After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

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 Captain Apollo (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lieutenant Starbuck (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Commander Adama (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lieutenant Boomer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Count Baltar (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Maren Jensen ...
 Lieutenant Athena (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Boxey (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Cassiopeia (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tony Swartz ...
 Flight Sergeant Jolly (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Colonel Tigh (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Greenan ...
 Flight Officer Omega / ... (18 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lieutenant Sheba (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Flight Corporal Rigel (10 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Opening Credit Announcer / ... (13 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Lucifer (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
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The leaders of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are making plans to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the Cylon Empire. On the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy most of the Colonies and their entire fleet. Under the command of Commander Adama, the battlestar Galactica leads the remaining Colonial ships into space and seeks out a lost thirteenth colony, which turns out to be Earth. Along the way, the Colonials encounter various races (both friendly and hostile), the legendary human warrior Commander Cain, and the planet Kobol, the motherworld of all the Colonies. All the while, the Cylons - under the command of human traitor Count Baltar - closely pursue this fugitive fleet across the universe. Written by Anonymous

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17 September 1978 (USA)  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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(24 episodes)

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The series was based on the premise that there could be another human race out there beyond the stars and human life on Earth may not had started Earth, but out there in outer space. See more »

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The members of the council were elected in the first episode. However, every time we see the council, there are different members. See more »

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[repeated line]
Cylon Centurion: By your command.
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Referenced in The Rosetintedgamers Goodbye Special (2017) See more »

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It's Love, Love, Love
by John Andrew Tartaglia, Sue Collins and Glen A. Larson
Performed by The Space Angels
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Sci Fi Classic
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a very good, and very well made sci-fi classic.

It has it's own style and feel to it, and unlike most sci-fi films it doesn't stretch the boundaries of human knowledge and lend siege to a bunch of aliens or space fights or whatever. It lays down themes that although seem a million light years away, are in fact maybe closer to our time than we first thought.

With a riveting story, depth to characters and amazing memorable acting from Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, and Loren Greene

I think it is only suffice to say that this film is a marvel of it's genre and with criticism and technicalities aside I think you cannot argue that this film is great in all proportions.


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