Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 27, 1980
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Galactica 1980

The fugitive star fleet finally reaches its legendary destination. 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.

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01x10 The Return of Starbuck Aired: May. 04, 1980

- Dr. Zee tells Adama about a dream where he sees Starbuck, crashed on a distant planet, befriending an injured Cylon Centurion and a mysterious …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 10 episodes air in 1980.

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  • Goof (anachronisms): 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
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    Goof (anachronisms): 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 (1978) 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 (1978) must have taken place at least in the late 1960s Earth time.
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  • Capt. Troy was the same character as Boxey (Apollo's adopted son) from the original Battlestar Galactica (1978), twenty years later.
  • 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…
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    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 tiny budget.
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