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Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1979)

Running low on fuel, the Battlestar Galactica receives the help of the supposedly lost Battlestar Pegasus which is taking the offensive with the Cylons.

Directors:

Vince Edwards (co-director), Christian I. Nyby II (co-director)

Writers:

Glen A. Larson (screenplay), Jim Carlson (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hatch ... Captain Apollo (archive footage)
Dirk Benedict ... Lieutenant Starbuck (archive footage)
Lorne Greene ... Commander Adama (archive footage)
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Lieutenant Boomer (archive footage)
John Colicos ... Count Baltar (archive footage)
Maren Jensen ... Lieutenant Athena (archive footage)
Laurette Spang ... Cassiopeia (archive footage)
Tony Swartz Tony Swartz ... Flight Sergeant Jolly (archive footage)
Anne Lockhart ... Lieutenant Sheba (archive footage)
Terry Carter ... Colonel Tigh (archive footage)
George Murdock ... Dr. Salik (archive footage)
Jack Stauffer ... Lieutenant Bojay (archive footage)
William Bryant ... Fireleader (archive footage) (as Bill Bryant)
Rod Haase Rod Haase ... Flight Officer Tolan (archive footage)
Lloyd Bridges ... Commander Cain (archive footage)
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Storyline

The Battlestar Galactica encounters the Battlestar Pegasus, which they thought to be destroyed. The Pegasus is commanded by one of their most celebrated warriors, Commander Cain. Cain is a strategic genius, but is bent on destroying the Cylons while Adama is happy to acquire fuel and escape, thus keeping his fleet alive to find Earth. When Cain sabotages a mission to obtain fuel, the Galactica and Pegasus are forced to attack a Cylon Base World and three Baseships. While the Galactica stays on to attack the planet, the Pegasus leaves to engage the Baseships (against orders). After the battle, the Pegasus just keeps on going into deep space and is never heard from again. The Galactica gets the fuel they need and the fleet continues its journey, looking for Earth. Written by Jason Legere <jlegere@ppc.cdnpeacekeeping.ns.ca>

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Their very existence menaced by a strange civilization.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Misión Galáctica: el ataque final See more »

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Mono | Sensurround (Japan theatrical release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One brief scene does not appear in the original TV series, showing a pair of Cylon centurions walking down a corridor which appears to be the same set used for the Draconia in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century." See more »

Goofs

Cain sends the Pegasus through a bright starfield after Baltar's base ship. According to the dialogue, the Pegasus is traveling alone at this point. However, the exterior shots in this sequence show the battlestar being followed by at least half a dozen other ships. (These shots are actually of the Galactica leading the fleet through the Nova of Madagon, from "Saga of a Star World"). In the "Living Legend" episodes from which Mission Galactica was derived, the sequence is different and does not show this goof. See more »

Quotes

Col. Tolan: Sir, long-range scanners pick up an unbelievable number of enemy craft on their way.
Cmdr. Cain: Prepare coordinates to intercept.
Col. Tolan: You mean lead them off, hit and run.
Cmdr. Cain: I mean intercept. Go through them.
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Alternate Versions

Constructed from three Battlestar Galactica series episodes, "The Living Legend: Parts1 & 2" and "Fire In Space", edited together to seem like one story. See more »

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Follows Battlestar Galactica (1978) See more »

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edited from tv episodes
11 May 2003 | by GURNEYRAMPARTSee all my reviews

This film was edited from the episodes LIVING LEGEND parts 1 and 2 and FIRE IN SPACE. MISSION GALACTICA is ok as a film, but is nothing more than edited tv footage. The story revolves around the Galactica finding another Battlestar called the Pegasus and a fierce battle the two warships must fight over two planets in a system of planets controlled by the cylons. The film features LLOYD BRIDES as Cain the commander of the second battlestar who is essentially a celestial Patton. The film also focuses on the clash between the comand styles of Adama and cain. MISSION GALACTICA makes for fine family viewing. If the film were to get a MPAA rating it would be G.


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