40th Anniversary of Battlestar Galactica Classic Series
“ There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive—somewhere beyond the heavens! “
The iconic phrase spoken and narrated at the beginning of every episode of the Battlestsr Galactica Classic Series. Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise 40 years ago today. Its is the sci-fi epic that became a phenomenon all around the globe. It premiered on September 17,1978.
Richard Hatch as Captain Apollo Lorne Greene as Commander Adama Dirk Benedict as Lieutenant Starbuck Herbert Jefferson Jr. as Lieutenant Boomer John Colicos as Baltar Terry Carter as Colonel Tigh
Anne Lockhart as Lieutenant Sheba
Jack Stauffer as Lieutenant Bojay
Sarah Rush as Flight Corporal Rigel
Noah Hathaway as Boxey
The original series on which the SyFy Channel phenomenon was based, "Battlestar Galactica" ran for a single season on ABC from 1978 to 1979. It’s creator, Glen A. Larson ("Knight Rider," "Magnum, P.I.") and starring Richard Hatch ("Dynasty," "Santa Barbara") and Lorne Greene ("Bonanza"), "Battlestar Galactica" follows the last surviving warship after a devastating space war. The crew of the Galactica goes in search of the legendary "thirteenth tribe of humanity" and its settlement, "Earth," while being pursued by warrior robots called Cylons. In its 24-episode run, "Battlestar Galactica" featured guest stars Ed Begley Jr. ("St. Elsewhere," "Arrested Development"), Jane Seymour ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"), Lloyd Bridges ("Roots," "North and South, Book II"), Lew Ayres ("State Fair," the "Dr. Kildare" film series), John de Lancie ("Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Torchwood"), Rick Springfield ("General Hospital"), Ray Milland ("Dial M for Murder," "Love Story") and Ian Abercrombie ("Twin Peaks," "Seinfeld," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"). Behind-the-camera talents included writer Donald P. Bellisario ("Quantum Leap," "JAG"), director Winrich Kolbe ("Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Millennium") and special effects wizard John Dykstra ("Star Wars," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Spider-Man," "X-Men: First Class"). Despite airing for only a single season, "Battlestar Galactica" won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama and Emmys for Outstanding Costume Design and Creative Technical Crafts. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and a Grammy for Best Original Score. In addition, Richard Hatch was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best TV Actor - Drama.
The Classic Battlestar Galactica is one of a kind show, whose strong base followings through the years, shows the loyalty of the fans. A lot of the cast members from the original show are no longer with us, but their memories will forever live on for generations to come. For those cast members that are still with us, they all hold a special place in the hearts of the many fans all around the world, as they continue to represent what the show is all about. The Battlestar Galactica Classic Series made such a big impact that a remake version of the show came along. That too, was a phenomenal success.
So, to all fans of the Battlestar Galactica Classic Series, today, is a day of celebration. The BSG Classic Series is now 40 YAHRENS OLD. It is because of all of you, THE FANS, that the show continue to LIVE in the hearts and memories of many fans all around the world. Continue to "Keep The Faith Alive" Colonial Warriors and Cylons alike. May the Lords of Kobol keep all of you safe!
So Say We All!