Season 1 Episode 9 "The Young Lords"
Shot down by Cylons, Starbuck crash lands on Attila, a planet on the far edge of Omega Sector and finds himself rescued from a phalanx of Cylons by a family of children. Kyle, the young leader of these self proclaimed warriors, soon hatches a plan to trade Starbuck to Outpost commander Specter for his captured father.
The sing-song method of learning the attack plan on the garrison is reminiscent of the The Dirty Dozen (1967) attack plan, and is a common learning technique used in the military and sciences.
The uncredited voice of Specter was provided by Murray Matheson, who would later appear as Sire Geller in "Greetings From Earth."
The original production title for this episode was "The Young Warriors." Since the episode shown the week before was called "The Magnificent Warriors", the title was changed to "The Young Lords." A novelization by Glen A. Larson and Robert Thurston was published in August 1980 as "Battlestar Galactica 4: The Young Warriors", using the original title.
When the "unicorns" show up, if you pay close attention, you can see the horns wiggle.
Season 1 Episode 8 "The Magnificent Warriors"
After the Cylons destroy two of the fleet's Agro ships and cripple the last remaining one, Adama hopes to swap an old energizer for seed on the planet Sectar in Quadrant Zeta. Unfortunately, Siress Belloby won't give up the energizer unless the commander courts her. Down on the planet, the inhabitants of the small Agro community of Serenity are looking for a new dispensable constable to hold off the Borays, who raid the town each high moon.
During the opening battle sequence, there are several instances of recycled footage from the film "Silent Running". As the Cylons attack the first 'Agroship' an interior shot of one of the domes is shown. Just a few frames before an explosion is cut in you can see Bruce Dern, in his "Silent Running" uniform, start to walk into the shot.
The ships from the movie Silent Running (1972) were re-used in one episode as "Agro Ships". This was stock footage from the earlier Universal production, as the original (there was only one) was destroyed at the end of filming.
The makeup design for the Borays was apparently based on a similar pig-like alien who greeted Starbuck and Boomer at the Carillon casino in a scene that was cut from "Saga of a Star World" (although the character can still be glimpsed in some shots).
Guest star Barry Nelson was leaving for England to begin shooting on The Shining (1980) when he was cast in this episode. Costume designer Jean-Pierre Dorléac had to meet him at the New York Airport where Nelson was changing planes to return to Los Angeles to size him up for his costume. On his first day of shooting, Nelson arrived at seven for a fitting and Dorléac had him on set in costume at ten.
The first and only appearance of the Colonial power sled.
The plot of this episode was influenced by the classic 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven" (hence the similarity of the title), which itself was an American interpretation of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpiece "Seven Samurai." The same basic story was also used in two other science-fiction productions: "Message From Space", a 1978 Japanese "Star Wars" clone, and Roger Corman's 1980 sci-fi adventure, "Battle Beyond the Stars."
Season 1 Episode 7 "Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 2"
As Apollo and the team of convicted specialists brave the snowy mountain to blow up the Ravashol Pulsar, the criminals plan their escape. Starbuck is still determined to make a detour and rescue cadet Cree, but the Theta clones object to the destruction of their creator's weapon.
First use of a lower pitch for commanding Cylon Centurions, given to First Centurion Vulpa without on-screen explanation, making his voice as distinct as his armor color. Before, his voice was indistinguishable from the other Centurions. This change persists for the remaining run of the franchise.
Dan O'Herlihy (Dr. Ravashol) later appeared -- in heavy alien makeup -- in "The Last Starfighter" (1984) as Alex Rogan's reptilian Gunstar navigator, Grig.
Season 1 Episode 6 "Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 1"
A special task force, mostly made up out of convicts, is dispatched to destroy a giant Cylon operated pulsar cannon on the planet Aracta directly in the Colonial Fleet's path. Having lost a cadet on the planet earlier, Starbuck is eager to join the expedition for once. Boxey and Muffit also join the group as stowaways.
Season 1 Episode 5 "The Long Patrol"
Starbuck's unplanned double-date with Cassiopeia and Athena on the recently-reopened luxury liner Rising Star is interrupted when the Galactica picks up long-range transmission traffic indicting human life in a distant solar system on the other side of a vast asteroid dust field.
The concept of a vehicle with a sentient talking computer would be repeated in another Glen A. Larson series, Knight Rider (1982).
Robber's asteroid home is in fact the same set that was used in Battlestar Galactica: The Lost Warrior (1978).
The word 'Starchaser' is written on the side of Starbuck's Recon Viper.
The enforcer who tosses Starbuck his nameplate was played by Robert Hathaway, Noah Hathaway's father.
Baltar returns -- albeit briefly -- after having been left trapped in the rubble on Kobol in Part II of "Lost Planet of the Gods."
Season 1 Episode 4 "The Lost Warrior"
Apollo crashes on the Wild West like planet Equellus after being pursued by four Cylon fighters. Taken in by a widow named Vella and her son Puppis, Apollo takes on crime boss La Certa and Red-Eye, a Cylon centurion turned formidable gunfighter who killed Vella's husband Martin.
Both Red West and Lance LeGault were good friends with Elvis Presley.
Donald P. Bellisario based "The Lost Warrior" from the western novel "Shane".
Three characters' names - Puppis, Bootes and Lacerta - are based on constellations, but not zodiac constellations, as the colonies are. Puppis is the stern of the Greek ship Argo, Bootes is a charioteer, and Lacerta is - quite appropriately - a lizard.
The Old West frontier-style town set used in this episode will be seen again in "The Long Patrol" and "The Magnificent Warriors."
Befitting of a world paralleling the Old West, the planet name Equellus is similar to the word Equus, which is Latin for Horse.
Lance LeGault would later play a recurring role on Magnum, PI, which was created and produced by Galactica Writer/Producer Donald P Bellisario, and co-starred Larry Manetti, who played the role of Colonial Warrior Giles.
Season 1 Episode 3 "Lost Planet of the Gods: Part 2"
After traversing a large void in space, the Galactica and the refugee fleet discover the home planet of their species, Kobol.
Jane Seymour's final appearance as Serina.
A second unit crew was sent to Abu Simbel, Egypt, to film long shots of Adama, Apollo and Serina with the pyramids and other ancient landmarks, depicting the surface of Kobol. The crew hired local people from their hotel to stand-in for the three characters. Since Egyptian law prohibited women wearing men's clothes, Serina had to be played by a young boy.
Aside from the pilot episode, this is the first of only two occasions during the entire series (the other being "The Magnificent Warriors") in which Adama leaves the fleet to go down to a planet's surface.
The word "sealing" instead of "marriage" is taken from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Glen Larson was a member of the Mormon Church and borrowed many concepts from Mormon theology.
Season 1 Episode 2 "Lost Planet of the Gods: Part 1"
When a large number of Colonial Warriors come down with a serious infection, Apollo and Starbuck must train a number of female shuttle pilots to fly Vipers for combat duty.
The form-fitting "g-suits" modeled by the female viper pilots most likely are designed to be with under the normal flight uniforms to make up for a lack of inertial dampeners in the Vipers.
This is the only episode of the show to feature foreign location footage shot especially for Battlestar Galactica. A second unit was sent to Egypt where stand-ins for Jane Seymour, Richard Hatch and Lorne Greene were filmed walking through the ruins at Luxor.
In the opening teaser footage, there is a scene in which Starbuck, while training the female cadets, says, 'Remember, you're flying a viper. Thinking what you want it to do is enough to make it happen.' This doesn't appear in the actual episode.
Season 1 Episode 1 "Saga of a Star World"
The Twelve Colonies of Man are annihilated by the Cylons. Adama, commanding the last surviving Battlestar, takes it upon himself to lead all remaining survivors aboard 220 ships to find a new home. After the Galactica's fighter pilots successfully navigate a path through the Nova of Madagon minefield, the spoiled Sire Uri proposes to settle down on Carillon, where food and entertainment are provided by the natives. However, Adama suspects a Cylon trap.
Terry Carter was initially cast as Lt. Boomer but broke his ankle while skating at Venice Beach with his daughter. Since he was unable to play the more physical part of Boomer, Glen A. Larson cast Carter as Colonel Tigh instead. All during the three-hour pilot, Colonel Tigh has his left leg in a cast.
The original shooting model, restored for a display at Universal Studios several years after "Galactica 1980" wrapped production, went missing when the display was removed. The model, which Universal views as stolen property, has yet to be recovered.
The most expensive television series up to that time. The three million dollar three hour premiere was released overseas in Sensurround.
In the elevators on Carillon, the floor indicator buttons use the Mayan numbering system (a dot for ones, a bar for fives).
The original premiere was interrupted for over one hour during the signing of the Israel/Egypt peace accord by Israeli president Menachem Begin and Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat, overseen by President Jimmy Carter.
Baltar, played by John Colicos, was beheaded in the Imperious Leader's chamber in the original film, but this was viewed as unsatisfactory by test audiences, and for the three-part series premiere some new dialog by Patrick Macnee as Imperious Leader was recorded around re-edited footage to make it out that the Cylons order Baltar removed for public execution, only to spare him outright in a new epilogue personally directed by Glen A. Larson as a new Imperious Leader assigns Baltar to lead Cylon forces.
According to "Battlestar Galactica" canon, Carillon was the primary source of fuel for the Cylons during their long war with the humans.
According to Richard Hatch on the 25th anniversary DVD audio commentary, Apollo was originally named 'Skyler' and the name wasn't changed until several days into production.
Because of its triple length the DVD edition counts "Saga of a Star World" as three episodes.
President Adar says that the human civilization is approaching its seventh millennium, meaning that their recorded history is 7,000 years old. Much of their art and architecture mimics Ancient Egypt, whose civilization began in 3150 B.C. This means that the Galactic humans predate Egyptians by several thousand years.
A slightly re-edited version of the film was released as a theatrical movie in some foreign markets prior to the show's debut as a way to recoup budgetary expenses. The movie version would later be released to US theaters in Spring 1979, following the show's original run.
The Galactica is often referred to in the series as the oldest ship in the fleet and destined for a museum, but without being specific. In the final episode of the series ("The Hand of God" 4/29/1979), Apollo reveals that the Galactica was launched "over 500 yahrens ago." According to BattlestarWiki, fans have established a "yahren" (equivalent to a Colonial year) as being equivalent to approximately 250 Earth days, or a little more than 2/3 of an Earth year. That still makes Galactica an extremely old ship at over 340 Earth years old. In terms of Earth history, it would be like continuing to use a warship from about 1680 C.E. Put another way, it would be almost like the United States being in such dire straits militarily that it recommissioned the USS Constitution (aka"Old Ironsides").
Season 1 Episode 8 "Aurora Borealis: A Fairy Tale for Big People" *Season Finale
While Joel gives Ed golf lessons, the Indian warns him Adam is around, the never actually seen monster-prankster, blamed for all kinds of weirdness since 15 years. Passing the night in his car in the woods after diagnosing a park ranger Burns, Joel is apparently robbed, actually taken in, by very human loner Vietnam vet Adam. Chris is delighted his instinctive sculptural inspiration fits the astronomical phenomenon Aurora Borealis (northern light). Chris accepts help from lost motor-biker Bernard, and discovers they share a lot, even an identity essential.
Season 1 Episode 7 "A Kodiak Moment"
Hearing his brother and only surviving fellow Minnifeld died, Maurice looks for a 'son' to adopt. After Joel declines, he gets Chris to try, but although generosity gets them through the hard stuff, a game of croquet proves you can't adopt 'breeding'.
Season 1 Episode 6 "Sex, Lies, and Ed's Tapes"
There's much to deal with in Cicely when Shelly's husband arrives with the hopes of taking her back to Saskatchewan, much to the astonishment of Holling. Furthermore, Maggie's boyfriend fears he will soon die as the next victim of the O'Connell curse and Ed searches for inspiration while working on his movie script.
In this episode, we learn that the population of Cicely was 839. This is a reference to the fact that the budget for each episode was $839,000.
This was the only time Buffalo Child portrayed Dave the Cook. From Northern Exposure: War and Peace (1991) on he was played by William J. White.
Season 1 Episode 5 "Russian Flu"
Dr. Joel Fleischman has his hands full when his fiancé Elaine flies to Cicely for a visit. He becomes so busy trying to defend himself against the townspeople's charges that he is a KGB agent releasing the Russian flu upon them and competing with Marilyn over the best treatment for the illness, that he has no time to spend with his betrothed. Instead Maggie, entertains Elaine, which only further annoys Joel.
This episode pays homage to another show that was being shot in the Washington state region at the same time - Twin Peaks (1990). The falls that Joel and Elaine visit also feature in the David Lynch/ Mark Frost show, the music is very reminiscent of Angelo Badalamenti's iconic score and there are references to coffee, cherry pie and a Log Lady.
Season 1 Episode 4 "Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens"
Shelly becomes pregnant and a wedding is arranged, but Holling has a deep-rooted fear - both his father and grandfather lived over a century, while their wives died young, leaving them alone and grieving for over sixty years each. Holling vowed to avoid their fate. Meanwhile, Maurice and Fleischman entertain a Japanese investor interested in building a resort in Cicely.
Alaska has boroughs, not counties.
Season 1 Episode 3 "Soapy Sanderson"
Dr. Joel Fleischman is depressed when grumpy old patient Soapy Sanderson completely ignores his medical advice, and is stunned when he and Maggie are named joint executors of his 140 acres forest estate where only wolves live.
Although she had appeared in the previous two episodes, this is the first time where Cynthia Geary actually has any dialogue.
Season 1 Episode 2 "Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence"
Dr. Joel Fleischman slowly starts accepting his desperately desolate fate, despite a defective shower leaving him to choose between swallowing his pride in order to get Maggie's plumbing help or bathing in the utterly icy lake.
The actress Armenia Miles who plays Mrs. Anku is the mother of Elaine Miles who plays Marilyn Whirlwind. In later episodes, Armenia Miles plays Marilyn's mother.
Season 1 Episode 1 "Pilot"
Episode aired 12 July 1990
A doctor from New York City adjusts to life in a rural town in Alaska.
When Joel arrives in Cicely, the population of the town is shown as 215, corrected from previously 214, on the Welcometo Cicely sign. In a later episode the town's population is 839, as a joking reference to the show's budget of $839,000. This rise of the population is never explained.
The character of Ed at one point quotes from St. Elsewhere (1982), praising the show. The creators of Northern Exposure (1990), Joshua Brand and John Falsey were the masterminds behind St. Elsewhere (1982).
Maurice tells Joel that he had to paint the apostrophe in "Roslyn's Cafe" himself, because the artist who had done the mural was so high on weed that he forgot it. In truth, the apostrophe and letter s were added by the crew to the existing mural in the Washington town of Roslyn, where the show was filmed. They were removed again after filming.
Series 1 Episode 5 "Daisy's Toyboy"
In an attempt to get his attention, Daisy picks up a toy boy who, with any luck, will make Onslow jealous. Meanwhile, Hyacinth forces Elizabeth and Richard to help her organize the set up of a function at the church hall.
Series 1 Episode 3 "Stately Home"
After an eventful visits at Daddy's, Hyacinth and Richard visit a stately home where they wait to catch a glimpse of the residing family. But Hyacinth's attempts to attract her ladyships eye are stifled when Daisy, Onslow and Rose turn up.
Series 1 Episode 2 "The New Vicar"
Hyacinth's plans to have the vicar and his wife over for a formal afternoon tea are squashed when her sister Daisy and Onslow come to her house informing her that Daddy had been kidnapped by a gypsy. Then, to make matters worse, Rose arrives, on her way to her own funeral.
Series 1 Episode 1 "Daddy's Accident"
Episode aired 29 October 1990
Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet), an overbearing hostess, is stunned when her less-than-well-off sisters Daisy and Rose inform her that their father has been taken to the hospital. Hyacinth is even more stunned however when she finds out why he was taken there.
Season 1 Episode 21 "Three Stories"
House's ex Stacy Warner asks him to treat her husband. House takes over a diagnostics class for a day and presents the class with three case studies of leg pain. As House tells his story and the class gradually fills up with listeners, the class learns a lot about how to be better doctors, and Chase, Foreman and Cameron learn some important details of House's past.
Jennifer Morrison and Josh Zuckerman also co-starred in Surviving Christmas.
This episode is ranked at 66th in "TV Guide's Top 100 T.V. Episodes" of all time.
Second Highest rated episode of the series
First episode where the team isn't actively treating a patient.
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