Battlestar Galactica 1978: Gone But Not Forgotten

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

When people think of Battlestar Galactica nowadays, they think of the fracking amazing 2000's Sci-Fi Channel show starring Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff. However, it was actually a remake of a short-lived but much-loved 1970's TV series that came out at the height of Star Wars mania. Developed by Glen A. Larson, the show made its debut in 1978, with a pilot that was so well received it was released theatrically in Canada and Europe. Unfortunately, despite initial solid ratings, the show was all but canceled after the first season, only returning in a much-compromised form for Galactica 1980, a show most fans tend to pretend never existed. Join us as we dig into the phenomenon surrounding the original show, which starred the late Lorne Greene & Richard Hatch, plus The A-Team's Dirk Benedict. "By your command."

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.