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Places on Earth (1980)

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This is a list of locations on Earth that are visited by the Warriors in Galactica 1980.

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Germany

Peenemünde

Peenemünde is the location of a weapons research and test facility where Xaviar works on adapting Colonial technology to the Germans' V-2 rockets.

With Major Stockwell, Troy, Dillon and Jamie Hamilton manage to thwart the Nazis' V-2 program and Xaviar's attempt to help the Germans win World War II (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

In the non-canonical Galactica Discovers Earth novelization, the events that occur in Peenemünde occur in Obersalzberg.

For more information, see: Peenemünde at Wikipedia.

Smite's Buchhandlung

The outside of the bookstore where Stockwell's contact is (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

Smite's Buchhandlung is a bookstore owned by Smite, Major Stockwell's contact from the local German resistance effort. Major Stockwell's initial passphrase makes a reference to a book, although this turns out to be a false password as an attempt by Stockwell to indicate that he was under duress. The Gestapo later storm the bookshop and take Smite, his compatriots, and the Jeiwsh girl the Galacticans earlier saved and sent them to a train station where they would be shipped out to nearby concentration camps (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

United States of America

California

Griffith Park Observatory

Troy, Dillon and the Super Scouts go here after visiting a local movie theater that screened a 1955 movie, This Island Earth. The Scouts see a foucault pendulum and later listen (and comment) on a presentation presented by a tour guide named Marcy.

Troy and Dillon talk to Jamie Hamilton in the scope room of this observatory regarding the unpowered craft heading toward Earth, which isn't a Colonial craft as originally assumed (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

Home Furnishings

Dillon crashes Dr. Mortinson's car into the building (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

Dillon crashes into his building to end a hopeless car case caused by the United Broadcasting Company's Mr. Brooks. After crashing Donald Mortinson's car into the store front of this building, Troy, Dillon and Jamie Hamilton make good on their escape using the invisibility field (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

Los Angeles International Airport

Main article: Los Angeles International Airport

Troy and Dillon travel to this airport to get a flight to New York to intercept a craft not of Earth. They get acquainted with the concept of "hijacking", "smoking or non-smoking" and "metal detectors" here (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

Maggies Truck Heaven

The front of Maggies Truck Heaven.

After thwarting Xaviar in 1944, Troy and Dillon drop off Hamilton at this diner, which doesn't accept personal checks. It is here that they damage a jukebox with their laser pistols and discover that they are all wanted fugitives (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

Mortinson's House

Dr. Donald Mortinson's house on a cliff.

After meeting Xaviar at the United Broadcasting Company's main building, Mortinson brings Xaviar back to his house, residing on a cliff overlooking a California beach. The house has a study with a book on history, which Xaviar takes in order to further his plans of advancing Earth's technology (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

Oak's Garage

The trio first meet outside this garage (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").

Troy and Dillon meet Jamie Hamilton outside this garage and gas station, where they manage to convince her to give them a ride to the Pacific Institute of Technology. Hamilton does so, clearly impressed that they are going to meet the reclusive Dr. Donald Mortinson (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").

Police Station

After being captured by a security guard at the Pacific Institute of Technology, Troy and Dillon are brought to a police station, where they are booked by Sergeant James and fellow officer Dobin. However, they make good on their escape from the holding pen, using their handy invisibility field (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").

At day's end, Dr. Donald Mortinson fulfills his agreement to meet Jamie Hamilton in front of the police station, where the two Warriors appear and introduce themselves to Mortinson. They leave the front of this station in a vain attempt to talk to Mortinson quietly (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

San Angelo Mountains

Troy, Dillon, and John Stockton make their way up to a peak of this mountain near an old U.S. Nike base in order to obtain advanced medical attention from the Galactican Fleet. It is here where the anti-gravity ship makes its first land fall (1980: "The Super Scouts, Part II").

Steadman Acres

Steadman Acres signage.

Steadman Acres is the largest farm land in the area of California that Troy and Dillon visit. Their first visit to this land is to see the dam that Steadman constructed for the sole purpose of ruining smaller farms who relied on it as the only source of water. The second time they visit this land is to confront Steadman over the behavior of two of his lackeys, Barrett and Old Maze, where they not only make arrangements for replacement seed but also manage to win Satan, a mentally disturbed horse that they manage to calm using the use of alpha waves (1980: "Space Croppers").

Van Nuys A.N.G. Base

Xaviar's Viper flies over the A.N.G. Base.

Troy, Dillon, and Xaviar's Vipers are taken to the Van Nuys Air National Guard Base after Willy Griffin runs across them again. After finding out their location, the Warriors and Hamilton go to the base; Hamilton distracts the guards while the Warriors sneak in capture Xaviar (who's already infiltrated the base, disguised as an airman). Troy is unsuccessful in stopping Xaviar, who manages to recharge the Viper's energizers and lifts off (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

New York

Bellevue Hospital Center

The hospital where the Halloween party guests are sent to after the fire.

The victims from the fire started by Andromus' blowing up a microwave are sent here. It is here where Mildred, Arnie, Shirley and Norman Blore are questioned about the incident by Colonel Briggs, the NYPD Chief and Grover (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

Central Park

Four muggers attempt to steal money from Troy and Dillon here, who are en route Arnie's apartment, where they track the Cylon distress beacon. However, they are able to leap up on trees and avoid them. Later, Centuri, Andromus, and Wolfman Jack walk through here as well and the muggers try another attempt at mugging people, but this fails as well (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

See also: Central Park at Wikipedia.

Hudson River Parkway

The police car that Troy and Dillon steal from State Police officers Max and Leroy is reported to be here when the all-points bulletin is issued (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

International Trade Center

Andromus, Centuri and Wolfman Jack enter this building, which houses the WQSL radio station. The Cylons are nearly successful in using the 150,000 watt transmitter to broadcast their distress signal to their battle fleet, but are thwarted by Troy and Dillon (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Troy and Dillon's airplane lands here and, despite the authorities wanting to question them about the Cuban hijackers' attempt to hijack the plane, they manage to escape via their invisibility field and grab a cab (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

Port of New York

The NYPD's chase of Dillon and Troy in the stolen Highway Patrol car ends on Pier 60 of the Port of New York. This results in the capsizing of the stolen vehicle and the need of the Warriors to change out of their soaked clothing (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

Remos Club

As Troy and Dillon attempt to find their way around New York City, avoiding cops in the process, they pass by this street-corner establishment. They hide in an arched entry way next to it when the NYPD Sergeant arrives to free a kid who has locked himself in the bathroom of a domicile (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

The Town House

Troy and Dillon rush toward The Town House.

Arnie, program director at WQSL, has a residence at The Town House nearby Central Park. Andromus and Centuri make a stop here and, as they have a distress beacon, are tracked to this location by Troy and Dillon. Instead, they find that Arnie's apartment, which had been the site of a Halloween party, is ablaze and Troy manages to save a boy in the process (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").



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