Battlestar Galactica

1978

Action / Adventure

8
IMDb Rating 6.8

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Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 8

After many years of war, the humans from the Twelve Colonies are near to celebrate an armistice with the evil Cylon. Out of the blue, the Cylons betray the pact and destroy the Colonies and the entire fleet except the Battlestar Galactica. Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) summons the survivors from the Colonies to follow him in a journey to the planet Earth. However they are short of water, supplies and fuel and they head to the planet Carillon to replenish the fleet and get the supplies. Adama&#39;s son, the warrior Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch), and his partners Lieutenants Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) and Boomer (Herbert Jefferson Jr.) destroy the mines left by the Cylons and they reach the planet. They are welcomed by the inhabitants and find the paradise. Meanwhile the human leader Sire Uri (Ray Milland) wants to destroy their arms and live in the Cylon Empire despite the contempt of Adama. Sire Uri decides to give medals to Apollo, Starbuck and Boomer for their bravery on Carillon and invites the warriors to come to the party. However Adama believes that it is a trap for the Galactica. What can he do? <br/><br/>&quot;Battlestar Galactica&quot; is a cult sci-fi for people of my generation. I was one of the big fans of the movie and the series in the 70&#39;s and 80&#39;s, and it was delightful to see this movie again, indeed a travel in time. It is impressive that almost forty years later, the special effects and sets of the Galactica are still great. Impressive how beautiful Jane Seymor is in this film. My vote is eight.<br/><br/>Title (Brazil): &quot;Galactica: Astronave de Combate&quot; (&quot;Battlestar Galactica&quot;)

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Reviewed by nunyerbiz 8

As remembering &#39;Battlestar&#39; from the viewpoint of a youngster in the late 70s - early 80s, I would give it a 9/10.<br/><br/>Viewing &#39;Battlestar&#39; from the viewpoint of a near 30 male in the year 2000, I give it 7/10. (I have all 24 episodes on tape)<br/><br/>The special effects were near the late 70&#39;s level of &quot;Star Wars&quot;, and that is truly saying something considering this was a made for TV movie / weekly series. Sure, the stories were uneven. However, to put that in perspective, they rode the gambit from the morality plays of Star Trek (TOS) to the character stories of Star Trek (TNG).<br/><br/>The backstory involved the last known group of &#39;humans&#39;. After they were given a &#39;Pearl Harbor&#39; job by the alien bad guys and nearly wiped out, they went in search of a long lost colony. This colony was located on a planet called &#39;Earth&#39;.<br/><br/>This was really a revolutionary show. It took the best &#39;good vs evil&#39; elements of Star Wars and combined them with the &#39;every show is a lesson&#39; elements of Star Trek (TOS). If you weren&#39;t contemplating the human nature element of the story, you were involved in the characters.<br/><br/>Unfortunately, you were rarely concerned about both of those within the same episode. In my opinion, this is the only major flaw of the series, it was somewhat unbalanced from show to show. This is somewhat understandable from a series that was wrought with network politics and never made it past 25 episodes. Nevertheless, this is a series that would be very much enjoyed by any true sci-fi fan.<br/><br/>If you don&#39;t know the history of the show by now... ABC canned it, despite well above average ratings. The brass felt the show was too expensive. What could have been one of the great sci-fi TV series of all time was done after 24 episodes.<br/><br/>I place &#39;Battlestar&#39; behind only Star Trek (TOS) as the best sci-fi TV series of all time.

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Reviewed by Captain Spyro 10

That&#39;s right, one of a kind. When I first watched this show back a couple of years ago, it just caught me like no other had ever done before. The characters, the settings, the stories, all just magnificent.<br/><br/>One thing a lot of people pick on is the writing. I, myself, do not have a problem with it at all. In fact, I find that the stories make this show one of the most unique sci-fi&#39;s ever done. The 12 Colonies of Man all decimated by the Cylon Empire and the struggle of the refugees to survive, all escaping in some 220 refugee ships all being protected by the Galactica herself in search of the planet earth. And let&#39;s not forget the other memorable stories, such as the discovery of Commander Cain &amp; the Battlestar Pegasus and when the Galactica found Kobol and discovered some of the origins of men. There&#39;s also the stories involving the Ship of Lights, Terra, and other ships from within the rag-tag fleet.<br/><br/>Another highlight of the show is the characters, especially Adama, Apollo, and Starbuck. One could say that Adama was the father figure, the wisest of the group. Then there&#39;s Apollo, just one of them good ole boys. And then we have Starbuck, probably the most memorable character from the entire series. And let&#39;s not forget the others: Boomer, Jolly, Athena, Cassiopeia, Boxey, Muffit, and last, but definitely not least, Baltar. Yes, this menacing figure is probably the 2nd most memorable face in the series.<br/><br/>And let&#39;s not forget the Cylons. These guys were probably one of the biggest money makers of the series back then. Menacing and powerful, they will stop at nothing until the destruction of the human race is complete.<br/><br/>One of the biggest highlights of this production is the music. Who can forget the opening theme? No doubt one of the greatest in all of sci-fi. We also have the Cylon music, very dark and menacing. In this production, Stu Phillips was a genius and he should definitely be commended.<br/><br/>Now, the special effects are something to be admired as well. Created by Star Wars&#39; own John Dykstra, the effects in Battlestar Galactica greatly outshined the rest at that time. Though, the biggest drawback is the constant reuse of special effects footage over and over and over and over again. But it was done to save money, so it&#39;s understandable.<br/><br/>Another memorable aspect of the show are the ships themselves. The Galactica, herself, is a huge and powerful vessel, while retaining a charm that few other ships can keep. Probably the most popular ship was the Colonial Viper. While they may resemble the X-Wing Starfighters of Star Wars, the Vipers are unique and special in their own way. Probably the most unique ship in the show was the Cylon Raider. Bat-like in appearance, it was a fierce competitor for the Viper. Then there&#39;s the Cylon Basestar, just plain menacing is all that can be said about it. Then there are the other ships: The Rising Star, The Colonial Movers ship, The Celestra, The Prison Barge, The Livery ship, The Gemini Freighter, etc. They all were memorable in their own way.<br/><br/>This show is VERY underrated. A work of art, in my very honest opinion. I give it a 10/10. Extremely brilliant.

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