The Best Episodes of Galactica 1980

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2018

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.

The Return of Starbuck

#1 - The Return of Starbuck

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 7.59
32 votes
Directors: Ron Satloff
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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The Night the Cylons Landed (1)

#2 - The Night the Cylons Landed (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.36
34 votes
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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Galactica Discovers Earth (3)

#3 - Galactica Discovers Earth (3)

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.28
43 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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Galactica Discovers Earth (2)

#4 - Galactica Discovers Earth (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.26
49 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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The Night the Cylons Landed (2)

#5 - The Night the Cylons Landed (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.13
23 votes
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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Galactica Discovers Earth (1)

#6 - Galactica Discovers Earth (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.06
72 votes
Directors: Sidney Hayers
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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The Super Scouts (1)

#7 - The Super Scouts (1)

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.04
30 votes
Directors: Vince Edwards
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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Space Croppers

#8 - Space Croppers

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.04
28 votes
Directors: Daniel Haller
Writers: Robert L. McCullough
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The Super Scouts (2)

#9 - The Super Scouts (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 6.95
37 votes
Directors: Vince Edwards
Writers: Glen A. Larson
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Spaceball

#10 - Spaceball

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 6.76
33 votes
Directors: Barry Crane
Writers: Glen A. Larson, Jeff Freilich, Frank Lupo
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