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== Events ==
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* In "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]]", Colonel [[Briggs]] asks if the landing of the [[A-B Raider|unidentified craft]] is another [[w:Skylab|Skylab]] incident. However, this proven to not be the case.
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* In the same episode, [[Butler]] asks Briggs if the incident is a repeat of the incident with the Russian satellite that crashed in Canada. While not specifically named, he is referring to the Cosmos 954 Satellite Crash on January 24, 1978, a nuclear powered Soviet Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite that crashed in the Great Slave Lake area of the Northwest Territories.<ref>{{cite_web|url=http://www.hackcanada.com/canadian/other/cosmos954.html|title=Cosmos 954 Satellite Crash: Nuclear Satellite Crashes in Our Backyard|date=|accessdate=6 January 2007|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref>
  
 
== Literature ==
 
== Literature ==
  
* [[Stockwell]]'s passphrase to the [[Unnamed characters (1980)#Resistance Leader|resistance leader]] references the book ''[[w:The Moon and Sixpence|The Moon and Sixpence]]'' ([[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II]]).
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* [[Stockwell]]'s passphrase to the [[Unnamed characters (1980)#Resistance Leader|resistance leader]] references the book ''[[w:The Moon and Sixpence|The Moon and Sixpence]]'' ([[1980]]: "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II]]").
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* A young boy, [[Tommy]], is dressed up as the character [[w:Raggedy Andy|Raggedy Andy]] from the ''[[w:Raggedy Ann|Raggedy Ann]]'' book series ([[1980]]: "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II]]").
  
 
== Movies ==
 
== Movies ==
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===''[[w:The Day the Earth Stood Still|The Day the Earth Stood Still]]''===
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* [[Troy (1980)|Troy]]'s leaving a revised, but incomplete formula about nuclear degeneration on Dr. [[Donald Mortinson]]'s computer is a nod to this movie ([[1980]]: "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I]]").
  
 
===''[[wikipedia:Earthquake (film)|Earthquake]]''===
 
===''[[wikipedia:Earthquake (film)|Earthquake]]''===
*Scenes of the city being devastated by the earthquake were used to show the Cylon attack on Earth in ''[[Galactica 1980]]'', which were overlaid with special effects of Cylon attack scenes from the [[Original Series]] ([[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I]]).
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*Scenes of the city being devastated by the earthquake were used to show the Cylon attack on Earth in ''[[Galactica 1980]]'', which were overlaid with special effects of Cylon attack scenes from the [[Original Series]] ([[1980]]: "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I]]").
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===''[[w:Invasion of the Body Snatchers|Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]''===
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* In both parts of "[[The Super Scouts, Part I|The Super Scouts]]", [[Collins]] tells [[Paradise Valley Sheriff|the sheriff]] that he believes the aliens have taken over the [[Super Scouts|kids]] bodies, referring to this movie indirectly.
  
 
===''[[w:This Island Earth|This Island Earth]]''===
 
===''[[w:This Island Earth|This Island Earth]]''===
  
* [[Troy (1980)|Troy]], [[Dillon]] and the [[Super Scouts]] are watching an old science fiction movie called ''This Island Earth'', many of them noting that the mutant alien looks like a [[Gorkon]] ([[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]]).
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* [[Troy (1980)|Troy]], [[Dillon]] and the [[Super Scouts]] are watching an old science fiction movie called ''This Island Earth'', many of them noting that the mutant alien looks like a [[Gorkon]] ([[1980]]: "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]]").
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===[[wikipedia:Silent Running|Silent Running]]===
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* Same reference in [[References_in_the_Original_Series#Silent_Running|References in the Original Series]]
  
 
== Music ==
 
== Music ==
  
 
* [[w:Billy Joel|Billy Joel]]'s "[[w:My Life (Billy Joel song)|My Life]]" is featured twice in the series:
 
* [[w:Billy Joel|Billy Joel]]'s "[[w:My Life (Billy Joel song)|My Life]]" is featured twice in the series:
** In "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I]]", the song is playing on the radio in [[Jamie Hamilton]]'s car as she pulls up to the [[Places on Earth#gas station.  
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** In "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I]]", the song is playing on the radio in [[Jamie Hamilton]]'s car as she pulls up to the [[Places on Earth (1980)#Oak's Garage|gas station]].  
 
** In "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II]]", the song is beginning to play in the background at the [[WQSL]] radio station, as [[Andromus]] comments that humans are unimportant to a truly efficient society.
 
** In "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II]]", the song is beginning to play in the background at the [[WQSL]] radio station, as [[Andromus]] comments that humans are unimportant to a truly efficient society.
* [[w:Fleetwood Mac|Fleetwood Mac]]'s song, "[[w:Don't Stop|Don't Stop]]", is playing on a radio in the background as [[Xaviar]] interrogates a [[newsboy]] in "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III]]".
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* [[w:Fleetwood Mac|Fleetwood Mac]]'s song "[[w:Don't Stop|Don't Stop]]" is playing on a radio in the background as [[Xaviar]] interrogates a [[newsboy]] in "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III]]".
 
* [[w:Linda Rondstat|Linda Rondstat]]'s version of "[[w:That'll Be the Day|That'll Be the Day]]" plays in the background as [[Wolfman Jack]], [[Andromus]] and [[Centuri]] walk through the halls of the radio station in "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II]]".
 
* [[w:Linda Rondstat|Linda Rondstat]]'s version of "[[w:That'll Be the Day|That'll Be the Day]]" plays in the background as [[Wolfman Jack]], [[Andromus]] and [[Centuri]] walk through the halls of the radio station in "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II]]".
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* The song introduced by [[Wolfman Jack]] on the radio in [[Norman Blore]]'s car is "[[w:Disco Inferno (The Trammps song)|Disco Inferno]]" by [[w:The Trammps|The Trammps]], which was made popular by ''[[w:Saturday Night Fever|Saturday Night Fever]]'' ([[1980]]: "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]]").
  
 
== Television ==
 
== Television ==
  
* A broadcast with [[w:Rod Serling|Rod Serling]] introducing an episode of ''[[w:Night Gallery|Night Gallery]]'' is seen on [[Doctor Zee]]'s monitors in "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I]]".
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=== [[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I]] ===
* In another broadcast, an episode of ''[[w:Woody Woodpecker|Woody Woodpecker]]'' can be seen (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I).
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* When [[Jamie Hamilton]] introduces herself to Major [[Stockwell]], who has ejected from his B-17 bomber, as an American, he sarcastically replies that he's [[w:Bugs Bunny|Bugs Bunny]] ([[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II]]).  
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* A broadcast with [[w:Rod Serling|Rod Serling]] introducing an episode of ''[[w:Night Gallery|Night Gallery]]'' is seen on [[Doctor Zee]]'s monitors.
* [[w:Scooby Doo|Scooby Doo]] can be seen in a play that [[Dillon]] and [[Troy (1980)|Troy]] happen across as they endeavor to avoid the [[w:NYPD|NYPD]] in "[[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II]]".
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* In another broadcast snippet, an episode of ''[[w:Woody Woodpecker|Woody Woodpecker]]'' can be seen.
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=== [[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II]] ===
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* When [[Jamie Hamilton]] introduces herself to Major [[Stockwell]], who has ejected from his B-17 bomber, as an American, he sarcastically replies that he is [[w:Bugs Bunny|Bugs Bunny]] ([[1980]]: "[[Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II]]").
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=== [[The Super Scouts, Part I]] ===
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* After Troy and Dillon use the flying feature on their [[turbine]]s, the senior highway patrol officer references ''[[w:CHiPs|CHiPs]]'' in his comments.
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=== [[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I]] ===
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* Troy mentions that the names for the pre-paid tickets are "Jones and Smith", aliases that Hamilton had suggested they'd use since the names of Troy and Dillon are known to Earth's authorities. This is a likely reference for the show ''[[w:Alias Smith and Jones|Alias Smith and Jones]]'', one of writer and creator [[Glen Larson]]'s first television shows. Coincidentally, [[Roger Davis]] ([[Andromus]]) had narrated and acted on the series as a series regular.  
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=== [[The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II]] ===
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* [[w:Scooby Doo|Scooby Doo]] can be seen in a play that [[Dillon]] and [[Troy (1980)|Troy]] happen across as they endeavor to avoid the [[w:NYPD|NYPD]].
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=== General ===
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* The opening shot of Earth, notably with the Earth in half-shadow and to the left of the screen, is footage from ''[[w:Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series)|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century]]''.
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== Other ==
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* In "[[Spaceball]]", [[Hal Fredricks]] references the board game ''[[w:Monopoly (game)|Monopoly]]'' after Mr. [[Brooks]] makes it clear to [[Jamie Hamilton]] that she's to head directly to [[Billy Eheres]]' [[Casey's Camp|camp]].
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== References ==
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Events

  • In "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I", Colonel Briggs asks if the landing of the unidentified craft is another Skylab incident. However, this proven to not be the case.
  • In the same episode, Butler asks Briggs if the incident is a repeat of the incident with the Russian satellite that crashed in Canada. While not specifically named, he is referring to the Cosmos 954 Satellite Crash on January 24, 1978, a nuclear powered Soviet Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite that crashed in the Great Slave Lake area of the Northwest Territories.[1]

Literature

Movies

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Earthquake

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

This Island Earth

Silent Running

Music

Television

Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I

Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II

The Super Scouts, Part I

  • After Troy and Dillon use the flying feature on their turbines, the senior highway patrol officer references CHiPs in his comments.

The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I

  • Troy mentions that the names for the pre-paid tickets are "Jones and Smith", aliases that Hamilton had suggested they'd use since the names of Troy and Dillon are known to Earth's authorities. This is a likely reference for the show Alias Smith and Jones, one of writer and creator Glen Larson's first television shows. Coincidentally, Roger Davis (Andromus) had narrated and acted on the series as a series regular.

The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II

General

Other

References