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Battlestar Galactica (1978)




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Carrying survivors from a distant planet, the spaceship Galactica attempts to reach Earth. Along the way, however, Galactica's crew must battle a legion of enemy robots. This science-fiction adventure was edited together from the first and fifth episodes of the television series of the same name.

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Lorne Greene
as Cmdr. Adama
Richard Hatch
as Capt. Apollo
Dirk Benedict
as Lt. Starbuck
John Colicos
as Count Baltar
Laurette Spang
as Cassiopea
John Fink
as Dr. Page
Terry Carter
as Col. Tighe
Tony Swartz
as Lt. Jolly
Ed Begley Jr.
as Ens. Greenbean
Randi Oakes
as Young Woman
Norman Stuart
as Statesman
David Greenan
as Bridge Officer
Sarah Rush
as Woman on Duty
David Matthau
as Operative
Chip Johnson
as Warrior
Bruce Wright
as Deck Hand
Patrick Macnee
as Count Iblis
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Critic Reviews for Battlestar Galactica

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3)

Although evidently a rip-off - there were hints of Lucas even taking the matter to the courts - this spacebound wagon train, whose limits are readily apparent, is great fun.

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

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.

November 17, 2014 | Full Review…

With strictly tele-standard acting, straightforward space opera plot, grandiose sentiment and slushy love interest, it's really only meat for genre fans.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

...delivered the high-concept space-action required at the time...

March 7, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This film manages to fail on every level.

September 20, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie evinces a complete lack of imagination. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Battlestar Galactica


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
Aj V

Super Reviewer


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

John Manard
John Manard

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
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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