Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 3

Saga of a Star World (3)

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 17, 1978 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Starbuck and Apollo have to short circuit the elevator wiring to reach the lower levels. But Boxey, who would have no idea which wires to cross, manages to get down to the mining level all by himself. Edit: I do not believe this to be a goof. That elevator was actually rigged to bring people to the bottom to become food for the Orions. This was why Boxey was able to get down there.

    • The chimpanzee inside the Daggit suit was named Evie, short for Evolution.

  • Quotes

    • Commander Adama: Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... a shining planet known as Earth.

    • Athena: Sir, we're picking up attack signals between purple and orange squadrons. We don't have purple and orange squadrons.
      Adama: (confused) Purple and orange?
      Col. Tigh: Starbuck and Apollo?
      Adama: Lord help them both.

    • Cylon Centurion: Our Raiders are all destroyed.
      Imperious Leader: All destroyed? How? We took them by surprise.
      Centurion: (Sarcastically) Apparently it was not as big a surprise as we had hoped for.

  • Notes

    • John Dykstra, Richard Edlund and Joe Goss won the 1979 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Technical Crafts" for this episode.
      John E. Chilberg II, Mickey S. Michaels and Lowell Chambers were nominated for the 1979 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Art Direction for a Series" for this episode.

    • Baltar was originally slated to die in this episode, with the near beheading actually taking place. This was shown in the Marvel Comics adaptation which was released 3 months prior to this episode, and Colicos can be seen practicing the death scene in the DVD set extras for this episode. Glen Larson was so impressed with Colicos' performance that he had the script re-written and scenes re-shot to keep him on the show. Curiously enough, Baltar is also shown bald in the adaptation though no explanation has been given for this from Marvel, Colicos or Larson.

  • Allusions

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