The Battle of Troy

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"The Battle of Troy[1]"
An unproduced script for the Galactica 1980 series
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"The Battle Of Troy"[1] is not the actual title of the story pitch, and is used to describe what the script covered.

The story pitch had been as follows: Troy and Dillon go back in time to ancient Greece to stop the villain Xaviar from altering the battle of Troy and allowing the Trojans to win. Helen of Troy falls for either Troy or Dillon. In the end, they stop Xaviar, make sure the big horse gets through the gate, and rescue a teenage Homer.

Galactica 1980 story editors Allan Cole and Chris Bunch vividly remember the final scene with Homer as it was read to them by the script's writer:

As he looks up at our heroes, face full of wonder and worship, we see tears forming in his sweet, clear, blue eyes. And we realize, some day he will be tragically blinded.

"Our heads were already spinning from a pre-game meeting blast of something to settle our nerves. But when we heard this it put us in Pittsburgh. Since the writer's visit was only a courtesy, there was nothing we could have said without being fired."[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 This is a Battlestar Wiki descriptive term.
  2. Galactic Sci-Fi Television Series Revisited. Alpha Control Press, 1995.