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24
The Hand of God
1979-04-29
After a lengthy time, the Cylons are back with a basestar that looks to block the Galactica's path. Tired of running, Adama decides to go on the offensive and concocts a plan to attack and destroy the looming Cylon menace.

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23
Take the Celestra
1979-04-01
When Starbuck enlists Apollo's aid in rekindling an old flame, their personal mission becomes embroiled in a life-or-death struggle for control of a battle-star ruled by the iron-fisted Commander Kronus. In "Take the Celestra,?

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22
Experiment in Terra
1979-03-18
Apollo has a routine patrol interrupted and finds himself on a strange world where he is treated as if he is an entirely different person. Even as he wonders whether this world is the Earth the fleet has been searching for, Apollo tries to stop an all out war between rival factions that would destroy much of the population.

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21
Baltar's Escape
1979-03-11
Baltar, with the help of fellow prisoners, organizes a takeover of the prison barge with the idea of fleeing the Galactica and taking personal revenge in the process.

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20
Greetings from Earth: Part 2
1979-02-25
Starbuck, Apollo and Sheba take the people from the sleeper ship to the planet they were heading, a farming planet. Once they arrive they find themselves with a new threat called the Eastern Alliance, a Nazi like society who is intent on destroying them.

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19
Greetings from Earth: Part 1
1979-02-25
While on patrol Apollo and Starbuck find a primitive ships carrying a family of a man, woman and 4 children. Speculation soon spread around the fleet that the mysterious people they have found are from Earth but is that who they really are?

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18
Murder on the Rising Star
1979-02-18
After a popular sporting event one of the members in the team Starbuck was playing and his main rival is found dead. Starbuck is the main suspect and Apollo is the only one who believes him and must prove his is innocent.

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17
The Man with Nine Lives
1979-01-28
Starbuck meets an old man who is a con artist called Chameleon who convinces Starbuck that he is his father. Apollo soon learns that he is not telling the truth but only using Starbuck to avoid a trio of bloodthirsty Borellians who want him dead.

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16
War of the Gods: Part 2
1979-01-21
Count Iblis continues to gain popularity with the Council for delivering Baltar to them. Adama continues to think there is more to him that what he is telling them.

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15
War of the Gods: Part 1
1979-01-14
The fleet is attacked by glowing lights, which are traveling past them much faster than they can follow. Apollo, Starbuck and Sheba find the remains of a spaceship.

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14
Fire in Space
1978-12-17
After a Cylon kamikaze attack on the Galactica, it is burning in space. Their is no way to extinguish the fire that has already killed many and has left Boomer, Athena, Boxey and many others trapped in the rec room.

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13
The Living Legend: Part 2
1978-12-03
The commander of the Pegasus, Commander Cain makes the Galactica join in on a full out attack against the Cylons. Adama is unsure about it because he believes the plan to be a suicide mission and will destroy the lives of the entire fleet.

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12
The Living Legend: Part 1
1978-11-26
On a patrol Starbuck and Apollo are amazed to discover that the Battlestar Pegasus which they assumed was destroyed. The Pegasus is commanded by Commander Cain who is a living legend for many people in the fleet.

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11
The Young Lords
1978-11-19
When Starbuck crash lands on the planet Atilla, where the Cylon's have destroyed all humans except for several children. The children hunt the Cylon's as warriors in order to free their father who the Cylon's hold in their fort.

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10
The Magnificent Warriors
1978-11-12
After a Cylon attack much of the fleets food supply was destroyed so they must find a planet in which to trade. They land on a farming planet which is plagued by small pig like animals called Borays.

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9
The Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 2
1978-10-29
The team of commandos which include several prisoners land on the planet in order to destroy the cannon. The get help from a group of people that serve the Cylon's in order to help destroy.

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8
The Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 1
1978-10-22
While on a patrol, Viper pilots notice a giant pulsar cannon at a Cylon outpost. Adama realizes that Baltar is trying to lure the Galactica into a trap, so Adama sends a team of commandos down to the planet to destroy it.

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7
The Long Patrol
1978-10-15
The team on the Galactica build a new ultra fast but unarmed Viper to do long recon. Starbuck volunteers to take the mission.

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6
The Lost Warrior
1978-10-08
Apollo's ship is damaged and he is forced to land on a Baron farming planet. A young boy finds him and he is then taken to a farm house where he spends the next few days with the boy and his mother.

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5
The Lost Planet of the Gods: Part 2
1978-10-01
Adama continues to lead the rag-tag rebel fleet towards the planet Kobol where he hopes to find clues on how to reach earth. Starbuck is captured by the Cylons in order to force a truce plot by Baltar who is now working for the Cylon's.

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The Lost Planet of the Gods: Part 1
1978-09-24
Starbuck and Apollo when on patrol discover a huge void in space. Adama wishes to go through it as he remembers in an ancient book it says it is on the way to earth.

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Battlestar Galactica: Part 3
1978-09-17
Most of the fleet's population, along with the Viper pilots, relax at the casino on Carillon. Adama thinks that the Cylons are using Carillon as a trap and suspects an imminent attack but none of the council members believe him.

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Battlestar Galactica: Part 2
1978-09-17
The fleet stops on the planet Carillon to pick up supplies and fuel so they can continue on their journey. Adama thinks something is wrong and a newly elected Council member seize power from Adama.

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1
Battlestar Galactica: Part 1
1978-09-17
The Cylons arrange a meeting for the purpose of making a truce but little do the humans know that the Cylons wish to destroy them. By the time they work it out it is to late.

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Battlestar Galactica Classic, aired from 1978 to 1979, is a profound American space opera television series produced by Glen A. Larson. The sensational series was broadcasted on the ABC network and garnered immense popularity during its short run, establishing an enduring legacy.

The lead roles took flight with a stellar cast comprising of reputed Hollywood actors, including Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, John Colicos, Maren Jensen, Noah Hathaway, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Tony Swartz, Laurette Spang-McCook, Terry Carter, and other notable artists. Their performances imbued the show with a unique blend of drama, action and adventure.

Set in a staggeringly distant star system, the adventure unfolds into a saga between humans, residing on a series of planets known as the Twelve Colonies, and their adversaries- the cybernetic Cylon race. The storyline, intricately weaved, progresses with the Cylons launching a devastating surprise attack on the human colonies, leaving their civilization in ruins. The survivors, under the leadership of Commander Adama (Lorne Greene), embark on an arduous journey through the cosmos to find the mythic 13th colony known as Earth.

Richard Hatch essays the role of Captain Apollo, Commander Adama’s son, a Viper pilot with sterling leadership qualities. Opposite him is Dirk Benedict's Starbuck, a charming fighter pilot notorious for his playfulness and nonchalance. His friendship and camaraderie with Apollo provide a refreshing dynamic to the plot. Playing Lieutenant Athena, Maren Jensen adds grace to the often fierce and robust environment of the Galactica ship.

The show is renowned for its epic narrative, solid character development, and compelling dramatic tension. It's a space opera that encapsulates the struggle between two vastly different species and their quest for survival and dominance. The well-balanced mix of personal drama, political disputes, thrilling battles, and exploration of new worlds makes it a highly engaging watch.

The visual effects in Battlestar Galactica Classic was revolutionary for its time. The gripping spaceship battles, colorful laser bursts and the intricate designs of the Galactica and Colonial Vipers adds a dash of mesmerizing space spectacle, making it ahead of its time regarding technical finesse.

Aside from the impressive visual effects and storyline, the show is also known for its unique character-driven plots. Each episode takes the viewers deeper into the characters' lives, contributing to an impressive universe which spans across profound philosophical and ethical dilemmas, sublime romantic arcs and grueling personal tragedies.

More than the conventional good vs evil, the series' strength also lies in the exploration of the complicated labyrinth of politics and morality intertwined with the human spirit of survival against diminishing odds. The opposing perspectives of Commander Adama and his counterpart, the treacherous Cylon leader played by John Colicos stimulate a nuanced conflict, which forms the heart of the series.

Furthermore, the series includes an extensive guest list of established actors like Jane Seymour, Ed Begley Jr., Patrick Macnee, Lloyd Bochner, Lance LeGault, George Murdock, Fred Astaire, and others. Their nuanced performances further enriched the narrative and diversified the character palette.

Together with a hypnotic original score, the show promised an immersive experience that fascinated and touched the core of many viewers. Despite a brief run of only one-year, Battlestar Galactica Classic left a significant imprint on the science-fiction genre and developed a fan base that stands strong to this date.

In retrospect, Battlestar Galactica Classic is a riveting space adventure filled with drama, action, and discovery. The compelling characters, captivating plots, infuriating intrigues, and an overarching narrative of survival makes it a prominent staple in the nostalgic diet of classic television. Its lasting impression has even inspired a reboot series, extending its timeless tale to new generations. It is truly, a classic gem in the vast universe of television series.

Battlestar Galactica Classic is a series categorized as a canceled. Spanning 2 seasons with a total of 32 episodes, the show debuted on 1978. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 7.2.

Channel
ABC
Rating
7.2/10
Cast
Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herb Jefferson Jr., John Colicos, Maren Jensen, Noah Hathaway, Laurette Spang, Tony Swartz, Terry Carter, David Greenan, Anne Lockhart, Sarah Rush, Felix Silla, Jonathan Harris
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