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Welcome to my Battlestar Galactica fan page!  Here you will find information on the classic original Battlestar Galactica series, its short-lived sequel Galactica 1980 and the new sci-fi channel mini-series (and soon to be complete series) which has split opinion in the fan community between those who hate it and those who REALLY hate it. (just kidding - there are also those like me who enjoyed it...) Anyway, more on all that later.  Let's for the time being concern ourselves with those who believe life here began out there...
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1978)
The show that started it all!  Billed as TV's most expensive series EVER, it premiered on US screens on 17th September 1978 and two years later on UK TV.  The show announced itself as a phenomenon, and with a first episode that featured the virtual destruction of the human race there were few who could argue against its ambitions.
These were not, however, the Earth-based space explorers of sci-fi shows such as Star Trek but rather humans living in a distant part of the universe a la Star Wars.  In this particular galaxy far, far away, the 12 Colonial tribes of man unite to sign a peace treaty with a robot race known as "Cylons" with whom they have waged a bitter war for over 1000 years.
But the "truce" is just part of a Cylon trap which, once sprung, results in the annihilation of the humans' home planets and the destruction of all but one of their "Battlestars" (giant ships similar in form and function to space-bound aircraft carriers).
This one remaining Battlestar, known as "Galactica" leads a caravan of some 220 ships (the only survivors of the holocaust) to the safe haven of mankind's 13th Colony - Earth.  But, of course, the Cylons are already in hot pursuit....
As far as sci-fi ideas go, it's a very compelling one and it enjoyed brief success with its 24 hour-long episodes being greeted by a receptive audience.  However, critics were fairly harsh on its exuberance and naivety and the punishing production schedule and huge budget made a second series in the same format impossible....
FURTHER INFORMATION
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CLICK FOR INFORMATION ON CHARACTERS AND THE CAST (INCLUDING RECENT PICTURES!)
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