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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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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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1980 (USA) See more »

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(10 episodes) | (7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

For a sequence that showed the Cylons attacking Earth, the producers used footage from Earthquake (1974) and superimposed Cylon fighters firing and causing the destruction in the sequence. Thus they managed to create a spectacular sequence on a tiny budget. 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. 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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Alternate Versions

The first episode was edited together with footage from two unrelated episodes to form the TV movie Conquest of Earth (1984) (TV) for broadcast in the UK. See more »

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Referenced in Pink Lady: Episode #1.4 (1980) See more »

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Forlorn step child of the original
17 January 1999 | by Scott-8See all my reviews

"Galactica 1980" was someone's bad idea to rejuvenate the "Battlestar Galactica" series that had been cancelled the previous year but still had strong viewer demand.

It would have made sense to simply take up where the old series left off, but no, they went for a loop. All the old cast is gone except for Lorne Greene, and the Galactica has found Earth. However, she only hangs around in orbit, not revealing herself to the primitive earthlings.

The first question that comes to mind is how long could this last? The answer was not very. There's only so many soap opera turns you can make with a scenario like this. Thankfully the series was short lived. The only episode worth watching was the final one, which explains what happened to Starbuck. (And no, he didn't open a chain of coffee houses.)


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