Questions tagged [battlestar-galactica-1978]

Battlestar Galactica is an American science-fiction television series. Use this tag for questions concerning the original Battlestar Galactica series, which aired from 1978 to 1979, or Galactica 1980, which aired in 1980. Always use this tag in conjunction with the [battlestar-galactica] franchise tag.

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Was a baseship ever called a basestar in the 1978 Battlestar Galactica?

In the 1978 Battlestar Galactica series the main Cylon ship was always called a baseship. In what episode was it ever called a basestar in 1978? The basestar name was used in the 2004 series only that ...
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Battlestar landing bay question

I was re-watching the Battlestar Galactica (1978) and have a question. In the episode Fire in Space the Cylons go right into the landing bay and cause a fire. Why doesn't the battlestars have guns to ...
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What "Star Wars" comic featured a character using the old "Battlestar Galactica" laser pistol?

What I know: this was a current-canon comic (so published within the last 7-ish years). I saw pictures/panels/illustrations from it on Wookieepedia within the last six months (so it might be an ...
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Did the Colonials do any kind of spatial exploration?

In the BSG universe, before the Cylon attack and destroy the Colonial civilization, did the Colonial engaged in any kind of space exploration? Whether by sending probes or ships to nearby systems or ...
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Battlestar Galactica episode with a western gunfight

Very faint memories of this, probably from the original Battlestar TV series. I've tried searching for Wild West shootout and variations but no joy. There was like a cowboy saloon and a fighter pilot ...
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Any technical specs of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica?

Are there any official technical specifications for the original series Galactica online? I know there's a Battlestar Wiki but I'm not sure how reliable it is.
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Eastern Alliance Destroyer

In the original Battlestar Galactica series they come across the destroyer for the Eastern Alliance. Is there any official technical specs on the destroyer at all? I know they mention star speed, ...
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Production order of Battlestar Galactica (1978) episodes

Star Trek episodes might fictionally happen in airdate order, production order, or stardate order. As well as I remember there was no mention of any kind of dates in Battlestar Galactica (1978) ...
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In Battlestar Galactica ('78) War of the Gods Pt. 2, what was found in the wreckage of the ship?

Ever since War of the Gods pt. 2 was broadcast on ABC, I assumed that what they found in the wreckage of the ship was Iblis' real form. But it just dawned on me now, if that's the case, what is Iblis? ...
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What is a top-shaped ship in Battlestar Galactica?

Some years ago, I found an old copy of the novelization of Battlestar Galactica in a second-hand bookshop. The book featured a large, symmetrical, top-shaped spaceship either on the cover, or in ...
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Was Six in classic Battlestar Galactica?

Please don't give me any spoilers for the new BSG, but I do want to know whether or not the character known as Six in new BSG was in original BSG? if the answer is yes, then what role did she play (as ...
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Were Cylon Centurions ever given individual designations?

Was there ever any instance of Cylon centurions in the Original Series having distinct individual designations (or names)?
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On the Cylon capital, who are the silver-robed aliens?

In the Battlestar Galactica episode The Living Legend part 2, the colonials attack a Cylon city on the planet Gamoray. As the attack starts, there's shot of a crowd of Cylons and other aliens running ...
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Buck Rogers and Starbuck

Is there any (out of universe) connection between the in many ways similar characters Buck Rogers (1978) and Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica, same year)? E.g. same writers who just liked the name, a ...
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Are the Battlestar Galactica deities Lords of Kobol references to a programming language?

In the Battlestar Galactica universe, in both 1978 and 2004 instances, Kobol is the birthplace of humanity - from which the twelve (13?) colonies originally departed. One of the humanity's larger ...
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Why Would The Gun on Ice Planet Zero Hold Up an Entire Fleet?

In the original Battlestar Galactica, there was a two-part episode, The Gun on Ice Planet Zero. It was based on the film The Guns of Naverone, a World War II story where a fleet was bottled up in an ...
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In Battlestar Galactica, how does the newly re-imagined series relate to the original?

In the newly rebooted Battlestar Galactica TV series, references are made to the previous version of Battle Star. For instance the original Cylon design shows up in the new Battle Star's Museum and ...
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