Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
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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 ... See full summary »


Rod Holcomb


Glen A. Larson (created by), Donald P. Bellisario (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hatch ... Captain Apollo
Dirk Benedict ... Lieutenant Starbuck
Lorne Greene ... Commander Adama
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Lieutenant Boomer
John Colicos ... Count Baltar (credit only)
Maren Jensen ... Lieutenant Athena (credit only)
Noah Hathaway ... Boxey
Laurette Spang ... Cassiopeia
Tony Swartz Tony Swartz ... Flight Sergeant Jolly
Terry Carter ... Colonel Tigh
Katherine Cannon ... Vella (as Kathy Cannon)
Lance LeGault ... Bootes
Claude Earl Jones ... Lacerta
Red West ... Marco
Johnny Timko Johnny Timko ... Puppis




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. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Did You Know?


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. See more »


As Apollo removes the branches from around his Viper after he crashes, you can hear the scraping sounds of the branches against plastic: obviously what the mock Viper is largely made out of. See more »


Cassiopeia: That does it! He should have been in bed centons ago. And what are you hotshots doing teaching him to drink and play cards and smoke?
Lt. Boomer: It's only fruit juice.
Giles: He's the one that's winning.
Lt. Starbuck: I'm not letting him smoke.
Cassiopeia: Oh, you're not?
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Edited into The Cylons of 'Battlestar Galactica' (2004) See more »


Exploration/Theme from Battlestar Galactica
Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Western in space, prelude to Firefly
21 April 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Western set-up in space. Doesn't work for the series. Full of mistakes. One thing is abundantly clear. Don't let the camera linger on a Cylon. They quickly lose effect, like a nightmare vision during daytime. And this Red Eye had me confused at first, he was very much unlike a normal Cylon with their intolerant behavior, Red Eye actually allowed himself to be kicked, twice, by a little boy. Red Eye surely is a disgrace to the entire Cylon legacy, I thought. I now understand that his memory banks were jarred, or something like that. But the whole episode plays off like a farce, this forced Western theme imposing itself, out of sync with the feel of the series theme.

Both Maren Jensen and John Colicos are especially credited for this installment, but they do not appear.

Well, well, well, what do we have here? As Vella, we have Kathy Cannon, who would jahrens (to quote the show) later become Mrs. Taylor (Kelly's Mom) on long-running BEVERLY HILLS 90210. When I first saw her here, I knew I had seen her somewhere, that darkly overclouded look, I just couldn't place her. Googled and got the answer. Anyway, Vella got more screen-time than Athena or Serina got in their episodes. I will forever be of the opinion that writing Serina out of the story (on the bequest of Jane Seymour) was the totally wrong thing to have done to the fledgling series. Anyway, way too soon for Apollo to have a new romantic interest, and Vella will have a long, long wait for jahrens to come...

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8 October 1978 (USA) See more »

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