Galactica 1980 (1980)

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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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  • Barry Van Dyke in Galactica 1980 (1980)
  • Curt Lowens and Louis Turenne in Galactica 1980 (1980)
  • Lorne Greene and James Patrick Stuart in Galactica 1980 (1980)
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17 June 2003 | powerlifter
i very love this show,the 2th season "battlestar galactica" was very good
the 2th season of battlestar galactica was very good, they finely arives home to our planet and we can understand more what happend to galactica in earth. i do not understand people that say "galactica 1980" is not sequel to "battlestar galactica" and why they say this.......?? they love galactica in space.......ok so we need to wayt 30 seasons to galactica finely fined home. but i say people they finely find home with new problems. i loved what they do with the cast, children of the original cast are battle with cylones after 30 years.

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This show was originally to be more straightforward and dramatic, similar to Battlestar Galactica (1978). However, a limited budget, along with the network scheduling the show to air in a timeslot reserved for family friendly, educational, and information themed shows, resulted in a drastic overhaul of the show's format.


Captain Troy: Well, how did you like that?
Jamie Hamilton: Don't bother me, I'm praying.


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. 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.

Crazy Credits

Several episodes end with the disclaimer: "The United States Air Force stopped investigating UFOs in 1969. After 22 years, they found no evidence of extra-terrestrial visits and no threat to national security." This is due to the series featuring an Air Force division dedicated to looking for UFOs.

Alternate Versions

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.


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