It’s been 40 years since one of the most expensive and ambitious shows in television history first debuted on the ABC network. Although initially thought of as TV’s answer to STAR WARS due to its visual similarities (and having the same special effects team), BATTLESTAR GALACTICA has since proven to be a totally unique epic franchise, particularly when considering the now-legendary re-imagined series.
The story involves ancestors of the human race fleeing total annihilation after their home planets are destroyed by a relentless race of robots called Cylons. They must travel with limited resources across uncharted space in search of a mythical planet known as Earth.
This is the feature length pilot that started it all back in 1978. Get ready for fierce space battles, a love triangle, huge explosions, a casino planet, disco aliens, a robot daggit, and much, much more!
STARRING: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Jane Seymour, Ray Milland, Rick Springfield