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Science Fiction
FIRST TELECAST: September 17, 1978
LAST TELECAST: August 17, 1980
MUSIC: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Battlestar Galactica was the most highly publicized new series of the fall 1978 schedule. Reported to have cost one million dollars per hour to produce -- the highest budget ever for a regular series -- it used spectacular special effects to depict a mighty life and death struggle between the forces of good and evil in outer space, thousands of years in the future. Lasers flashed, majestic spaceships lumbered through deep space, and dashing, caped heroes fought half-human, half-robot villians for no less than the survival of mankind. If this sounds like a copy of the movie Star Wars, it was. Battlestar Galactica was such a literal imitation of Star Wars that the producers of the movie sued ABC for "stealing" their film. Part of the similarity lay in the special effects, such as laser battles and closeups of the spacecraft, which were created by John Dykstra, the same man who worked on Star Wars. The setting was the seventh millennium, . Galactica was the only surviving battlestar after a surprise attack by the evil Cylons, aided by the treacherous Count Baltar (John Colicos), had shattered the interplanetary peace and wiped out most of humankind. Now the Cylons were pursuing Galactica and her attendant fleet of 220 smaller spacecraft as they sped through space toward a last refuge, a distant, unknown planet called Earth. Commanding the mile-wide Galactica was the stoic, silver haired Adama (Lorne Greene). His son Capt. Apollo (Richard Hatch) led Galactica's fighter squadron (another son was killed off by the Cylons in the premiere). Lt. Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) was his ace pilot, as well as a smooth-talking con artist and ladies' man. Muffit was the mechanical canine daggit. Many other characters came and went from the large cast, including the singing Anroid Sisters, who entertained with two sets of mouths apiece, in a surrealistic outer-space bar peopled by oddly shaped creatures from other civilizations (remember that scene from Star Wars ?). Despite the hype, the audience for Galactica declined sharply, until eventually only the kids were left watching. It left the air after a single season, then returned in early 1980 retitled Galactica 1980. Buy this series on DVD at

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