Battlestar Galactica, 1978

The show that started a world wide phenomenon that is still as popular today as when it first came out!

I was an impressionable young fourteen year old kid when this came out.  I remember lying on the floor, hands in cheeks just awe inspired by the amazing show I was watching.  The first episode had me hooked and I wanted to be Starbuck or Apollo!

I loved the show so much that I even bought (through mail order at the time) an official warriors jacket from California!  Wish I still had that today!!

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The Show :  The leaders of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are making plans to sign a peace treaty with their mortal enemies, the Cylon Empire. On the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy most of the Colonies and their entire fleet. Under the command of Commander Adama, the battlestar Galactica leads the remaining Colonial ships into space and seeks out a lost thirteenth colony, which turns out to be Earth. Along the way, the Colonials encounter various races (both friendly and hostile), the legendary human warrior Commander Cain, and the planet Kobol, the motherworld of all the Colonies. All the while, the Cylons – under the command of human traitor Count Baltar – closely pursue this fugitive fleet across the universe.

Fan Sites : There are a lot of sites devoted to this show with fans all over the world.  Below are just a few (click the image to go there);

Battlestar Galactica on Facebook.  Boasting over a million likes this page is devoted to All BSG not just the classic 78 series.  It even has all the off shoot shows like Caprica and Blood & Chrome etc.

 

Battlestar Galactica (Classic) on Facebook.  Now this page is devoted to the classic series and boasts over twenty four thousand likes.  This page is made as tribute to the show.

 

Below is the official web site of Battlestar Galactica

 

 

Production companies :

  • Glen A. Larson Productions
  • Universal Television

Series Cast;
Richard Hatch … Capt. Apollo (22 episodes, 1978-1979)

Dirk Benedict … Lt. Starbuck (22 episodes, 1978-1979)

Lorne Greene … Commander Adama / … (22 episodes, 1978-1979)

Herbert Jefferson Jr. … Lt. Boomer (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Colicos … Baltar (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Maren Jensen … Athena (22 episodes, 1978-1979)

Noah Hathaway … Boxey (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Laurette Spang … Cassiopeia (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tony Swartz … Flight Sgt. Jolly / … (22 episodes, 1978-1979)

Terry Carter … Colonel Tigh (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Greenan … Omega / … (19 episodes, 1978-1979)

Patrick Macnee … Opening Credit Announcer / … (14 episodes, 1978-1979)

Anne Lockhart … Sheba (12 episodes, 1978-1979)

Sarah Rush … Flight Cpl. Rigel / … (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Felix Silla … Lucifer (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Jonathan Harris … Lucifer (9 episodes, 1978-1979)

Ed Begley Jr. … Flight Sgt. Greenbean / … (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bruce Wright … Guard / … (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
George Murdock … Dr. Salik (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
John Dullaghan … Dr. Wilker (5 episodes, 1979)

Larry Manetti … Giles (5 episodes, 1978)

Jane Seymour … Serina (4 episodes, 1978)
Norman Stuart … 2nd Statesman / … (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Paul Coufos … Pilot / … (4 episodes, 1978-1979)

Leann Hunley … 1st Girl Warrior / … (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jack Stauffer … Lieutenant Bojay / … (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Janet Julian … Lt. Brie (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lance LeGault … Maga / … (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jeff MacKay … 2nd Crewman / … (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Chip Johnson … 1st Warrior / … (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lew Ayres … President Adar (2 episodes, 1978)
Wilfrid Hyde-White … Anton / … (2 episodes, 1978)

Roy Thinnes … Croft (2 episodes, 1978)

James Olson … Thane (2 episodes, 1978)
John Williams … Sire Montrose (2 episodes, 1979)
Christine Belford … Leda (2 episodes, 1978)
John Fink … Dr. Paye / … (2 episodes, 1978)
Rod Haase … Tolan (2 episodes, 1978)
Sheila Wills … Lieutenant Deitra (2 episodes, 1978)

Lloyd Bridges … Commander Cain (2 episodes, 1978)
Richard Lynch … Wolfe (2 episodes, 1978)

Robert Feero … Bora (2 episodes, 1979)

Ray Milland … Sire Uri (2 episodes, 1978)
Denny Miller … Ser 5-9 (2 episodes, 1978)

Anthony De Longis … Taba (2 episodes, 1979)

Britt Ekland … Tenna (2 episodes, 1978)

Rick Springfield … Lieutenant Zac (2 episodes, 1978)
Lloyd Bochner … Commandant Leiter (2 episodes, 1979)
Randi Oakes … Young Taurus woman / … (2 episodes, 1978)
Ted Hamaguchi … 3rd Crewman / … (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Alan Stock … Cadet Cree (2 episodes, 1978)
Curtis Credel … Haals (2 episodes, 1978)
Jennifer Joseph … 2nd Girl Warrior (2 episodes, 1978)
Frank Parker … Zed (2 episodes, 1979)
Patricia Stich … Zara (2 episodes, 1979)
Janet Lynn Curtis … Sorrell (2 episodes, 1978)
Olan Soule … Carmichael (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
David Matthau … Operative (2 episodes, 1978)
Ron Kelly … Security Officer Reese (2 episodes, 1979)

Alex Hyde-White … Cadet Bow / … (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Geoffrey Binney … 2nd Warrior / … (2 episodes, 1978)
Paul LeClair … 1st Guard / … (2 episodes, 1979)
Walt Davis … Vickers (2 episodes, 1978)
Murray Matheson … Specter / … (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Carol Baxter … Macy / … (2 episodes, 1978)
Millicent Crisp … 3rd Girl Warrior / … (2 episodes, 1978)
John Holland … Waiter (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dick Durock … Imperious Leader (2 episodes, 1978)
Myrna Matthews … Space Angel (2 episodes, 1978)
Marti McCall … Space Angel (2 episodes, 1978)
Carolyn Willis … Space Angel (2 episodes, 1978)

Article Sources : Battlestar Galactica.Com, IMDB, Facebook pages, youtube and my own recollections.