Season 1 (1980)

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Season One
Season One
A season of Galactica 1980
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Number of Episodes 10 (list)
Executive Producer(s) Glen A. Larson
US airdates USA 1980-01-27 - 1980-05-04
CAN airdates CAN
UK airdates UK
DVD release USA USA 2007-12-23
UK UK 2008-02-18
AUS AUS 2008-03-05
Extended Info First and final season of Galactica 1980.
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Some thirty years following the exodus from the Twelve Colonies, the battlestar Galactica has finally found Earth.

Pivotal Plot Points

  • The Fleet (now called the "Galactican Fleet") reaches Earth, but finds it technologically insufficient to repel any Cylon force.
  • The Cylons have not attacked the Galctican Fleet in nearly a generation, leaving the Fleet to believe that the Cylons have forgotten about them. However, their true intention is to have the Fleet lead the Cylons to Earth, so that they may destroy the last remnants of human civilization.
  • Dr. Zee, a young boy and "cerebral mutation," is the possible offspring from the Beings of Light. With his advanced knowledge, he creates many of the devices that the Warriors use, including the invisibility field and time warp synthesizer.
  • Commander Xaviar, a member of the Quorum of Twelve goes rogue, in an attempt to advance Earth's technology by going back into her past.
  • Troy and Dillon are sent to Earth in order to slowly acclimate Earth's level of technology so that it may be sufficient to repel the Cylon Alliance, in addition to preparing the way for settlement by the Colonials. In their mission, they recruit Jamie Hamilton, a reporter with a knowledge of Earth history.
  • The first wave of settlement of Earth by the Colonials is the relocation of the Colonials' children, who are later dubbed the "Super Scouts". They are often left in the care of Hamilton.




Recurring stars

Production Crew



Writing Staff


Season 1 (1980)

Broadcast Production Episode title Airdate
1 1.1 Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I January 27, 1980
2 1.2 Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II February 3
3 1.3 Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III February 10
4 1.4 The Super Scouts, Part I March 16
5 1.5 The Super Scouts, Part II March 23
6 1.6 Spaceball March 30
7 1.7 The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I April 13
8 1.8 The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II April 20
9 1.9 Space Croppers April 27
10 1.10 The Return of Starbuck May 4

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