"The great ship...Galactica. Majestic and loving...strong and protecting.
Our home for these many years we've endured the wilderness of space...and now we near the end of our journey. Scouts and electronic
surveilance have confirmed that we've reached our haven...that planet which is home to our ancestor brothers. Too many of
our sons and daughters did not survive to share the fulfilment of our dream. We can only take comfort and strength in that
they did not die in vain. We have at last found...Earth."
Thirty years after the events of the series "Battlestar Galactica," the fugitive star fleet 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.
Lorne Greene - Commander Adama
Kent McCord - Captain Troy
Barry Van Dyke - Lieutenant Dillon
Robyn Douglass - Jamie Hamilton
James Patrick Stuart - Dr. Zee
Allan Miller - Colonel Sydell
Richard Lynch - Xavier
Jr. - Boomer
Robbie Rist - Dr. Zee
Robert Reed - Mortinson
Marj Dusay - Mildred
Helen Page Camp - Department Store Sales Lady
George Del Hoyo - Dr. Spencer
For a sequence that showed the Cylons attacking Earth, the producers used footage from Earthquake and superimposed
Cylon fighters firing and causing the destruction in the sequence. Thus they managed to create a spectacular sequence on a
Lorne Greene, and Herb Jefferson Jr. are the only regular cast members from the original Battlestar Galactica to appear
in the revival series. As a last ditch effort to raise ratings, the producers brought back Dirk Benedict as Starbuck for one
Some episodes in syndication carry the title Battlestar Galactica instead of Galactica 1980.
An edited version of the final episode, "The Return of Starbuck", was included as part of the syndication package for
"Battlestar Glactica". This version eliminates the wrap-around story about Dr. Zee relating his dream to Commander Adama and
re-cuts the end so that Starbuck appears to escape.
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.
Galactica Discovers Earth (Part 1)
Galactica Discovers Earth (Part 2)
Galactica Discovers Earth (Part 3)
after its voyage began, the Galactica finally nears Earth. But to their utter disappointment, Earth's technology is no match
for the Cylons. Adama sends representatives ahead to Earth to secretly speed up the planet's development. Later, Xavier goes back in time to change Earth's technology before the Galactica arrived.
The Super Scouts (Part 1)
The Super Scouts (Part 2)
When the Cylons
launch a surprise attack on the fleet, Adama sends Troy and Dillon to take the
children to Earth for their own safety. Troy,
Dillon and the children all become involved in efforts to stop a chemical company from polluting a town's water supply.
and Dillon try to stop the renegade Xavier from altering Earth's history, The Galactica children find themselves at a baseball
camp for underprivileged children.
The Night the Cylons Landed
So This Is New York
The Cylon Empire
has built a new type of Cylon, a humanoid android; and when one of them survives a crash near New York
City, Troy and Dillon must hunt the Cylon down. Still chasing the humanoid Cylon, Troy and Dillon track him
to a radio station, where he tries to send a signal to his Base Star.
and Dillon form a partnership with an immigrant farmer to produce crops to feed the Galactica refugees after the Cylons destroy
the fleet's agroships.
The Return of Starbuck
Dr. Zee tells
Adama about a dream where he sees Starbuck, crashed on a distant planet, befriending an injured Cylon Centurion and a mysterious
alien woman who gives birth to a baby boy.