Galactica 1980

The Super Scouts (1)

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 3/16/80
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  • Episode Description
  • When the Cylons launch a surprise attack on the fleet, Adama sends Troy and Dillon to take the children to Earth for their own safety.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Barry Van Dyke

    Lieutenant Dillon

  • Kent McCord

    Captain Troy

  • Lorne Greene

    Commander Adama

  • Robyn Douglass

    Jamie Hamilton

  • Glen A. Larson

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Troy and Dillion take a group of Galactican children to Earth and then three are poisoned by industrial waste. Dr. Zee in his magical new ship saves their lives.

    By dragonlotsm, Jan 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Dillon: (pulls up on motorcycle) What's all the excitement?
      Jamie: You....and those....Super Scouts you have with you!

    • (Dillon stumbles out of store) Troy: What happened? Dillon: (nodding towards the revolving door) I don't know. I went in and threw me back out. Troy: Threw you out? Dillon: Troy, you don't suppose they have some kind of alien detector, do you?

    • Troy : Children, we won't going back to the fleet. You're about to be the first children from the stars to set foot on the planet Earth.

    • Troy: Attack claxon..! Dillon: Must be a mistake... the Cylons haven't attacked in a generation!

    • Adama: So we have tools we cannot use, medicines we cannot offer and knowledge we cannot share....

    Notes (5)

    • Patrick Stuart takes over the role of Dr. Zee from Robbie Rist. Also, he no longer wears the glasses the character wore in the pilot. Nor does his voice echo and sound like an elderly woman.

    • This episode returns to the original BSG standard of utilizing similar yet different terminology for time, currency, animals and other everyday items. Dillon refers to gold as "aurics," and there is a reference to "yahrens" instead of years. Use of Earth terms comes only after study with the langutron.

    • The air of Earth is thinner than that of the fleet and, presumably, the 12 colonies. This is reminiscent of the Terran colony planet in the original BSG episode "Greetings from Earth."

    • The title refers to two plot points: First, because the fleet's gravity is set higher than Earth's, it's residents are stronger than Earth humans and have the ability to jump high. Second, they pose as Boy Scouts in attempts to blend in.

    • This two-parter is a rather obvious attempt to address the dangers of pollution, as three of the Galactica children drink contaminated water and fall ill.

    Trivia (4)

    • It's interesting to note that Boomer, though promoted to an administrative type rank of Colonel, is also an active Viper pilot.

    • The attack on the school ship makes extensive usage of footage from the episode "Fire in Space" of the original Battlestar Galactica series.

    • Highlight from episode are shown pror to opening credits of episode.

    • Goof: The military, seeking information on a UFO, inexplicably allows the press to accompany them. Most investigations are sealed from public inquiry.

    Allusions (1)

    • CHP Officer: How come this never happens to those two guys on TV? When Troy and Dillon activate their cycle flight modes to escape the California Highway Patrol motorcycles, one of the officers comments that this never happens to "those two guys on TV." This is a reference to the series "ChiPs," which focuses on a pair of CHP motorcycle officers. The disco-esque version of the Galactica theme is similar to the orchestration of the "ChiPs" theme.

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