Saga of a Starworld

Battlestar Galactica (original)The end of a millennium-long war between a distant race of humans and their cybernetic enemy, the Cylons, looms as a peace summit draws closer. But the humans’ aspirations for an end to the war are crushed when the peace meeting turns out to be a well-orchestrated trap, drawing the fleet of heavily armed Battlestars away from the humans’ homeworlds. Only Galactica, a Battlestar under the leadership of Commander Adama, survives the attack, but to no avail – the Twelve Colonies of Man have been besieged and all but destroyed by the Cylons. A massaive evacuation of the survivors, filling every habitable space aboard a fleet of 200 ships, takes place, with Galactica leading them. Adama announces an unprecedented contingency plan – he plans to lead the fleet to a legendary planet called Earth, believed to be the thirteenth Colony.

The Colonial fleet makes a stop at the mining world Carillon to pick up supplies for their voyage, but the cracks are already showing in the humans’ hastily-formed alliance; statesman Sire Uri begins trying to rally support against Adama’s incredible plan in the belief that humanity could surrender to the Cylons and survive. On Carillon, Apollo (Adama’s son) and Starbuck, ace Viper pilots from Galactica, discover that the insectoid Ovions who operate a resort on the planet are harvesting visiting humans for food – and even worse, they have formed an alliance with the Cylons and have leaked news of Galactica’s arrival to them.

Quick strategic thinking on Adama’s part saves the day, and Starbuck and Apollo’s lightning-fast flying is instrumental in destroying the huge Cylon base ship, but as the Colonial fleet prepares to set off on its perilous trip to Earth, Adama does not realize that a traitor within the humans’ own ranks is working with the Cylons to cut that journey short.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Richard A. Colla
music by Stu Phillips
series theme by Glen A. Larson & Stu Phillips

Cast: Lorne Greene (Commander Adama), Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo), Dirk Benedict (Lt. Starbuck), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Lt. Boomer), Terry Carter (Colonel Tigh), Maren Jensen (Athena), Noah Hathaway (Boxey), Laurette Spang (Cassiopeia), Tony Swartz (Wing Sgt. Jolly), Anne Lockhart (Lt. Sheba), David Greenan (Omega), Sarah Rush (Rigel), George Murdock (Dr. Salik), John Dullaghan (Dr. Wilker), Ed Begley Jr. (Lt. Greenbean), John Colicos (Count Baltar), Patrick Macnee (Imperious Leader), Jonathan Harris (Lucifer), Jane Seymour (Serina), Ray Milland (Sire Uri), Lew Ayres (President Adar), Wilfrid Hyde-White (Sire Anton), John Fink (Dr. Paye), Rick Springfield (Lt. Zac), Randi Oakes (Blonde Taurus), Norman Stuart (Statesman), David Matthau (Operative), Chip Johnson (Warrior), Geoffrey Binney (Warrior), Paul Coufos (Pilot), Bruce Wright (Deck hand), Carol Baxter (Woman in elevator), Myrna Matthews (Tucana singer), Stephanie Spruill (Tucana singer), Patty Brooks (Tucana singer), Sandy Gimpel (Seetol), Dianne L. Burgdorf (Lotay), Ted White (Centurion), John Zenda (Dealer), Renè Assa (Gemon)

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Lost Planet of the Gods – Part 1

Battlestar Galactica (original)Boomer and another Viper pilot return to the Galactica after scouting ahead of the fleet, but unbeknownst to the crew, the two pilots have brought a fatal disease back with them, rendering Galactica’s entire pool of pilots unfit to fly – with the exception of Apollo and Starbuck, who are also on their own patrol assignment. Adama desperately orders his son and Starbuck to train the shuttle pilots – virtually all women – for combat flight. The new pilots’ first orders are to raid a Cylon installation and bring back a cure for Galactica’s crew.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson & Donald P. Bellisario
directed by Chris I. Nyby II
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Jane Seymour (Serina), Sheila de Windt (Lt. Deitra), Janet Louise Johnson (Sgt. Brie), Bruce Wright (Bay technician), Paul Coufos (Guard), Jennifer Joseph (Female warrior), Janet Lynn Curtis (Sorrell), Leann Hunley (Female warrior), Gay Thomas (Female warrior), Larry Manetti (Corporal Giles), Millicent Crisp (Female warrior)

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Lost Planet of the Gods – Part 2

Battlestar Galactica (original)Forced to flee through a wormhole by Cylon attackers, Galactica arrives at Kobol, the planet which – according to legend – was the birthplace of the entire human race. Adama takes this opportunity to look for clues to the whereabouts of Earth, and Apollo and Serina take advantage of a lull in the constant barrage of Cylon attacks, and get married. But Baltar is only a few steps behind the Battlestar, and when he leads the Cylons in an attempt to wipe out Adama and his crew, a heavy toll is exacted with the loss of the Earth’s coordinates…and the loss of Apollo’s new bride.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson & Donald P. Bellisario
directed by Chris I. Nyby II
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Jane Seymour (Serina), Sheila de Windt (Lt. Deitra), Janet Louise Johnson (Sgt. Brie), Bruce Wright (Bay technician), Paul Coufos (Guard), Jennifer Joseph (Female warrior), Janet Lynn Curtis (Sorrell), Leann Hunley (Female warrior), Gay Thomas (Female warrior), Larry Manetti (Corporal Giles), Millicent Crisp (Female warrior)

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The Lost Warrior

Battlestar Galactica (original)Fighting a losing battle in a Cylon ambush, Apollo is forced down on an isolated, sparsely-populated human colony, where lawlessness has set in, forcing the pilot to hide with a widow and her son. The settlement is held in the thrall of an extortionist named Lacerta, who demands tributes from the townsfolk – or else they’ll face a fatal confrontation with “Red-Eye.” Apollo discovers that Red-Eye is, in fact, a malfunctioning Cylon which Lacerta has learned to control. He also discovers that the late husband of the woman sheltering him was also a Colonial Viper pilot…who died trying to rid the colony of the lone Cylon. Apollo’s only hope for escape is to engage in an old-fashioned shootout with the alien.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodeteleplay by Donald P. Bellisario
story by Donald P. Bellisario and Herman Groves
directed by Rod Holcomb
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Johnny Timko (Puppis), Kathy Cannon (Vella), Lance Le Gault (Bootes), Claude Earl Jones (Lacerta), Red West (Marco), Larry Manetti (Corporal Giles), Jason Donahue (Jason), Carol Baxter (Macy), Mary Kaye (Mars Vi), Rex Cutter (Red-Eye)

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The Long Patrol

Battlestar Galactica (original)At long last, Galactica leaves known human territory en route to Earth. With the stakes and the danger increasing as the ship ventures into uncharted space, one of the Vipers is modified, affording it super speed at the cost of all of its weapons. Starbuck is assigned to take the point in a long-range reconnaisance flight, accompanied only by a computer called CORA. As luck – or Starbuck’s total lack thereof – would have it, he fails to avoid trouble, falling victim to a prison escapee and losing his ship. While Commander Adama and Galactica’s other pilots try to figure out who has taken control of Starbuck’s high-speed fighter, Starbuck finds himself stuck in a forgotten human prison, where he finds a vital clue to Earth’s location.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Donald P. Bellisario
directed by Chris I. Nyby II
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: James Whitmore, Jr. (Robber), Ted Gehring (Croad), Sean McClory (Assault), Arlene Martel (Adulteress), Ian Ambercrombie (Forger), Robert Hathaway (Enforcer), Nancy DeCarl (Slayer), Cathy Paine (CORA), John Holland (Waiter)

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The Gun on Ice Planet Zero – Part 1

Battlestar Galactica (original)The Cylons have taken over a new weapon, which convinces Adama that Galactica is on a course for another ambush. Apollo and Starbuck lead a mission to disable the weapon, but their team includes a motley mix of Colonial warriors and freed prisoners, not all of whom see any reason to help Apollo or Galactica’s crew.

Order the DVDswritten by Michael Sloan, Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson
directed by John Ireland, Jr.
music by Stu Phillips

Download this episodeGuest Cast: Roy Thinnes (Croft), James Olson (Thane), Christine Belford (Leda), Richard Lynch (Wolfe), Denny Miller (Ser 5-9), Britt Ekland (Tenna), Dan O’Herlihy (Dr. Ravishol), Larry Manetti (Corporal Giles), Alan Stock (Cadet Cree), Curtis Credel (Haals), Jeff Mackay (Komma), Larry Cedar (Cadet Shields), Alex Hyde-White (Cadet Bow), Patrick Milholland (Killian), Walt Davis (Vickers)

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The Gun on Ice Planet Zero – Part 2

Battlestar Galactica (original)Sheltered by the planet’s population of clones, Apollo and Starbuck make a desperate bid to disable the weapon over the objections of its creator, Dr. Ravishol. And the closer the warriors come to the deadline for their attack, the easier it will be for Baltar and the Cylons to pick Galactica and the Colonial fleet out of the sky, ship by ship…

Order the DVDswritten by Michael Sloan, Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson
directed by John Ireland, Jr.
music by Stu Phillips

Download this episodeGuest Cast: Roy Thinnes (Croft), James Olson (Thane), Christine Belford (Leda), Richard Lynch (Wolfe), Denny Miller (Ser 5-9), Britt Ekland (Tenna), Dan O’Herlihy (Dr. Ravishol), Larry Manetti (Corporal Giles), Alan Stock (Cadet Cree), Curtis Credel (Haals), Jeff Mackay (Komma), Larry Cedar (Cadet Shields), Alex Hyde-White (Cadet Bow), Patrick Milholland (Killian), Walt Davis (Vickers)

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The Magnificent Warriors

Battlestar Galactica (original)The Colonial fleet is wracked by a food shortage, threatening to cut their journey to Earth very short. Adama proposes a trip to the farming planet Serenity, where he hopes to exchange equipment for food. But there are a couple of problems on the way. To get the equipment he’ll need for barter, Adama must renew a long-dead relationship with the loquacious Siress Belloby. And once on the surface of serenity, not only do the Commander and his entourage find themselves in the middle of a war between the human farmers and the warlike Boray, but Belloby and her equipment go missing.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Chris I. Nyby II
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Barry Nelson (Bogan), Brett Somers (Siress Belloby), Dennis Fimple (Duggy), Eric Server (Dipper), Olan Soule (Carmichael), Rance Howard (Farnes), Ben Frommer (Nogow)

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The Young Lords

Battlestar Galactica (original)Starbuck crash-lands on a distant planet during a patrol, and is found by a group of children. But rather than nursing him back to health, the youngsters plan to propose a hostage exchange with the Cylons – a Colonial warrior for their abducted father. Starbuck would rather try to rescue the father of the children from the Cylons so they can all escape, but he’ll have a hard time persuading the children to help him.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Donald P. Bellisario, Frank Lupo and Paul Playdon
directed by Donald P. Bellisario
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Audrey Landers (Miri), Charles Bloom (Kyle), Bruce Glover (Megan), Brigitte Muller (Ariadne), Jonathan B. Woodward (Robus), Adam Mann (Nilz), Jonathan Harris (Spectre)

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The Living Legend – Part 1

Battlestar Galactica (original)Though Galactica was widely believed to have been the only Battlestar to have escaped the carnage that scattered the Twelve Colonies, another of the mighty ships managed to flee, and Galactica’s Viper pilots discover it while on patrol – the Battlestar Pegasus, under the control of the legendary warrior Commander Cain.

teleplay by Glen A. Larson
Order the DVDsstory by Ken Pettus and Glen A. Larson
directed by Vince Edwards
music by Stu Phillips

Download this episodeGuest Cast: Lloyd Bridges (Commander Cain), Jack Stauffer (Lt. Bojay), Rod Haase (Tolan), Junero Jennings (Helmsman), Ted Hamaguchi (Helmsman)

Notes: With some major alterations, this story was retold in the new Battlestar Galactica series.

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The Living Legend – Part 2

Battlestar Galactica (original)Commanders Adama and Cain have been butting heads since the moment the Pegasus reemerged. Cain favors a more aggressive stance toward the Cylons, feeling that Adama has become too accustomed to running. Cain leads a mission with both crews, scoring a victory against the Cylons but also accumulating a larger number of casualties than usual. When Adama tries to relieve Cain of his duties, the commander of the Pegasus goes renegade, risking the safety of both ships for one more victory.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodeteleplay by Glen A. Larson
story by Ken Pettus and Glen A. Larson
directed by Vince Edwards
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Lloyd Bridges (Commander Cain), Jack Stauffer (Lt. Bojay), Rod Haase (Tolan), Junero Jennings (Helmsman), Ted Hamaguchi (Helmsman)

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Fire In Space

Battlestar Galactica (original)When a Cylon suicide attack leaves Galactica crippled and aflame in space, emergency systems isolate everyone where they are. Adama is injured and must rely on his officers to hold the fire at bay. The ship’s fire control crews are unable to contain the blaze, and the situation is evolving into the worst case scenario – unless the fires aboard Galactica are extinguished, the Battlestar and her crew could be destroyed.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Terrence McDonnell & Jim Carlson
directed by Michael Sloan
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: William Bryant (Chief fire officer), Jeff Mackay (Fireman)

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War of the Gods – Part 1

Battlestar Galactica (original)An unusual phenomenon strikes the Colonial fleet as unidentified luminescent objects – which could be vessels or might be life forms themselves – meander among the ships of the fleet. This celestial event becomes less innocuous when a wing of Vipers disappears into the vacuum of space without a trace. Apollo leads a search and rescue mission, but all his team finds is an enigmatic man named Count Iblis. He returns to Galactica with them, and immediately begins winning powerful friends among the Colonial fleet…and swaying opinion away from Adama. Adama sends his son back to the planet from which Iblis was rescued to confirm a suspicion, but the Count doesn’t seem to want any investigation into his past – and proves his point by killing Apollo.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Daniel Haller
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Patrick Macnee (Count Iblis), John Williams (Statesman), Janet Louise Johnson (Sgt. Brie), Jack Stauffer (Captain Bojay), Kirk Alyn (Old Man), Paula Victor (Old Woman), Paul Coufos (Pilot), Chip Johnson (Pilot), Bruce Wright (Guard), Leann Hunley (Warrior), Olan Soule (Carmichael), Norman Stuart (Statesman)

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War of the Gods – Part 2

Battlestar Galactica (original)All hell is literally breaking loose aboard Galactica. Count Iblis is revealed to be a legendary creature known in Earth lore as the Prince of Darkness, but he has already won the respect and admiration of the Council of Twelve by capturing Baltar and handing him over to them. Only Adama and his closest friends stand against the powerful being – and Adama pays for the struggle when he learns of Apollo’s death at Iblis’ hands. When another immensely powerful race of creatures arrives, calling themselves the Seraphs, it dawns on the crew that they have become pawns in the holiest war of them all…one which they may not survive.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Daniel Haller
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Patrick Macnee (Count Iblis), John Williams (Statesman), Janet Louise Johnson (Sgt. Brie), Jack Stauffer (Captain Bojay), Kirk Alyn (Old Man), Paula Victor (Old Woman), Paul Coufos (Pilot), Chip Johnson (Pilot), Bruce Wright (Guard), Leann Hunley (Warrior), Olan Soulè (Carmichael), Norman Stuart (Statesman)

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The Man With Nine Lives

Battlestar Galactica (original)Two strange arrivals coincide almost suspiciously – the arrival of a man claiming to be Starbuck’s father, and a group of Borellians enlist to join the ranks of Galactica’s Viper pilots. What no one suspects is that the man insisting that Starbuck is his son is a con man – and the Borellians are hot on his trail. But will the evidence be uncovered before Starbuck sacrifices his life for someone he believes to be his father?

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Donald P. Bellisario
directed by Rod Holcomb
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Fred Astaire (Chameleon), Anne Jeffreys (Siress Blassie), Lance Le Gault (Maga), Robert Feero (Bora), Anthony deLongis (Taba), Bruce Wright (Corporal Lomas), Dan Barton (Crewman), Patricia Stich (Newswoman Zara), Ted Parker (Commentator Zed), Leann Hunley (Warrior), Alex Hyde-White (Warrior), John Holland (Waiter), Lynn Halpern (Pyramid dealer)

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Murder on the Rising Star

Battlestar Galactica (original)Starbuck is accused of murdering an old rival after the two get into a fight over a card game. The warrior insists he had nothing to do with the death, but tests reveal that his laser was the murder weapon. Apollo and Boomer try to clear Starbuck’s name, and unveil a web of deceit that Starbuck’s supposed victim wove to ease his own conscience. The deceased was far from innocent, but the new evidence may not be enough to save Starbuck.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodeteleplay by Donald P. Bellisario, Jim Carlson and Terrence McDonnell
story by Michael Sloan
directed by Rod Holcomb
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Brock Peters (Chief Opposer Solon), W.K. Stratton (Wing Sgt. Barton), Ben Frank (Chella/Riftis), Lyman Ward (Pallon/Karibdis), Frank Ashmore (Flight Sgt. Ortega), Jeff Mackay (Corporal Komma), Newell Alexander (Elias), Ted Parker (Commentator Zed), Patricia Stich (Newswoman Zara), Ted Noobe (Officiator), Paul LeClair (Guard)

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Greetings From Earth

Battlestar Galactica (original)A sleeper ship is recovered in deep space, containing six frozen human beings. Given their ship’s primitive technology and unknown origins, it becomes widely speculated that the six humans are from Earth itself, which may be closer than anyone realized. This theory, however, begins to crumble when the humans are revived – and instantly find the atmosphere aboard Galactica poisonous. Worse yet, the rumors of living Earth people are dividing the loyalties of the Colonial fleet, and Adama fears for their safety. Apollo, Cassiopea and Starbuck quietly escort the humans away from the fleet, and ferry them to the planet Paradeen, which was to have been their destination. But their arrival comes too late – all human life on Paradeen has been exterminated, courtesy of a neutron bomb launched by the Eastern Alliance from the humans’ home planet of Terra. When Eastern Alliance soldiers arrive on Paradeen to hunt down the final remaining humans, the Galactica officers get involved in the Terrans’ war – a decision which will shortly prove to be messier than they could ever imagine.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Rod Holcomb
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Ray Bolger (Vector), Randolph Mantooth (Michael), Kelly Harmon (Sarah), Murray Matheson (Statesman Geller), Lesley Woods (Aggie Moreland), Frank Marth (Josh Moreland), Curt Lowens (Krebbs), Lloyd Bochner (Commandant Leiter), Bobby Van (Hector), Gary Vinson (Doyle), Alex Rodine (Lanceman), Lester Fletcher (Donner), Michelle Larson (Charity), Gillian Greene (Melanie), Eric Larson (Todd), Kimberly Woodward (Loma), David Larson (Walker), Donald Mantooth (Med tech), Ron Kelly (Security Officer Reese)

Notes: This two-hour episode is the beginning of a series of attempts to reformat the series for a lower budget (stock Nazi costumes being cheaper than Cylon armor), which eventually culminated in the show being recast and rebooted as Galactica: 1980.

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Baltar’s Escape

Battlestar Galactica (original)The Council of Twelve is infuriated with Adama’s command decisions involving the six Terrans, and he is reined in, relieved of all but military command – and even military orders must be filtered through an appointee of the Council. The Council then votes to open a dialogue with the Eastern Alliance hunters who have just been captured by Adama’s crew. But the Alliance prisoners have no intention of staying put – and they enlist the help of Baltar, who has a personal score to settle with the Colonials. The Council, without Adama’s advice, is taken hostage, and Baltar stands ready to deliver the fleet into the waiting hands of the Cylons.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Donald P. Bellisario
directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Ina Balin (Siress Tinia), Lloyd Bochner (Commandant Leiter), John Hoyt (Sire Domra), Robert Feero (Bora), Anthony deLongis (Taba), Lance Le Gault (Maga), Bruce Wright (Guard), Ron Kelly (Security Officer Reese), Mitchell Reta (Prison communications officer), Paul Tinder (Guard), Paul LeClair (Guard)

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Experiment In Terra

Battlestar Galactica (original)Apollo and Starbuck are sent on an urgent mission to recapture the Eastern Alliance escapees freed by Baltar, but before they can reach Terra, they are swept into yet another mission of mercy by the Seraphs – and this one is more potentially hazardous than the last, for the entire population of Terra could be wiped out. A peace accord between the Eastern Alliance and the Nationalists provides a perfect opportunity for both sides to lower their defenses – at which point the Alliance will strike. Adama is now faced with a difficult decision…should he allow events on Terra to unfold, or enforce peace by destroying the weapons poised in orbit of the planet, possibly leaving Terra defenseless as a consequence?

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Rod Holcomb
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Melody Anderson (Brenda Maxwell), Peter D. MacLean (President Arends), Edward Mulhare (John), Nehemiah Persoff (Eastern Alliance Leader), Logan Ramsey (Moore), Ken Swofford (Gen. Maxwell), Sidney Clute (Stone), Ken Lynch (Dr. Horning), Jordan Rhodes (Brace), John De Lancie (Officer), Russ Martin (Alliance member), Milt Janin (Alliance Leader)

Notes: This episode’s basic premise, of Apollo being sent to set history straight in a form where everyone sees him as another man, was later reused by Donald Bellisario as the basis for his own SF series, Quantum Leap.

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Take The Celestra!

Battlestar Galactica (original)Starbuck and Apollo visit the Colonial ship Celestra, where Starbuck hopes to mend fences with an old girlfriend. But the two warriors are caught off guard when Starbuck’s old flame is accused of treason – and all three are embroiled in a mutiny in progress. Aurora has, in fact, been working against Commander Kronos, whose dictatorial command has made life aboard the Celestra intolerable for its shipboard population. By the time the power struggle aboard the Celestra becomes apparent to Adama or anyone else outside the ship, Apollo and Starbuck may be declared traitors to the Colonial fleet as well.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodeteleplay by Jim Carlson & Terrence McDonnell
story by David S. Arthur, David G. Phinney, Jim Carlson and Terrence McDonnell
directed by Daniel Haller
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: Paul Fix (Commander Kronos), Nick Holt (Charka), Ana Alicia (Aurora), Randy Stumpf (Damon), Richard Styles (Hermes), James R. Parkes (Mutineer), Michael Horsley (Mutineer), Ted Hamaguchi (Helmsman), Robert Murvin (Duty officer)

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The Hand of God

Battlestar Galactica (original)A momentous opportunity arises for Galactica to slip through the perimeters of the Cylons’ defenses undetected, and Adama decides to risk it all to destroy the single Base Ship that stands in the way. Apollo and Starbuck board the Cylon vessel, using Baltar’s captured fighter, and sabotage the Cylons. But during their escape, Apollo and Starbuck lose a device which transmits the proper recognition signals from their Cylon ship. In the desperate firefight which follows, Adama’s forces gain the upper hand – but will anyone remember which captured Cylon fighter is being flown by Apollo and Starbuck?

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Donald P. Bellisario
directed by Donald P. Bellisario
music by Stu Phillips

Guest Cast: David Greenan (Omega)

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Galactica Discovers Earth

Battlestar Galactica (original)The beleaguered Battlestar arrives at Earth, a full generation after having received the planet’s location. But there are two problems: the Cylons are still in pursuit of Galactica, and somewhat to the crew’s surprise, Earth (in the year 1980 A.D., by its time scale) isn’t even remotely capable of withstanding a Cylon attack. Adama’s grandson Troy (who spent his childhood with the nickname “Boxey”) and Lt. Dillon remain on Earth as their ship departs Earth once more in an attempt to divert the Cylons from the defenseless human race. A plan emerges to give the human race a higher order of technology to defend Earth from the Cylon onslaught, but there is disagreement over how much technology should be given to a race which is just as likely to destroy itself. And one member of the Council of Twelve decides to take matters into his own hands, traveling back in time to arm the people of Earth with advanced weaponry…but he may be handing dangerously sophisticated technology to precisely the wrong players in Earth’s history.

Season 2 Regular Cast: Lorne Greene (Commander Adama), Kent McCord (Captain Troy), Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Dillon), Robyn Douglass (Jamie Hamilton), Patrick Stuart (Dr. Zee), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Colonel Boomer), Fred Holliday (Brooks)

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Sidney Hayers

Guest Cast: Robbie Rist (Dr. Zee), Richard Lynch (Xavier), Robert Reed (Professor Mortinson), Christopher Stone (Major Stockwell), Sharon Acker (Secretary), Richard Eastham (General Cushing), Albert Paulsen (?), Louis Turenne (?), Michael Strong (?), Pamela Susan Shoop (Ms. Carlyle), Vernon Weddle (First cop), David Moses (Second cop), Brion James (Willy), Mickey Jones (Donzo), Duncan Mackenzie (First pilot), Bruce Douglas (Second pilot), Eddie Firestone (Derelict), Frank Downing (First guard), Don Maxwell (Second guard), Ted Gehring (Sheriff), Curt Lowens (German commander), James R. Parkes (Walt Griffin), Bruce Wright (Aide), Adam Starr (Willy Griffin), Missy Francis (Little girl), Todd Martin (Third German), John Zenda (Cop), Erik Holland (Second German officer), Eric Forst (First German officer), Hank Brandt (Colonel), Duncan Mackenzie (Third guard), Jonathan Williams (Second guard), Paul Brown (Fourth guard), Ray Duke (Newspaper boy), Doug Hale (Air Force Major), Billy Jacoby (Tucker)

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The Super Scouts – Part 1

Battlestar Galactica (original)Adama’s plan to use the Colonial fleet to decoy the Cylons away from Earth appears to be working – all too well, in fact, when the Cylons viciously attack the fleet, causing critical damage. As the situation grows bleaker, Troy and Dillon transplant the fleet’s children to Earth, disguising them among the human population. But this attempt to blend in goes disastrously wrong as the Colonials – and their children – discover the vast differences between human behavior and physiology, and their own.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Vince Edwards

Guest Cast: Allan Miller (Colonel Sydell), George Deloy (Dr. Spencer), John Quade (Sheriff Ellsworth), Mike Kellin (Stockton), Michael Swan (Collins), Carlene Watkins (Nurse Valerie), Caroline Smith (?), Jack Ging (?), Helen Page Camp (Saleslady), Simon Scott (Captain), Ken Scott (Co-pilot), Mike Brick, Jeff Cotler, Nicholas Davies, Ronnie Densford, Georgi Irene, Tracy Justrich, David Larson, Eric Larson, Michelle Larson, Jerry Supiran, Eric Taslitz (Super Scouts)

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The Super Scouts – Part 2

Battlestar Galactica (original)Troy, Dillon, and the juvenile members of the Colonial fleet’s population await the all-clear from Galactica while they hide from local authorities. Not only has Dillon inadvertently engaged in a massive transgression of the law, but Earth’s polluted air and water may be more of a threat to the Colonials than the Cylons are.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.

Guest Cast: Allan Miller (Colonel Sydell), George Deloy (Dr. Spencer), John Quade (Sheriff Ellsworth), Mike Kellin (Stockton), Michael Swan (Collins), Carlene Watkins (Nurse Valerie), Caroline Smith (?), Jack Ging (?), Helen Page Camp (Saleslady), Simon Scott (Captain), Ken Scott (Co-pilot), Mike Brick, Jeff Cotler, Nicholas Davies, Ronnie Densford, Georgi Irene, Tracy Justrich, David Larson, Eric Larson, Michelle Larson, Jerry Supiran, Eric Taslitz (Super Scouts)

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Spaceball

Battlestar Galactica (original)Xavier, the corrupt member of the Council of Twelve who tried to introduce Galactica’s technology to Earth’s past, avenges his thwarted takeover by sabotaging Troy and Dillon’s Viper. Xavier’s next targets are the Colonial children, still sheltered on Earth – and making very public use of their unusual abilities.

written by Frank Lupo, Jeff Freilich and Glen A. Larson
directed by Barry Crane

Order the DVDsDownload this episodeGuest Cast: Allan Miller (Colonel Sydell), Jeremy Brett (Xavier), Paul Koslo (Billy), Bert Rosario (Hal), Mike Brick, Jeff Cotler, Nicholas Davies, Ronnie Densford, Georgi Irene, Tracy Justrich, David Larson, Eric Larson, Michelle Larson, Jerry Supiran, Eric Taslitz (Super Scouts)

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The Night the Cylons Landed – Part 1

Battlestar Galactica (original)It is learned that the Cylons have already infiltrated Earth, though by accident. Troy and Dillon race to the planet, only to discover that a Cylon centurion and a new breed of much more human-looking Cylon have arrived and found a perfect explanation for their presence – Halloween. Even with two mere Cylons on Earth, the human race faces the real possibilty of invasion and extinction…and they aren’t even aware of it.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.

Guest Cast: Wolfman Jack (Wolfman Jack), Peter Mark Richman (Colonel Briggs), William Daniels (Norman), Lara Parker (Shirley), Marj Dusay (Mildred), Val Bisoglio (Arnie), Bernie Hamilton (Cop), Heather Young (Star), Roger Davis (Andromus), Sheila de Windt (Stewardess), Rene Levant (1st Officer), Jed Mills (Cabbie), Ed Griffith (2nd Officer), Timothy O’Hagan (Karon), Rex Cutter (Centurion), Robert Lunny (Britton), Ken Lynch (Grover), John Finnegan (Oficer in trauma room), Herb Vigram (Pop), John Widlock (Chuck), Dan Ferrone (Police Sergeant), Alexander Petala (1st tough), Cosie Costa (2nd Tough), Tony Miratti (3rd tough), Louis Sardo (4th tough), Paul Tuerpe (Fireman), Chip Lucia (M.C.)

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The Night the Cylons Landed – Part 2

Battlestar Galactica (original)The Cylons, pretending to be indulging in the Halloween festivities, are en route to a radio station which they hope to use to signal the rest of the Cylon fleet. The invaders are also aware of the two Colonial pilots hot on their trail…but the people of Earth are still unaware of the danger in their own midst.

written by Glen A. Larson
directed by Barry Crane

Order the DVDsDownload this episodeGuest Cast: Wolfman Jack (Wolfman Jack), Peter Mark Richman (Colonel Briggs), William Daniels (Norman), Lara Parker (Shirley), Marj Dusay (Mildred), Val Bisoglio (Arnie), Bernie Hamilton (Cop), Heather Young (Star), Roger Davis (Andromus), Sheila de Windt (Stewardess), Rene Levant (1st Officer), Jed Mills (Cabbie), Ed Griffith (2nd Officer), Timothy O’Hagan (Karon), Rex Cutter (Centurion), Robert Lunny (Britton), Ken Lynch (Grover), John Finnegan (Oficer in trauma room), Herb Vigram (Pop), John Widlock (Chuck), Dan Ferrone (Police Sergeant), Alexander Petala (1st tough), Cosie Costa (2nd Tough), Tony Miratti (3rd tough), Louis Sardo (4th tough), Paul Tuerpe (Fireman), Chip Lucia (M.C.)

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Space Croppers

Battlestar Galactica (original)When a Cylon attack destroys the Colonial fleet’s food supply, the fugitives once again find themselves depending on Earth for their survival. Troy and Dillon disguise themselves and contact a beleaguered farmer whose livelihood hangs in the balance at the mercy of a developer who has more in mind for the land than agriculture. Though the farmer agrees to help Troy and Dillon, they may have to interfere with the land struggle in order to save the rest of the fleet.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Robert L. McCullough
directed by Daniel Haller

Guest Cast: Dana Elcar (John Steadman), Ana Alicia (Gloria Alonzo), Anna Navarro (Louise Alonzo), Bill Cort (Tren), Bill McKinney (Barrett), Ned Romero (Hector Alonzo), Booth Colman (Rogers), Joaquin Garay III (Chris Alonzo), Andy Jarrell (Maze), Phil Levien (Dante), Dennis Haysbert (The Creature), John Dancona (Foley), Gordon Haight (Deacon), Stefan Haves (Channon), Lance Mugleston (Pilot)

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The Return of Starbuck

Battlestar Galactica (original)Dr. Zee goes to Commander Adama with a far-fetched claim – he has had a dream about a man he has never met, a man named Starbuck. While Zee has never met him, Adama fondly recalls the ace pilot – and remembers the last time any of Galactica’s crew saw him. Isolated from the rest of the fleet during a Cylon raid and left behind, Starbuck crash-landed his Viper on a distant world, unable to repair the ship or contact his crewmates. Worse yet, the only company Starbuck found immediately on this planet was an equally stranded Cylon pilot. Buried in the desolate tale of Starbuck’s ultimate fate, Adama reveals, are Zee’s true origins as well.

Order the DVDsDownload this episodewritten by Glen A. Larson
directed by Ron Satlof

Guest Cast: Dirk Benedict (Starbuck), Judith Chapman (Angela), Rex Cutter (Cy), Ellen Gurkin (Girl on bridge), Gary Owens (voice of Cy)

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