Galactica 1980

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The thrilling adventures of "Battlestar Galactica" continue in Part Two of "Galactica Discovers Earth," when Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) dispatches two young pilots, Capt. Troy (Kent McCord) and Lieut. Dillon (Barry Van Dyke) to the planet Earth to prevent Galactica council member Xaviar (Richard Lynch) from altering history for the worse in his attempt to increase Earth's technological advances more quickly.

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Galactica 1980: : -- When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at the planet Earth, they find they must subtly raise its tech level & protect it from the Cylons.

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A spin-off of "Battlestar Galactica," this series takes place 30 years after the original. Upon reaching Earth, the inhabitants of the renegade star fleet take action when they realize that Earth is not yet capable of defending itself. If the Galacticans land, the Cylons will follow and destroy the planet. Cmdr. Adama (Lorne Greene) sends warriors to blend into the scientific community in an effort to increase Earth's technological expertise. Robyn Douglass and Herb Jefferson Jr. co-star.

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Premiered: January 27, 1980, on ABC
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Premise: A dud sequel to `Battlestar Galactica' finds Lorne Greene captaining an entirely new crew 30 years later as the great ship finally reaches Earth. But the human race is still imperiled by the robotic Cylons, who have tracked them.

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