Battlestar Galactica

Season 1 Episode 13

The Living Legend (2)

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Dec 03, 1978 on ABC
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The brash Commander Cain insists that the Galactica join in on a frontal attack on the Cylons, an attack that Adama believes would be a suicide mission. Adama decides to send a commando force, comprised of personnel from both Battlestars, to a Cylon planet to get the fuel needed to escape Baltar's trap.

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  • After meeting the Battlestar Pegasus (thought destroyed in the original Cylon attack), Adama is drawn into a war for fuel and for honor by fellow Battlestar commander Cain.

    9.0
    This two-part episode has a lot going for it: the excitement of having more firepower on the side of the humans (for once), and the excitement of meeting several new characters (most notably, Cain and Sheba). With this newfound power, the Battlestar Galactica is given a chance to stop and navel-gaze for a while: should they be running from the Cylons, or bringing the fight wherever they can? Cain's charisma and different ideology offers us one of the few moments to see a real ideological conflict between our hero commander and someone else with power.



    Baltar's neuroses are brought into sharp light, often with hilarious effect: the surprise of a second Battlestar as he flies into the fray, and the hysterical outburst as he realizes that Cain is coming after *him* both offer us some laughs, as well as selling us on Cain's clever strategies.



    This two-part episode is ultimately a classic of the series for its optimism, its strong characterization, and its ability to raise some hard-hitting questions about the future of the fleet while allowing for several scenes of exciting action and daring strategy.moreless
Rod Haase

Rod Haase

Tolan

Guest Star

Ted Hamaguchi

Ted Hamaguchi

Helmsman

Guest Star

Lloyd Bridges

Lloyd Bridges

Cain

Guest Star

Patrick Macnee

Patrick Macnee

voice of Imperious Leader (uncredited)

Recurring Role

Dick Durock

Dick Durock

Imperious Leader

Recurring Role

Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr.

Greenbean

Recurring Role

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      Baltar: He's allowing us to destroy the Galactica and the fleet. Who, in their right mind, would do such a thing?
      Lucifer : May I suggest the legendary Commander Cain?
      Baltar: Cain! Ooooh, yes, Cain, of course! Cain! What does he care of the Galactica and the fleet? He wants..he wants me! Recall our fighters at once!

    • Baltar: What do you mean, they aren't where we want them?
      Lucifer: They are, at this moment, over Gamorray...
      Baltar: What??!!
      Lucifer: Blowing the pogeeze out of it, if reports are accurate.....

    • Imperious Leader: ( to Cylon Centurions) What was that? Find out before I have you scavenged for spare parts!

    • Starbuck: (Nodding towards Sheba and Cassiopeia) With support troops like this, who needs Cylons?

    • Boomer: Apollo, what are our chances of coming out of this thing? I mean, we're walking right into a Cylon city.
      Apollo: You really want to know...?
      Boomer: Huh. That's what I thought...

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