Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 (1978 - 1979)

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Season 1
Battlestar Galactica

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Critic Ratings: 6

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User Ratings: 12
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 17, 1978
2
Air date: Sep 17, 1978
3
Air date: Sep 17, 1978
4
Air date: Sep 24, 1978
5
Air date: Oct 1, 1978
6
Air date: Oct 8, 1978
7
Air date: Oct 15, 1978
8
Air date: Oct 22, 1978
9
Air date: Oct 29, 1978
10
Air date: Nov 12, 1978
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Tv Season Info

The Twelve Colonies of Mankind have been destroyed and it is up to the last fighter carrier to search for planet Earth.

Cast

Lorne Greene
as Cdr. Adama
Richard Hatch
as Capt. Apollo
Dirk Benedict
as Lt. Starbuck
Herbert Jefferson Jr.
as Lt. Boomer
Maren Jensen
as Athena
John Colicos
as Count Baltar
Laurette Spang
as Cassiopeia
Terry Carter
as Col. Tigh
Tony Swartz
as Flight Sgt. Jolly
Ed Begley Jr.
as Ens. Greenbean
Bruce Wright
as Deck Hand
John Dullaghan
as Dr. Wilker
Norman Stuart
as Statesman
Chip Johnson
as Warrior #1
Leann Hunley
as Female Warrior #1
Jack Stauffer
as Lt. Bojay
Ted Hamaguchi
as Helmsman
Geoffrey Binney
as Warrior #2
David Matthau
as Operative
Ray Milland
as Sire Uri
Patrick Macnee
as Count Iblis
Jeff Mackay
as Cpl. Komma
Lloyd Bridges
as Cmdr. Cain
Rod Haase
as Tolan
Ron Kelly
as Security Officer Reese
Patti Brooks
as Tucana Singer
Sheila DeWindt
as Lt. Deitra
Carol Baxter
as Woman in Elevator
Junero Jennings
as Pegasus Officer
Denny Miller
as Ser Five Nine
Lesley Woods
as Aggie Moreland
Dan O'Herlihy
as Dr. Ravishol
Frank Marth
as Josh Moreland
Jennifer Joseph
as Female Warrior #2
Gay Thomas Wilson
as Female Warrior #3
Olan Soule
as Carmichael
Walt Davis
as Vickers
Paul LeClair
as 1st Guard
Larry Cedar
as Cadet Shields
Alex Rodine
as Lanceman
Alan Stock
as Cadet Cree
Fred Astaire
as Chameleon
Paul Fix
as Kronus
Ina Balin
as Siress Tinia
William Bryant
as Fire Chief Officer
Brock Peters
as Chief Opposer Solon
Lew Ayres
as President Adar
Jeff McKay
as Fire Engineer
Peter MacLean
as President Arends
Ana Alicia
as Aurora
John Fink
as Dr. Paye
Brett Somers
as Siress Belloby
Nick Holt
as Charka
Anne Jeffreys
as Siress Blassie
Ben Frank
as Chella/Riftis
David Larson
as Baby Walker
Randi Oakes
as Young Woman
Rex Cutter
as Red-Eye
Tasha Martel
as Adulteress
Jonathan Harris
as Voice of Spectre
Frank Ashmore
as Fleet Sgt. Ortega
John Hoyt
as Sire Domra
Nehemiah Persoff
as Supreme Commandant
James Parkes
as Mutineer #1
Leanne Hunley
as Female Warrior
Kirk Alyn
as Old Man
Cathey Paine
as Voice of CORA
Ken Lynch
as Dr. Hornng
Paula Victor
as Old Woman
Milt Jamin
as Alliance Member
Paul Tinder
as 5th Guard
Pamela Susan Shoop
as IFB Interviewer
Russ Marin
as Alliance Member
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Critic Reviews for Battlestar Galactica Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

In every way, then, Battlestar Galactica is a poor man's version of Star Wars - poor in every detail, including writing, pacing, characterization and, above all, imagination.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This spacebound wagon train, whose limits are readily apparent, is great fun. That is down to creator Glen A. Larson's keen nose for a story...

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Some good special effects, but with strictly tele-standard acting, straightforward space opera plot, grandiose sentiment and slushy love interest, it's really only meat for genre fans.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Often slides into soap opera... There's also very little sense that these people are the traumatised survivors of a holocaust. But the series still stands up surprising well.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's no identifiable vision, like in Stargate. It's just a mishmash of cultural references that actually make little coherent sense.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Battlestar Galactica: Season 1

  • Feb 24, 2019
    Holds up well even after multiple rewatches. Campy but engaging, and seldom forgets that serialized TV series are all about the characters. And what glorious characters we have here, James Colicos as an over the top baltar, managing to portray a true evil villain without getting campy. Dirk Bendict as the cigar chomping overconfident starbuck. Lorne Greene as the fatherly leader Adama. Charismatic patrick macnee as the mysterious count iblis. I could go on and on. The only downside is the heavy and obvious re-use of effects cuts.
  • Nov 22, 2018
    Yeah the Critics can suck an egg on this one.
  • Jun 02, 2018
    One of the most entertaining sf series on tv ever. witty dialogue, excellent cast and quality guest stars. fell away a bit in the last few episodes. fascinating ideas explored that no-one else has done before or since.

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