"Saga of a Star World"
(or "Battlestar: Galactica"
) is the pilot
for the American science fiction television series
of Battlestar Galactica
which was produced in 1978 by Glen A. Larson
. A re-edit of the episode was released theatrically as Battlestar Galactica
in Canada, Australia and some countries in Europe and Latin America before the television series aired in the U.S., in order to help recoup its high production costs. Later, in May 1979, the feature-film edit was also released in the U.S. (see below)
is set in a distant star system, in an age described as "the seventh millennium of time." Twelve colonies of humans, living on different worlds, have been fighting a 1,000 year war against the robotic
race of Cylons
, who seek to exterminate all of humanity.
The Cylons have unexpectedly sued for peace, through the diplomatic agency of a human, Count Baltar
. The human leaders and the commanders of their military fleet are all too pleased by the Cylon offer of peace, which ends so many years of warfare. The powerful "Battlestars
" are assembled for armistice talks with Humanity's age-old robotic enemy. But it's all a deception – Baltar has betrayed humanity for personal gain, and the Cylons have no intention of making peace. Commander Adama, of the battlestar Galactica
, suspects that the Cylons are planning a trap.
Adama is the only battlestar commander... Read More