (2004) See more »


Main Title: Theme from Battlestar Galactica
Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic
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We were all terrified at what Apollo and Starbuck found
15 October 2020 | by whatch-17931See all my reviews

Us kids at the time. What could be so bad they couldn't show it? Why was Count Iblis afraid of it? Did Apollo seriously just call Iblis the Devil? What THE FRACK does Iblis turn into when Apollo shoots him? Was the crashed ship the Pegasus?

I can look up production notes now, but not back in 1979. What they actually didn't show in the crash was a corpse with hooved legs, a demon. Reports vary: they didn't show it either because it was way too on-the-nose religiously, or it was simply a lousy looking prop. Who knows?

But, ironically, just like Jaws of the same era, NOT showing it made a far greater impression than showing it would.

Also, it wasn't intended to be believed that the wreckage was the Pegasus. It was just a throwaway comment about the scale of the wreck. But considering Sheba was the daughter of Commander Cain of the Pegasus, it sure seemed like the intent. We all assumed that Apollo and Starbuck had found the BODY of Cain, and that's why they didn't want her to look.

Intended or not, in an already freaky cool episode, there was a whole lot here to wonder about.

This one also has a very solid coda: Apollo: I don't remember anything after challenging Iblis. Adama: You challenged Count Iblis... and won? Sheba: No, he challenged Count Iblis- and lost.

Of course the 78-79 show pales in technical merits to the remake, but in wonder and mystery, not at all.

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