Battlestar Galactica Original 1978 TV Series Episode Summaries:
Episode 1: Saga of a Star World; Written by Glen Larson; Directed by Richard Colla; 9/17/78
The twelve colonies are attacked and destroyed by the Cylons. A rag-tag fleet escapes with a few survivors while pursued by the Cylons and the treacherous Baltar.
Episode 2: Lost Planet of the Gods Part 1;
Writers: Glen Larson & Donald Bellisario; Directed by Christian I. Nyby II; 9/24/78
The warriors are struck down by a virus, which forces the recruitment of female shuttlepilots to be trained by Apollo and Starbuck.
Episode 3: Lost Planet of the Gods Part 2;
Writers: Glen Larson & Donald Bellisario; Directed by Christian I. Nyby II; 10/1/78
Adama finds what he believes is Kobol and gains clues to finding Earth. The new female warriors perform well as the warriors recover. Serina marries Apollo, but then is mortally wounded.
Episode 4: The Lost Warrior;
Writers: Herman Groves & Donald Bellisario; Director: Rod Holcomb; 10/8/78
Apollo crashes while on patrol and finds himself facing 'Red Eye', a malfunctioning Cylon on an Old West-like planet, while Starbuck and Boomer attempt to find him.
Episode 5: The Long Patrol; Written by Donald P. Bellisario; Directed by Christian I. Nyby II; 10/15/78
Starbuck has his Viper stolen, gets stranded and then arrested.
Episode 6: The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part 1;
Written by Donald P. Bellisario, Leslie Stevens & Michael Sloan; Directed by Alan J. Levi; 10/22/78
Warriors and prison convicts have to work together to take out a Cylon weapon.
Episode 7: The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part 2;
Written by Donald P. Bellisario, Leslie Stevens & Michael Sloan; Directed by Alan J. Levi; 10/29/78
The Colonials find clones that could help them with their mission against the Cylon weapon.
The Magnificent Warriors;
Written by Glen A. Larson; Directed by Christian I. Nyby II; 11/12/78
After the Cylons destroy much of the grain supply, the fleet much negotiate with an outpost for grain.
Episode 9: The Young Lords;
Written by Donald P. Bellisario, Frank Lupo & Paul Playton; Directed by Donald P. Bellisario;
Starbuck crashes on a planet where children lead the fight against the Cylons.
Episode 10: The Living Legend, Part 1;
Writer: Glen A. Larson; Story: Ken Pettus & Glen A. Larson; Directed by Vince Edwards; 11/26/78
Commander Cain and the Battlestar Pegasus are found and he begins a campaign against the Cylons, which Adama believes threatens the fleet. Athena and Bojay are introduced.
Episode 11: The Living Legend, Part 2;
Writer: Glen A. Larson; Story: Ken Pettus & Glen A. Larson; Directed by Vince Edwards; 12/3/78
Commander Cain launches a frontal attack in his offensive against the Cylons.
Episode 12: Fire in Space;
Written by Jim Carlson & Terrence McDonnell; Directed by Christian I. Nyby II; 12/17/05
A Cylon attack leaves the Galactica in flames with members of the crew trapped.
Episode 13: War of the Gods, Part 1; Written by Glen A. Larson; Directed by Daniel Haller; 1/14/79
Mysterious lights plague the fleet, while a shipwreck survivor, Count Iblis, helps capture Baltar.
Episode 14: War of the Gods, Part 2; Written by Glen A. Larson; Directed by Daniel Haller; 1/21/79
Adama and Co try to discover the truth about Count Iblis. The light beings supply Earth's coordinates.
Episode 15: The Man With Nine Lives; Writer: Donald P. Bellisario; Director: Rod Holcomb; 1/28/79
A con man claims to be Starbuck's father to escape Borellians out for revenge.
Episode 16: Murder on the Rising Star;
Writers: Donald P. Bellisario, James Carlson & Terrence McDonnell; Story: Michael Sloan; Director: Rod Holcomb; 2/18/79
Starbuck is accused of murdering his sporting rival.
Episode 17: Greetings From Earth; Written by Glen A. Larson; Directed by Ahmet Lateef; 2/25/79
The discovery of six humans sets off an adventure to an outpost planet that leads to the discovery of the Eastern Alliance and Terra, an Earth-like planet.
Episode 18: Baltar's Escape; Written by Donald P. Bellisario; Directed by Winrich Kolbe; 3/11/79
Baltar escapes with the help of the Borellians and Eastern Alliance Enforcers.
Episode 19: Experiment in Terra; Written by Glen A. Larson; Directed by Rod Holcomb; 3/18/79
Starbuck and Apollo go to Terra where the beings of light return to help them stop a nuclear war.
Episode 20: Take the Celestra; Writers: Jim Carlson & Terrence McDonnell Story: David S. Arthur, David G. Phinney, Jim Carlson & Terrence McDonnell; Directed by Daniel Haller; 4/1/79
Starbuck finds his long-lost love Aurora on the Celestra where she is part of a resistance against the supposedly tyrannical Commander Kronos.
Episode 21: The Hand of God; Written and Directed by Donald P. Bellisario; 4/29/79
The Galactica launches an all-out offensive against a Cylon base-star.
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