Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica (1978)

Carrying survivors from a distant planet, the spaceship Galactica attempts to reach Earth. Along the way, however, Galactica's crew must battle a legion of enemy robots. This science-fiction adventure was edited together from the first… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 17, 1978
DVD Release Date: June 8, 1999
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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter

Richard A. Colla directed, and Robert L. Kimble led the team of editors faced with the impossible task of carving a masterpiece out of a monstrosity. What they got is a monumental turkey - and just in time for Thanksgiving.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

A Star Wars clone for the boob tube crowd that never quite captured the imagination or originality that an ambitious sci-fi showcase should exude so effortlessly.

Time Out

With strictly tele-standard acting, straightforward space opera plot, grandiose sentiment and slushy love interest, it's really only meat for genre fans.

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Kevin A. Ranson

High concept, low budget. Not looking forward to the SciFi channel 'reinterpretation'.

Steve Crum

Money shows, but pace and acting suffer.

James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

The plot is as old as it gets and merely serves to get a group of people aimlessly lost in space.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Just finished watching all 24 episodes of the original series. What a fun ride down memory lane. Was a great time.
xGary Xx
Trashy TV special shown in cinemas in an attempt to cash in on the popularity of Star Wars. It's pure 70s cheese from beginning to end, and that's… More
Aj V
This is the film which started the classic TV series. In fact, it may have been better to leave it as a film, or film series, and not gone to TV, but… More
Barry Lappin
Loved the series.
Lafe Fredbjornson
This bored me to tears. I could never get into the movie or the television series. It had a superb theme song, great ships, awesome Cylons, and a neato robot… More
Timothy O'Brien
I was glued to the TV every week.