Galactica 1980

Season 1 Episode 9

Space Croppers

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 27, 1980 on ABC
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Episode Summary


Troy and Dillon form a partnership with an immigrant farmer to produce crops to feed the Galactica refugees after the Cylons destroy the fleet's agroships.

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  • After the Cylons destroy two of the fleet's agro ships, Troy and Dillion are sent to Earth to secure land to grow crops and run into prejudice against the farmer they become partners with.moreless

    Dana Elcar (Peter Thornton from MacGyver)plays a wonderful meany and comes off well as a desperate man trying to keep his position of power in the community. Particualarly amusing is the scene where he challenges Troy and Dillion to ride Satan, the crazy horse, and they use their technology to calm the animal. He tosses down his hat and the horse smashes it almost like Satan was saying "That's my revenge on you."

    The music played during the crop growing sequence is one of the best pieces in the entire series. Well worth watching just for this alone.

    Did tire of Dr. Zee always saving the day. He continually made Adama look like a complete idiot and we all know the commander was a lot smarter than that or else they would never have survived earlier Cylon attacks.moreless
Ana Alicia

Ana Alicia

Gloria Alonzo

Guest Star

Ned Romero

Ned Romero

Hector Alonzo

Guest Star

Anna Navarro

Anna Navarro

Louise Alonzo

Guest Star

Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Herbert Jefferson Jr.


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Imperious Leader: I'm growing impatient waiting for the Galactican fleet to lead us to the last outpost of humanity. Launch a full scale attack on their agricultural ships! We must destroy their food supply... thereby forcing them to lead us to Earth.
      Cylon: By your command.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Philip Levien is credited under the name Philip Levine.

    • This was the penultimate episode of Galactica 1980 and like the penultimate episode of the original Galactica "Take the Celestra" it was directed by Daniel Haller and featured Ana Alicia.

    • Ana Alicia, (Gloria) previously played Aurora in the original BSG episode "Take the Celestra".

    • The plot is reminiscent of the original BSG episode "The Magnificent Warriors," which features the Cylons destroying two argo ships and requiring Galactica to send a patrol to gather seed on an outlying farm world. There is also a connection with "Greetings From Earth," which features a farm staffed by an android named Hector. Here the farm owner is named Hector.

    • This episode deals with racism.


    • Wooden flying saucers:
      Rogers said, "Don't you take any wooden flying saucers now." This comes from the old phrase "Don't take any wooden nickels", which warns gullible people not to fall for schemes or swindles, and specifically refers to the worthlessness of nickels made of wood, which were passed off as real coins at times in the past.