The BEST Episodes of Galactica 1980

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Network: ABC (US)

Set 30 years after Battlestar Galactica, the Galactica is guided by the mysterious teenage genius prodigy Dr. Zee. Adama, sporting a hideously fake beard, remains in command of the fleet, with Col. Boomer his second in command. Upon realizing Earth of 1980 cannot face the Cylons, and hearing Zee's warning that the Cylons followed them, Adama turns the fleet away, sending his grandson Troy (the grown up Boxey) and his wingman Dillon to explore Earth and aid in speeding up its technological development. They are helped by a reporter named Jamie Hamilton, and new technology such as personal cloaking shields and flying motorcycles.

Galactica Discovers Earth (2)

#1 - Galactica Discovers Earth (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 3, 1980

When treacherous Xavier travels back in time, Troy and Dillon must race to capture him before the space-age technology falls into the hands of the Nazis.

star 7.28
211 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Glen A. Larson
Galactica Discovers Earth (1)

#2 - Galactica Discovers Earth (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 27, 1980

Thirty years after its voyage began, the Galactica finally nears Earth, but to their utter disappointment they find Earth's technology is no match for the Cylons. Adama dispatches two pilots with a mission to secretly speed up Earth's defence development.

star 7.15
235 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Glen A. Larson
Galactica Discovers Earth (3)

#3 - Galactica Discovers Earth (3)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 10, 1980

Xavier appears on Earth before the arrival of the Galactica and it is up to Tory and Dillon to stop his schemes before all hope for a future colony is lost.

star 7.06
205 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Glen A. Larson
The Night the Cylons Landed (1)

#4 - The Night the Cylons Landed (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 13, 1980

The Cylon Empire has built a new type of Cylon, a humanoid android; and when one of them survives a crash near New York City, Troy and Dillon must hunt the Cylon down.

star 6.98
220 votes
Writers: Glen A. Larson
The Super Scouts (1)

#5 - The Super Scouts (1)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 16, 1980

When the Cylons launch a surprise attack on the fleet, Adama sends Troy and Dillon to take the children to Earth for their own safety.

star 6.77
190 votes
Directors: Vince Edwards
Writers: Glen A. Larson
The Return of Starbuck

#6 - The Return of Starbuck

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 4, 1980

Dr. Zee tells Adama about a dream where he sees Starbuck, crashed on a distant planet, befriending an injured Cylon Centurion and a mysterious alien woman who gives birth to a baby boy.

star 6.76
138 votes
Directors: Ron Satloff
Writers: Glen A. Larson
The Night the Cylons Landed (2)

#7 - The Night the Cylons Landed (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 20, 1980

Still chasing the humanoid Cylon, Troy and Dillon track him to a radio station, where he tries to send a signal to his Base Star.

star 6.68
156 votes
Writers: Glen A. Larson
The Super Scouts (2)

#8 - The Super Scouts (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 23, 1980

Troy, Dillon and the children all become involved in efforts to stop a chemical company from polluting a town's water supply.

star 6.59
197 votes
Directors: Vince Edwards
Writers: Glen A. Larson
Space Croppers

#9 - Space Croppers

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 27, 1980

Troy and Dillon form a partnership with an immigrant farmer to produce crops to feed the Galactica refugees after the Cylons destroy the fleet's agroships.

star 6.59
134 votes
Directors: Daniel Haller
Writers: Robert L. McCullough
Spaceball

#10 - Spaceball

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 1980

While Troy and Dillon try to stop the renegade Xavier from altering Earth's history, the Galactica children find themselves at a baseball camp for underprivileged children.

star 6.32
166 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
Writers: Frank Lupo, Glen A. Larson, Jeff Freilich