Battlestar Galactica (1978)




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This feature-length movie is a re-edited version of the first few episodes of the TV series. The story line concerns a spaceship full of survivors of a doomed planet who are headed to the Earth. Led by Commander Adama (Lorne Greene), they encounter villainous robots, threatening their journey to find Earth.

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
MCA Universal Home Video


as Cmdr. Adama

as Capt. Apollo

as Lt. Starbuck

as Lt. Boomer

as Adar

as Count Baltar

as Cassiopea

as Dr. Page

as Col. Tighe

as Athena

as Lt. Jolly

as Ens. Greenbean

as Young Woman

as Statesman

as Bridge Officer

as Woman on Duty

as Operative

as Warrior

as Deck Hand

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

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

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


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

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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.

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.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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