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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.
Premiered: January 27, 1980
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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.
In the exciting conclusion of "Galactica Discovers Earth, " Capt. Troy and Lieut. Dillon are running out of time to stop Xaviar from bringing advanced rocket technology to the Nazis in 1944 Germany. Robyn Douglass stars as Jamie Hamilton, a tyro television newswoman who senses a big story when she meets the pilots. Also in the cast are Robbie Rist as Dr. Zee, a 14-year-old boy with a mind a thousand years ahead of his time. Earthlings include Robert Reed as Professor Mortinson, the scientist to whom Troy and Dillon give highly sophisticated data, and his secretary Carlyle, played by Pamela Shoop. On the staff of United Broadcasting are Fred Holliday and Sharon Acker.
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- Premiered: January 27, 1980
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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. (more)
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