References in Galactica 1980
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- Stockwell's passphrase to the resistance leader references the book The Moon and Sixpence (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II).
- Troy's leaving a revised, but incomplete formula about nuclear degeneration on Dr. Donald Mortinson's computer is a nod to this movie (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I).
- 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).
- In both parts of "The Super Scouts", Collins tells the sheriff that he believes the aliens have taken over the kids bodies, referring to this movie indirectly.
- 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).
- Billy Joel's "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 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.
- Fleetwood Mac's song "Don't Stop" is playing on a radio in the background as Xaviar interrogates a newsboy in "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III".
- Linda Rondstat's version of "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".
- A broadcast with Rod Serling introducing an episode of Night Gallery is seen on Doctor Zee's monitors in "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I".
- In another broadcast, an episode of Woody Woodpecker can be seen (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I).
- 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 Bugs Bunny (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II).
- In "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.
- Scooby Doo can be seen in a play that Dillon and Troy happen across as they endeavor to avoid the NYPD in "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II".