The episode tells the story of what may have happened to starbuck. The fanfavorite scifi series battlestar galactica is getting another reboot on nbcuniversals upcoming streaming service. Meanwhile, troy boxey, now an adult and his wingman dillon were left on earth soon joined by the. Considered by many to be one of the best television series ever made, battlestar galactica picks up just as cylons intelligent robots designed by humankind commit mass genocide against humanity. Larson to write the pilot episode for battlestar galactica, an ambitious science fiction series that debuted with a threepart, threehour episode in september 1978. Overall, it looked as if it had been thrown together just to get something on television. Upon reaching earth, the inhabitants of the renegade star fleet take action when they realize earthlings arent advanced enough to help battle the cylons. Galactica 1980 is a spinoff of the original series. This means the total bluray box set contains 9discs. This is the only episode of the 2nd and short season of battlestar galactica available on vhs.
The battlestar galactica movie was rumored to be based on the original 1978 television series created by glen a. Abc declared the week of september 11th its official premiere week, with cbs and nbc starting their seasons the following week. Galactica 1980 is a sequelspinoff of battlestar galactica 1978. Where the original series spent time following the colonials as they evaded the cylons to good effect, galactica 1980 lets troy and dillon try some looney tunes slapstick comedy.
Following the tremendous success of star wars and star trek, abc hired veteran television producer glen a. Over the years since the airing of galactica 1980, fans tend to consider the return of starbuck as the only episode of the series with canonical value. While the series opening was relatively well received some people still think. Battlestar galactica was a series that set a new standard for what audiences can expect from sci fi television. Watch galactica 1980 episodes online season 1 1980 tv guide. Like the original, the show started with a threeepisode tv movie. Battlestar galactica is an american science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by. Only the first three episodes of the series, comprising the pilot movie, feature a title sequence beginning with galactica 1980. Follow it and youll find out more about the character as well as the actoractress who played it.
Battlestar galactica wiki is a fandom tv community. Larson and ran for a single season between 1978 and 1979, with a followup series entitled galactica 1980 airing the following year. The complete series dvd, 2007, 2disc set comes in a well packaged box and is ten episodes in length. List of battlestar galactica 1978 tv series and galactica. This shortlived series is a spinoff to the original battlestar galactica after its cancellation. The original series on which the syfy channel phenomenon was based, battlestar galactica ran for a single season on abc from 1978 to 1979. Catch an unmarked spoiler or another user intentionally spoiling. The original battlestar galactica first premiered in 1978, with a sequel series called galactica 1980 following in. Galactica 1980 is an american science fiction television series and a spinoff from the original battlestar galactica television series. The battlestar wiki is aimed to cover everything related to the battlestar galactica series.
Battlestar galactica movie is still happening assures director. Popular videos galactica 1980 galactica 1980 topic. After cancellation, its story was continued in 1980 as galactica 1980 with adama, lieutenant boomer now a colonel in the colonial service and boxey. At the beginning of the series, the galactica arrives at earth in the year 1980. Galactica 1980 tv series 1980 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
The battlestar wiki is aimed to cover everything related to the. Before decommissioning, galactica was part of the 75th colonial. As predicted, the threehour premiere of battlestar galactica, broadcast from 711pm on sunday, september 17th, drew a huge audience despite being interrupted at 10. Battlestar galactica 1980 the complete series dvd region 2. Abc cancelled the show even faster than the original, after a mere 10 episodes. It was first broadcast on abc in the united states from. He was a central character in the web series battlestar galactica.
Universal pictures upcoming battlestar galactica feature film has found another key crew member. According to lorne greene, although the series was originally going to produce a single threehour episodes and a pair of twohour episodes, abc ordered thirteen additional hourlong. The original battlestar galactica first premiered in 1978, with a sequel series called galactica 1980 following in 1980. It features edutainment show elements, as mandated by the early sunday evening timeslot abc transferred the show to. Too bad that when battlestar galactica got renewed for a 2nd season as galactica1980,there was no mentioning of what happened to adamas. Galactica 1980 began in january 1980 as a midseason replacement. The tangent with the colonial children on earth is cringeworthy, and galactica 1980 does its best to be a terrible, spaceage the brady bunch. Galactica 1980 is a perfect example of idiot network executives canceling a show only to realize that they made a mistake and then trying to correct their mistake by. As some had predicted in may 1978, the original intent had been to make battlestar galactica a sevenhour miniseries.
This includes studies of the original tv series and its associated comic books, novels, etc. The resistance, as well as appearing in the main series. The galactica and its fleet finally reached earth, only to be forced to pass it by to lead the cylons away. All the roles were written for the original cast, as if this were the second only the first three episodes of the series. Only battlestar galactica, the last of the colonial fleet, survives the attack.
Is this a ploy by the scifi channel to grow a viewer base as well as loyalty, o. Galactica 1980 is a perfect example of idiot network executives canceling a show only to realize that they made a mistake and then trying to correct their mistake by shoving some cheap trash down the throats of the american public. Feb 26, 2020 the world of battlestar galactica spans hundreds of thousands of years. The original 1978 series and galactica 1980 the ovions were a race of insectoid creatures with four arms. Feb 11, 2020 galactica 1980 is an american science fiction television series and a spinoff from the original battlestar galactica television series. Dec 27, 2012 galactica 1980 began in january 1980 as a midseason replacement. Galactica 1980 a timewarp tv retrospective youtube. Battlestar galactica is a threehour miniseries comprising four broadcast hours starring edward james olmos and mary mcdonnell, written and produced by ronald d. Galactica 1980 poster, published in the january 26 1980 episode of tv guide preparing the pilot edit. Officially decommissioned, galactica was transformed into a museum ship as a memorial to the cylon war, fought nearly forty years prior.
When battlestar galactica was cancelled in early 1979 following the completion of the hand of god, abc was unprepared for the letterwriting campaign by fans calling for its return, and eventually entered talks with universal and pressured them into agreeing to make a second series. And my bluray box set even includes the bluray 3disc sequel called galactica 1980. It lasted one season in 19781979, but books were written continuing stories. Galactica 1980 lands on dvd for the first time ever. Larson and starring lorne greene, richard hatch and dirk benedict. This time it featured a grounded approach to story telling, and was supposed to be more family entertainment with educational elements forced into the show. Galactica 1980 was first broadcast on the abc television network in the united states from january 27, 1980, with its final episode first airing on may 4, 1980. 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. Universals battlestar galactica film moves forward with. Tucker clellan was a colonial viper pilot about the battlestar galactica. Battlestar galactica 1980 the complete series dvd region.
Some are linked to a special page weve made for them. It was the first part of the battlestar galactica remake based on the 1978 battlestar galactica television series, and served as a backdoor pilot for the 2004 television series. With time running out and the cylons closing in on their trail, commander adama and the galactica must work harder than ever before to help earth create the technology necessary. Running for only 10 episodes, it was poorly received by both critics and viewers. Built during the early days of the cylon war, galactica bs 75 is a veteran battlestar and was the last of its kind still in service, prior to its decommissioning by the colonial fleet. After the original series was canceled, battlestar galactica did manage to return to the television for. Desperation to keep the franchise alive and perhaps the desire to cash in on the popularity of chips lead to a shortlived followup series, a monstrosity known as galactica 1980 which most fans would like to forget. The studio has recruited jay basu to rewrite a script from westworld cocreator and burn notice. All the roles were written for the original cast, as if this were the second only the first three episodes of the series, comprising the pilot movie, feature a title sequence beginning with galactica 1980. With time running out and the cylons closing in on their trail, commander adama and the galactica must work harder than ever before to help earth create the technology necessary for battle. I believe the running times are the same for both versions of the original series and the 1166 minutes listed should actually be listed at 1445 minutes. The remaining episodes begin by calling the show battlestar galactica, as if this were the second season of the original show.
Topping the list was abcs decision to turn battlestar galactica into a weekly series. Had the series continued, an episode called the wheel of fire would reveal that starbuck was rescued by the beings of light to become one of their rank. With time running out and the cylons closing in on their trail, commander adama and the galactica must work harder than ever before to help earth create the technology necessary for. May 07, 2018 my twopart look at the original battlestar galactica concludes, as we discover what wacky shenanigans ensued when the ragtag fugitive fleet finally reached earth. However, galactica 1980 did not meet the high standards set by the original series. After the original series was canceled, battlestar galactica did manage to return to the television for another try. Watch galactica 1980 episodes online season 1 1980. Battlestar galactica aired in 2003 and became the highestrated miniseries on cable that year, and the best ratings that year for any show on scifi. After carnivale reached the end of its first season and the scifi channel ordered a thirteenepisode weekly series of battlestar galactica, moore left carnivale to assume a fulltime executive. Troy and dillon kent mccord, barry van dyke race to meet a damaged cylon spaceship that is about to crashland. When the battlestar galactica finally arrives at earth, they find. My twopart look at the original battlestar galactica concludes, as we discover what wacky shenanigans ensued when the ragtag fugitive fleet finally reached earth. With all ten thrilling episodes on two discs, see what happens when the original battlestar galactica crew finally makes the longanticipated descent to earth. With kent mccord, barry van dyke, robyn douglass, lorne greene.
It was first broadcast on abc in the united states from january 27 to may 4, 1980, lasting for 10 episodes. It features edutainment show elements, as mandated by the early sunday evening timeslot abc transferred the show to the galactica and its fleet finally reached earth, only to be forced to pass it by to lead the cylons away. The world of battlestar galactica spans hundreds of thousands of years. This was the continuation of the original 1979 tv series, battlestar galactica with lorne green as commander adama, richard hatch as apollo and dirk benedict as starbuck. Report the post and select breaking bsg rules spoiler so the mods can take appropriate action. Battlestar galactica available for download slashdot. A spinoff of battlestar galactica, this series takes place 30 years after the original. When the battlestar galactica finally arrives at earth, they find they must subtly raise its tech level while protecting it from the cylons. The franchise began with the original television series in 1978 and was followed by a shortrun sequel series galactica 1980, a line of book adaptations, original novels, comic books, a board game, and video games. To tag a comment as a spoiler, use the following markup. Driven by prophetic visions and political necessity, the galactica travels through uncharted space in hopes of. This is the home page of popapostles exploration of battlestar galactica. Battlestar galactica is an american science fiction media franchise created by glen a.
Battlestar wiki is a free online encyclopedia and episode guide covering the science fiction series, the original battlestar galactica, galactica 1980, the reimagined battlestar galactica, caprica, and battlestar galactica. In this section youll find all guest stars that starred on the galactica 1980 series. 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. Set in the year 1980, the galactica ship and 220 civilian ships have finally discovered earth. Battlestar galactica was originally created by glen a.
Upon reaching earth, the inhabitants of the renegade star fleet take action. Larson and in a new interview, lawrence reveals that hes still working on the. Watch battlestar galactica episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. Battlestar galactica tv series 1978 1980 2003 2010. They were conquered by the cylon empire and added to their alliance some time before the battle of cimtar.1520 851 204 695 1166 631 1586 539 1093 1379 1165 233 1039 74 824 1327 412 466 915 735 1290 1373 574 1143 1058 1498 1369 1143 1356 73 1332 948 838 1429