Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 8

The Gun on Ice Planet Zero (1)

3
Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Oct 22, 1978 on ABC

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    • Goof: In this episode, several clips of warriors rushing to the launch bay from their quarters are shown. These are all from the pilot "Saga Of A Star World". One of them is from the card game scene at the beginning of the pilot. Starbuck can be seen at the table in a wide shot as the pilots rush from the room at a time in the story when Starbuck is on the planet.

    • First appearance of a gold plated Cylon, which is the base commander.

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    • Episode Title and Plot: This episode borrows heavily from the 1961 classic war movie The Guns of Navarone. Common elements between the movie and the episode include: A friendly fleet has to navigate passage through an area controlled by enemy artillery, the need to create a team to infiltrate enemy territory and disable the weapons, a unit commanded by loyal officers but containing potentially dangerous criminals, aid provided by locals under enemy rule, a suspenseful countdown concerning whether the enemy firepower will be blown up before friendly forces come under enemy fire and more.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title and Plot:
      This episode borrows heavily from the 1961 classic war movie The Guns of Navarone. Common elements between the movie and the episode include: A friendly fleet has to navigate passage through an area controlled by enemy artillery, the need to create a team to infiltrate enemy territory and disable the weapons, a unit commanded by loyal officers but containing potentially dangerous criminals, aid provided by locals under enemy rule, a suspenseful countdown concerning whether the enemy firepower will be blown up before friendly forces come under enemy fire and more.