Galactica 1980

Season 1 Episode 8

The Night the Cylons Landed (2)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 1980 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Still chasing the humanoid Cylon, Troy and Dillon track him to a radio station, where he tries to send a signal to his Basestar.

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  • This is where the concept of Cylon androids was REALLY born!

    This two-parter was part of a four-hour "Best of..." marathon, on SCIFI Channel, yesterday. And, I loved it, just as much as I did the first time I saw it!

    The funniest part was the running gag where everybody used the same sound effect to describe Andromus' bodyguard to the cops.

    "And, it had this one red eye that kept going back and forth. SHOOM! SHOOM! SHOOM! SHOOM!"

    Almost as funny was Kent McCord (Crichton's Dad on FARSCAPE) and Barry Van Dyke (son of Dick) pursuing Andromus and his bodyguard in white tuxedos. Thank the Lords of Kobol it was Halloween!

    Most important of all, of course, was their prevention of the broadcast that would've betrayed Earth's location to the Cylons. If only the Good Guys could have been just as effective in preventing "BSG: The Remake!"moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: Troy and Dillon disguise themselves in white tuxedos and are thrust on stage during a musical where they pick up an actress and turn invisible. When they are visible, she is sitting on their shoulders with her legs sticking out in front of her. After they turn invisible, her legs point straight down as if she is being hoisted by wires. Apparently, no one reminded the actress she should hold her legs out as if she was sitting on something.

    • Highlights from "The Night The Cylons Landed (1)" are shown after opening credits and before start of this episode.

    • Highlights from episode are shown prior to opening credits.

    • When they have a shot (from underneath) of the Galactica moving through space, it is going backwards.

    • The Centurion wanders into the kitchen and someone turns on the microwave, causing the Centurion to malfunction and collapse. Quite an amusing scene, but are we supposed to believe that in 1,000 years of war, the supposedly technologically advanced colonials never figured out the deliterious effects of microwaves on Cylon circuitry, or that the Cylons never devised a counter to it?

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Andromus: (to Wolfman Jack) Some day, you Earth people will come to understand just how unimportant you are to running a truly efficient society.

    • Andromus: What have you done? The machine... turn off that machine!
      (red waves of energy shoot from Andromus' hands and strike the microwave... causing it to explode)
      Norman: (seeing the resuting fire) Arnie, what did you put in your meatballs? Gunpowder?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Nitpick: When the police are chasing Troy and Dillon, still in the stolen police car, through the streets of New York, Troy and Dillon get frustrated that they can't lose the police cars following them. Perhaps they should have tried turning off their police lights and sirens. Obviously they knew how to do it since they did it in the previous episode, and since it was night it would have made it easier for their police car to blend into traffic.

    • Roger Davis and Lara Parker both starred in the 1966-1971 hit Dark Shadows.