01-27 Happy anniversary to Galactica 1980 which premired on January 27, 1980.
Set a generation after the Original Series, battlestar Galactica and its Fleet of 220 civilian ships finally discover Earth but find that the planet is technologically backward in relation to Colonial technology. As a result, Earth couldn’t defend itself against the Cylons as originally expected. Therefore, teams of Colonial Warriors are covertly sent to the planet to work incognito with various members of the scientific community, hoping to quickly advance Earth’s technology.
The promotional material for Galactica 1980 sets the series at thirty years after the events of the Original Series.
Commander Adama and Colonel Boomer—now second-in-command in place of Colonel Tigh—send Captain “Boxey” Troy, the adopted son of Adama’s own son Apollo, and Lt. Dillon to North America. The two become entangled with TV journalist Jamie Hamilton who aids them in devising ways to help Earth’s scientists and outwit the handful of Cylons that discover the planet.
Lorne Greene – Commander Adama
Robyn Douglass – Jamie Hamilton
Herb Jefferson Jr. – Colonel Boomer
Richard Lynch – Xaviar
Kent McCord – Captain Troy
Allan Miller – Colonel Sydell
James Patrick Stuart – Doctor Zee
Robbie Rist – Doctor Zee
Barry Van Dyke – Lieutenant Dillon
Greene (Adama) and Jefferson (Boomer) were the only major cast members of the Original Series to reprise their roles in the ten episodes, with Dirk Benedict reprising his role as Starbuck in the last episode.