Galactica 1980

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  • 1980
  • 1 Season
  • 5.4  (4,009)

Galactica 1980 is a science fiction television series that aired in 1980 on UMS (Universal Media Studios). The show is a spin-off from its predecessor Battlestar Galactica that aired from 1978 to 1979. It follows the story of a group of humans who left their planet after it was destroyed by a race of machines called Cylons.

The series takes place 30 years after the events of Battlestar Galactica, and the main characters have returned to Earth – their ancestral home that they left centuries ago. They find that the planet is under the rule of advanced aliens who have prevented human intervention on Earth. Furthermore, the aliens have enslaved humanity, and they use them for experimentation on genetic advancement.

The show features a main cast of characters including Commander Adama (Lorne Greene), Captain Troy (Kent McCord), Lieutenant Dillon (Barry Van Dyke), Xavier (Richard Lynch), Red-Eye (Bill McKinney), and others. The main plotline of the story involves Commander Adama's mission to save humanity and rebuild their civilization on Earth.

Throughout the series, the characters must battle against the advanced aliens who resist their rebellion. They also search for ways to return to the lost colonies of humanity, which are located in different parts of the galaxy.

Galactica 1980 was known for its unique blend of science fiction and drama, and it brought new concepts to the genre. One of the most notable additions was the introduction of children to the show, which was not a common feature in science fiction television of that time.

The show's special effects and visual design were also notable, given that it was created over four decades ago. The technology presented in the show, such as the futuristic aircraft and weapons technology, was atypical for the time and added to the series' overall appeal.

However, the show was criticized for its lack of continuity with the original series – Battlestar Galactica. Many fans felt that the show's plotline was underdeveloped and did not pay proper tribute to the original show's story arc.

The series' short run of ten episodes also hampered its long-term success. Fans of the genre were disappointed that the show was not given the same opportunity as its predecessor to flesh out its story and characters.

Regardless of its criticisms, Galactica 1980 remains a unique and memorable addition to science fiction television history. It offered an intriguing and imaginative take on the concept of space travel and futuristic technology, and left viewers with a sense of awe and wonder.

In summary, Galactica 1980 is a captivating and exciting science fiction series that follows the story of humans battling aliens to save humanity and rebuild their civilization on Earth. Despite its inconsistencies with the original Battlestar Galactica series, the show brought a unique blend of drama and science fiction to the genre, highly advanced technology that at the time had never been seen before, and memorable performances by its cast. The show remains a significant piece of television history and continues to inspire new generations of science fiction enthusiasts.

Galactica 1980 is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on January 27, 1980.

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The Return of Starbuck
10. The Return of Starbuck
May 4, 1980
Dr. Zee tells Adama about a dream where he sees Starbuck, crashed on a distant planet, befriending an injured Cylon Centurion and a mysterious alien woman who gives birth to a baby boy.
Space Croppers
9. Space Croppers
April 27, 1980
Troy and Dillon form a partnership with an immigrant farmer to produce crops to feed the Galactica refugees after the Cylons destroy the fleet's agroships.
The Night the Cylons Landed, Part 2
8. The Night the Cylons Landed, Part 2
April 20, 1980
Still chasing the humanoid Cylon, Troy and Dillon track him to a radio station, where he tries to send a signal to his Basestar.
The Night the Cylons Landed, Part 1
7. The Night the Cylons Landed, Part 1
April 13, 1980
The Cylon Empire has built a new type of Cylon, a humanoid android; and when one of them survives a crash near New York City, Troy and Dillon must hunt the Cylon down.
6. Spaceball
March 30, 1980
While Troy and Dillon try to stop the renegade Xavier from altering Earth's history, the children from Galactica find themselves at a baseball camp for underprivileged children.
The Super Scouts, Part 2
5. The Super Scouts, Part 2
March 23, 1980
Troy, Dillon and the children all become involved in efforts to stop a chemical company from polluting a town's water supply.
The Super Scouts, Part 1
4. The Super Scouts, Part 1
March 16, 1980
When the Cylons launch a surprise attack on the fleet, Adama sends Troy and Dillon to take the children to Earth for their own safety.
Conquest of the Earth, Part 3
3. Conquest of the Earth, Part 3
February 10, 1980
Xavier goes back in time to change Earth's technology before Galactica arrived.
Conquest of the Earth, Part 2
2. Conquest of the Earth, Part 2
February 3, 1980
Troy and Dillon (with reporter Jamie along for the ride) are sent on a mission back through time to stop Xavier from giving technology to Adolph Hitler.
Conquest of the Earth, Part 1
1. Conquest of the Earth, Part 1
January 27, 1980
Thirty years after its voyage began, the Galactica finally nears Earth. However, they are dismayed to learn that Earth's technology is no match for the Cylons. Adama sends representatives ahead to Earth to secretly speed up the planet's technological development.
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Galactica 1980 is available for streaming on the UMS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Galactica 1980 on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    January 27, 1980
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (4,009)