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Each episode of Battlestar Galactica is 47-50+ minutes running length. Dates shown are their original U.S. airdates and not the reruns.



Episode # Title Airdate Screenshot
01 Saga of a Star World (Talk) September 17, 1978 Capricaattack.jpg
Summary
The Human-Cylon peace accords are a ruse by the genocidal Cylons, determined to exterminate all humanity. Only battlestar Galactica and a ragtag Fleet survive, journeying across the galaxy in search of a long-lost sister civilization, Earth. On the first leg of their journey, the Fleet is lured to the planet Carillon for fuel and relaxation—and barely survives a trap by the Ovions, an underground, insectoid species in league with the Cylons.

Quote

Serina: We must fight back.
Adama: Yes, we are going to fight back. But not here. Not now. Not in the Colonies. Not even in this star system. Let the word go forth to every man, woman, and child that survived this holocaust. Tell them to set sail at once in every assorted vehicle that will carry them.
02 Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I (Talk) September 24, 1978 PressureSuits.jpg
Summary
With many warriors suffering from an unknown ailment, Galactica recruits new Viper pilots — mostly young women, including Apollo's new bride, Serina.

Quote
Remember, these controls are as sensitive as a school girl's... lips.Starbuck to the young recruits

03 Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II (Talk) January 21, 2005 BattleofKobol.jpg
Summary
Starbuck is captured by the Cylons while the Fleet continues through the mysterious black void to a fateful rendezvous with the planet Kobol that may hold the secret to the lost thirteenth tribe. But a deadly surprise awaits them on the planet surface.

Quote
Our safety is not behind us. With you or the Cylons. It lies somewhere out there. Along the path taken by the thirteenth tribe. The tribe that colonized the planet Earth. Adama

04 The Lost Warrior (Talk) October 10, 1978 Showdown.jpg
Summary
After engaging a group of Cylon Raiders, Apollo crash-lands on a planet where a law-deriding thug controls a seemingly indestructible henchman.

Quote
Humans deceive, not sound waves. -- Red-Eye

05 The Long Patrol (Talk) October 15, 1978 Cora.jpg
Summary
After losing an experimental Viper to a smuggler, Starbuck is imprisoned in a "unique" environment.

Quote
A hot pilot doesn't need all that electronic felgercarb.Starbuck

06 The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I (Talk) October 22, 1978 Pulsarfiring.jpg
Summary
Herded into a confined area of space, the The Fleet must pass within close range of a lethal Cylon pulsar cannon—unless an expedition from [[Galactica (TOS)|] can assault the ice-bound fortress housing the weapon. Apollo, Starbuck, and Boomer lead a team of cut-throat demolitions and cold-weather experts (and the stowaway Boxey). Along they way, they encounter the misguided human scientist who originally built the weapon, as well as his legions of clones.

Quote

Adama: There's not all that much difference between you and your fellow convicts and us. We are all living for the promise of freedom, and we're all threatened by a similar death.
Wolfe: Perhaps it was the chains that made the difference.
07 The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part II (Talk) October 29, 1978 Iceplanet1.jpg
Summary
Herded into a confined area of space, the Fleet must pass within close range of a lethal Cylon pulsar cannon—unless an expedition from Galactica can assault the ice-bound fortress housing the weapon. Apollo, Starbuck, and Boomer lead a team of cut-throat demolitions and cold-weather experts (and the stowaway Boxey). Along they way, they encounter the misguided human scientist who originally built the weapon, as well as his legions of clones.

Quote

Baltar: Have our fighters engaged the Galactica?
Lucifer: Yes, but they will not have enough fuel to return.
Baltar: Break off the attack.
Lucifer: Baltar, I believe my sound sensor mishears you.
Baltar: I said break off the attack.
08 The Magnificent Warriors (Talk) November 12, 1978 The Magnificent Warriors.jpg
Summary
When a Cylon attack destroys the Fleet's food supply, Adama and the others must agree to certain compromises with old acquaintances and with the inhabitants of a grain-rich, yet politically turbulent planet.

Quote
Not yet available.

09 The Young Lords (Talk) November 19, 1978 The Young Lords.jpg
Summary
After crash-landing on a Cylon-occupied planet, Starbuck joins forces with a group of young human renegades.

Quote

Centurion: These humanoids are not well constructed. They damage easily.
Starbuck: At least we don't rust.
Centurion: Silence.
10 The Living Legend, Part I (Talk) November 26, 1978 The Living Legend.jpg
Summary
Galactica is reunited with Pegasus, a sister battlestar previously thought destroyed. Led by the legendary and sometimes arrogant Commander Cain, the fleet is torn in its loyalty between Adama and Cain.

Quote

Centurion: Sir, I suggest you look at the other battlestar.
Baltar: That's impossible!
Centurion: No, it is a battlestar.
11 The Living Legend, Part II (Talk) December 3, 1978 Pegasus flight pod.jpg
Summary
After Pegasus thwarts Baltar's attack on the Fleet, Commanders Adama and Cain plan to attack Gamoray for its desperately needed fuel supplies, in the midst of this is a visit from the Imperious Leader himself.

Quote
With support troops like this, who needs Cylons? Starbuck

12 Fire in Space (Talk) December 17, 1978 Fire in Space.jpg
Summary
After Cylon Raiders ram Galactica on destructive suicide missions, the crew scrambles to fight a raging fire threatening to incinerate the ship.

Quote
Apollo, if the fire reaches the energizer or the solium, either one... the Galactica is doomed. — Colonel Tigh

13 War of the Gods, Part I (Talk) January 14, 1979 Shipoflights.jpg
Summary
As Viper pilots go missing, Apollo, Starbuck and Sheba come across a lone, enigmatic survivor. Much to their amazement, he claims that he can help them in their quest.

Quote

Iblis: You're searching for a place called Earth.
Adama: My son told you that.
Iblis: You are of the House of Kobol. Your tribes are scattered. The Thirteenth journeyed to Earth several millennia ago.
Adama: Tell me about their civilization.
Iblis: It has known great rises and falls.
Adama: Who are you? Where are you from? (a pause, then:) Is their civilization strong enough to help us defeat the Cylons?
Iblis: Your people will be safe... under my leadership.
Adama: Did I hear you correctly? Did you say under your leadership?
Iblis: Of course, Adama. Why do you think I'm here? I've come to prepare your way to Earth.
14 War of the Gods, Part II (Talk) January 21, 1979 IblisRevealed.jpg
Summary
With the enigmatic Count Iblis usurping Adama's command of the Fleet, Apollo and Starbuck endeavor to find out the mysterious origins of their guest-turned-savior before all is lost to Iblis.

Quote
Death to her, Apollo. May her soul curse you through eternity. — Count Iblis

15 The Man with Nine Lives (Talk) January 28, 1979 Gaming.jpg
Summary
An old con man, Chameleon, works his way into Starbuck's life to avoid being tracked down by blood-thirsty Borellians.

Quote

Corporal Lomas: I don't know how you guys are ever gonna make warriors.
(after Lomas turns his back, and is knocked unconscious by Maga)
Maga: We are warriors.
16 Murder on the Rising Star (Talk) February 18, 1979 Tribunal.jpg
Summary
When Starbuck is implicated in a rival Triad-player's murder, Apollo and Boomer come to his defense as Protectors. They eventually uncover a plot involving Karibdis, a traitor who aided Baltar in the destruction of the Twelve Colonies.

Quote
All right, Starbuck. We'll finish this another time — when your woman is not around! — Flight Sergeant Ortega

17 Greetings from Earth (Talk) February 25, 1979 Greetings From Earth.jpg
Summary
A human sleeper ship found drifting in space is brought aboard Galactica, leading to argument and debate on whether to awaken its occupants. Their ship is eventually escorted by Apollo, Starbuck, and Cassiopeia to the planet Paradeen—embroiled in a bitter war with the Eastern Alliance.

Quote
Apollo, just what is a centon?! — Michael

18 Baltar's Escape (Talk) March 11, 1979 Baltar's Escape.jpg
Summary
Joining forces with the imprisoned Borellians and the Eastern Alliance detainees, Baltar escapes from the prison barge, hijacks a shuttle, and kidnaps members of the ruling council.

Quote
Well, now, Lt. Boomer! How nice to see you. Too bad Starbuck and Apollo aren't here. I could settle all my debts at once.Baltar

19 Experiment in Terra (Talk) March 18, 1979 Experiment in Terra.jpg
Summary
The mysterious bright lights return again, transporting the bewildered Apollo to the planet Terra to avert war with the Eastern Alliance. Exposing a plan by the devious president, Apollo has Starbuck warn Galactica, which lends the protective powers of its shields to avoid planetary holocaust.

Quote

Apollo: That's very funny. At least you have a sense of humor.
John: In my job, dealing with primitive cultures, it's an absolute necessity.
20 Take the Celestra (Talk) March 1, 1979 Celestra.jpg
Summary
Starbuck encounters long-lost love Aurora amidst a mutinous rebellion aboard the Celestra.

Quote
The morale of the fleet continues to rise, due in part to the increasing number of habitable planets we are encountering, and the reintroduction of some of the amenities our people enjoyed before the destruction of the colonies. Once again, although on a limited scale, we are able to partake of music, and the theater, and, when the occasion warrants, even indulge ourselves in ceremony.Adama

21 The Hand of God (Talk) March 29, 1979 The Hand of God (TOS).jpg
Summary
Commander Adama decides to quit running from the Cylons, and launches an all-out attack on a basestar.

Quote

Colonel Tigh: She [the basestar] carries three hundred fighters. Has two long range mega pulsars... here... and here. And over a hundred defensive laser turrets. She's an orbiting killer... capable of destroying every ship we have... including the Galactica.
Starbuck: (to Boomer) That's what I like about the Colonel... his optimism.