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Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 12

The Living Legend (1)

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Nov 26, 1978 on ABC
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Episode Summary


The fleet is buoyed by the appearance of the battlestar Pegasus, led by Commander Cain, which was thought to have been destroyed two years earlier. Cain and Adama clash over strategies and Cain takes drastic action to accomplish his goals.

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    Rod Haase

    Rod Haase


    Guest Star

    Lloyd Bridges

    Lloyd Bridges


    Guest Star

    Jack Stauffer

    Jack Stauffer


    Guest Star

    Felix Silla

    Felix Silla


    Recurring Role

    Jonathan Harris

    Jonathan Harris

    Lucifer (voice)

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Goof: After Cain's first meeting with Adama in his quarters, Adama invites Cain to stay aboard the Galactica to enjoy their hospitality. The next scene shows an exterior of the Pegasus and then we hear Cain asking Apollo and Starbuck for help in locating his lost love Cassiopeia.

      • Goof: Galactica's sensors detect a second Battlestar Pegasus, which is a shock to everyone aboard. Then its Commander, Cain, speaks with Adama via video hookup, and announces that he'll be arriving at Galactica momentarily. Yet he arrives in a Galactica shuttle, marked "GAL 356", which hasn't been sent to go get him since they only just now discovered Pegasus exists. Even worse, this is the same shuttle destroyed several episodes ago when it crashed on Ice Planet Zero.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Baltar: Burn, Galactica. You're finished, Adama!
        Cylon: Sir, if I may...
        Baltar: I don't want to miss a moment of the last battlestar's destruction.
        Cylon: I really think you should take a look at the other battlestar.
        Baltar: What are you babbling about? I... no, it's impossible!
        Cylon: No, it is a battlestar.
        Baltar: Turn, you fool, turn! She's coming right for us!

      • Lucifer: Begging your pardon, Baltar, but don't you think we should first go through the formality of conquering the humans before ordering the victory celebration?
        Baltar: That has a note of sarcasm , Lucifer. Watch yourself! You're not the only IL series Cylon who dreams of standing next to the greatest conqueror in all the universe.
        Lucifer: Forgive my impudence.
        Baltar: Mmmm....

      • Lucifer: It should be quite a good battle.
        Baltar: It will be no battle at all. A single battlestar is no match for three base ships. No, my dear Lucifer, what we have here is a rout, a humiliation, a massacre.

      • Cain: You won't see them on your scanner, Captain.
        Apollo : Then how are we...?
        Cain: I can feel them, Captain. I can feel them....

      • Boxey: Poor Starbuck. Oh well, he's got Athena and Miriam and Noday and....
        Apollo: Will you stop?

      • Adama: (seeing the image of Cain in a nearby monitor) Cain! By all that's holy...
        Cain: There's nothing holy about me except maybe what I'm doing to those gall mogging Cylons!
        Adama: It's a miracle, Cain! A blessed miracle!
        Cain: I make my own miracles but have it your way.

      • Cain: Well, my friends, our troubles are over.
        Apollo: How do you mean, sir?
        Cain: Tomorrow, we go on the offensive. We'll show those gall mogging Cylons how to fight now. Yes, by the lords of Kobol, the Cylon Empire is about to fall!

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