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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