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Battlestar Galactica (1978)

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Carrying survivors from a distant planet, the spaceship Galactica attempts to reach Earth. Along the way, however, Galactica's crew must battle a legion of enemy robots. This science-fiction adventure was edited together from the first and fifth episodes of the television series of the same name.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Television, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard A. Colla, Glen A. Larson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 8, 1999
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Lorne Greene
as Cmdr. Adama
Richard Hatch
as Capt. Apollo
Dirk Benedict
as Lt. Starbuck
John Colicos
as Count Baltar
Laurette Spang
as Cassiopea
John Fink
as Dr. Page
Terry Carter
as Col. Tighe
Tony Swartz
as Lt. Jolly
Ed Begley Jr.
as Ens. Greenbean
Randi Oakes
as Young Woman
Norman Stuart
as Statesman
David Greenan
as Bridge Officer
Sarah Rush
as Woman on Duty
David Matthau
as Operative
Chip Johnson
as Warrior
Bruce Wright
as Deck Hand
Patrick Macnee
as Count Iblis
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Critic Reviews for Battlestar Galactica

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

Richard A. Colla directed, and Robert L. Kimble led the team of editors faced with the impossible task of carving a masterpiece out of a monstrosity. What they got is a monumental turkey - and just in time for Thanksgiving.

Full Review… | November 17, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

With strictly tele-standard acting, straightforward space opera plot, grandiose sentiment and slushy love interest, it's really only meat for genre fans.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Money shows, but pace and acting suffer.

February 24, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

A Star Wars clone for the boob tube crowd that never quite captured the imagination or originality that an ambitious sci-fi showcase should exude so effortlessly.

May 22, 2003
Movie Eye

High concept, low budget. Not looking forward to the SciFi channel 'reinterpretation'.

February 24, 2003
MovieCrypt.com

The plot is as old as it gets and merely serves to get a group of people aimlessly lost in space.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Audience Reviews for Battlestar Galactica

½

Just finished watching all 24 episodes of the original series. What a fun ride down memory lane. Was a great time.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

This is the film which started the classic TV series. In fact, it may have been better to leave it as a film, or film series, and not gone to TV, but that's just my opinion. I really liked this movie, it's exciting, fun, and a sometimes unintentionally very funny. It's not a fantastic movie, but I enjoy it.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

This bored me to tears. I could never get into the movie or the television series. It had a superb theme song, great ships, awesome Cylons, and a neato robot dog, but the human characters were dull; I didn't like any of them. The insectoid Ovions were cool when they were cocooning the people in the basement of the casino.

YosemiteSamFan
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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