Battlestar Galactica is an absolutely fabulous science fiction series, which
aired for one season in 1978. Six additional shows, of lesser quality, called
Galactica 1980 aired in 1980, minus the cast members and most of the other
elements that made the show great.
Novels by Richard Hatch and Christopher Golden
Recently, Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo
in the original series, has been trying to revive the show. To this end, he has
written two Battlestar novels (A third is slated to be released in 1999.).
Battlestar Galactica: Armageddon
- Hatch and Golden pick up the story eighteen years after the story in the original series left off. Commander Adama dies and
the fleet must choose between Athena and Apollo as his successor while battling the Cylons and Count Iblis.
Battlestar Galactica: Warhawk
- The search for Earth continues.
Other Battlestar Galactica Books
A variety of Battlestar Galactica stories have been written by fans
of the series. The following stories and reference sources are ones
that have been published and are currently in print.
- James Lely presents the story of the Battlestar Galactica; this book also contains discussions with the actors
and details about special effects.
- This edition by Simons is aimed at infants and preschool children.
Unearthing Battlestar Galactica: An Episode Guide and Analysis of the 1978
Science Fiction Television Series and Its Short-Lived Sequel, Galactica 1980
- This promises to be an excellent reference source for all Battlestar fans.
Video Formats of Battlestar Galactica
These are the episodes that are currently available in video format. All
shows are in VHS format unless otherwise specified.
- John Colicos, who played Baltar, says this was his favorite episode.
- This is the pilot, which began the adventure; the series starred Lorne Greene.
Fire in Space
- This episode is a favorite of writing partners Terrence McDonneell and Jim Carlson.
Gun on Ice Planet Zero/Parts 1&2
- This two-part episode finds the Galactica fleet forced to depend on the skills of prisoners in order to disable a weapon that
threatens to destroy them all.
- Galactica's flight continues.
Lost Planet of the Gods/Parts 1&2
- This two-part episode takes Galactica to what may be the homeworld for the colonies.
- The dangers faced by Colonial warriors go far beyond simple attacks by Cylons.
- Some things are not quite what they seem to be.
Man With 9 Lives
- Some people are harder to kill than anyone imagines.
Murder on the Rising Star
- A science fiction, "whodunit" of the first caliber; another favorite of writer Jim Carlson's.
- Captain Starbuck finds himself allying with some rather unusual children to battle some particularly
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