Welcome to the Galactica 1980 portal. After the Original Series was canceled, Battlestar Galactica did manage to return to the television for another try. This time it featured a grounded approach to story telling, and was supposed to be more "family entertainment" with "educational" elements forced into the show. While the series opening was relatively well received (some people still think that the opening is part of the Original Series), the rest of the series did not fare as well, causing the series to generally be excluded from canon. The only episode the fans embraced was the last episode, featuring a return by Dirk Benedict. Unfortunately, by the time it aired Battlestar Galactica's fate was sealed, until the concept of a "rag tag, fugitive fleet" was revisited in the Re-imagined Series.