2hrs 28mins | NR | View Trailer
Friday, Jun 29, 2012 9:30 PM
Witness the 1978 ABC TV pilot that started it all. Here is where the story of space genocide, survival, political strife and the word “Frack” began. After a thousand-year war with the robot race of Cylons, the human race is duped into believing peace is at hand only to have their military fleet lured into an ambush and destroyed.
Featuring an all-star TV cast including Dirk Benedict (The A Team), Lorne Greene (Bonanza), Richard Hatch (The Streets of San Francisco) and Jane Seymore (Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman) and the special effects and art design teams responsible for “Star Wars”, the pilot was unlike anything seen on TV before.
Although the main plot points are the same, the original show is very different from the beloved re-imagined Sci Fi Channel series of the last decade. This is the 70's in outer space complete with alien disco singers (four eyes and two mouths!), Cylons that sound like Mr. Roboto, feathered hair and big medallions.