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Each episode of Galactica 1980 ranges between 45-52 minutes running length. Dates shown are their original U.S. airdates and not the reruns.



Episode # Title Airdate Screenshot
1 Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I (Talk) January 27, 1980 Galactica Discovers Earth Part I.jpg
Summary
The battlestar Galactica and the Colonial fleet reach the planet Earth, but soon realize that the Cylon fleet, long thought to be gone, has trailed them to the fabled planet, and will stop at nothing to extinguish all human life.

Quote

Adama: Boxey, the cold, hard truth is that there is no central government on Earth. There's no single leader with whom we can make contact or negotiate.
Troy: Well, that's impossible. Then how do they get together for their common good?
Adama: They don't, as far as we can tell.


2 Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II (Talk) February 3, 1980 Soldiers.jpg
Summary
As Colonial Warriors attempt to contact Earth scientists to aid in improving their technology, Earth authorities complicate Troy and Dillon's mission, while Doctor Zee discovers that a rogue Council member is attempting to change Earth history.

Quote

Jamie Hamilton: What are you guys? Martians?!
Dillon: (after consulting the wrist computron) Close.
3 Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III (Talk) February 10, 1980 Doctors.jpg
Summary
A Colonial team, in Earth's past, must work fast to stop a rogue council member from altering Earth's history in Nazi Germany.

Quote
Primitives. All alike. What are you going to do with them?Dillon

4 The Super Scouts, Part I (Talk) March 16, 1980 Sick Super Scouts.jpg
Summary
After the school ship Delphi is attacked by the Cylons, a shuttle carrying Captain Troy and a group of children crash lands on Earth, and Commander Adama and Dr. Zee must work to rescue the stranded crewmembers, who are becoming sick due to drinking contaminated water from a chemical plant.

Quote

Adama: Perhaps we could confer with the leadership on Earth.
Zee: To negotiate with one faction on Earth is to arouse the mistrust and paranoia of every other. We could inadvertently trigger the final war.
Adama: So, we have tools we cannot use, medicines we cannot offer, and knowledge we cannot share.
Zee: All these things we will give to them. First, we must prepare the way.
5 The Super Scouts, Part II (Talk) March 23, 1980 Super Scouts 2.jpg
Summary
Commander Adama and Dr. Zee must use an experimental anti-gravity ship to save a group of seriously ill children who are stranded on Earth.

Quote

Adama: We're all responsible.
John Stockton: We are?
Adama: Yes. We have lips so that we may speak, we have eyes so that we may see. Does it not follow ironically that there must be some purpose for the brain?
6 Spaceball (Talk) March 30, 1980 Polecats.jpg
Summary
The Super Scouts travel to a camp for underprivileged children and help out an aging baseball star, while Troy and Dillon search for the rogue, time traveling Xaviar.

Quote

Jamie Hamilton: Now listen, I want you to promise me you won't do anything to betray who you really are.
Wellington: Which means we have to perform as complete muscular disasters.
Moonstone: Do we have to?
Hamilton: That's right. Now go out there and lose.
7 The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I (Talk) April 13, 1980 Nightcylons.jpg
Summary
After a renegade Cylon fighter crash-lands on Earth, Troy and Dillon rush to New York believing the craft a recon Viper. What they find is far worse and must stop the surviving Cylons from using powerful radio equipment to contact the rest of the Cylon fleet.

Quote

Shirley: Aren't they [ Andromus and Centuri ] cute? Mildred and Arnie are just going to love this.
Norman: Well, I hope they feel the same way after Arnie forces a couple of his famous meatballs down their throats.
Shirley: Now Norman, don't get started on those meatballs again this year!
Norman: They are to the digestive tract what Vida Blue is to the San Francisco Giants: a stopper. — listen
8 The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II (Talk) April 20, 1980 Dish realignment.jpg
Summary
The human-looking Cylon android Andromus and Centurion Centuri plan to use a radio station to broadcast a distress signal so that the Cylon fleet can destroy Earth, and it is up to Troy and Dillon to stop them.

Quote

Arnie: Norman! Just in time for a fresh batch of meatballs.
Norman: Forget the meatballs, I'm worried.
Arnie: Forget my meatballs? Forget these morsels of heavenly splendor that I spent an hour and a half preparing?
Norman: Arnie, I don't care if you spent a year and a half! — listen
9 Space Croppers (Talk) April 27, 1980 Rain rain go away.jpg
Summary
After a Cylon attack that destroys two of the Galactican Fleet's Agro ships, Troy and Dillon are sent to Earth to set up an agricultural colony. In Southern California, they befriend a local Hispanic farmer who is struggling to keep his farm in the face of drought and the influence of his neighbor, a powerful rancher who controls the access to water for irrigation.

Quote

Imperious Leader: I'm growing impatient waiting for the Galactican fleet to lead us to the last outpost of humanity. Launch a full-scale attack on their agricultural ships. We must destroy their food supply, thereby forcing them to lead us to Earth.
Centurion: By your command.
10 The Return of Starbuck (Talk) May 4, 1980 Starbuckandcy.jpg
Summary
Doctor Zee relates a dream he had about a pilot called Starbuck to Commander Adama; thus revealing Starbuck's fate.

Quote

Starbuck: Well, this is a grand day! Only been in charge of this planet for three days and already I've doubled the population! I do hereby declare myself president-elect, if that's all right with you.
Cy: Die, human.
Starbuck: Don't be ridiculous. — listen