Tear Jerker: Battlestar Galactica (1978)

aka: Battlestar Galactica Classic
  • Adama's finding the picture of his wife, Ila, amongst the ruins of his home on Caprica, in the pilot episode:
    Adama: I'm sorry Ila... I was never there when it mattered. Never...
    • And a little later when Apollo comes in:
    Apollo: Maybe mother wasn't here.
    Adama: No, she was here. She was here.
    • "That, Mr. President... was my son."
    • Watching the Atlantia explode. President Adar's last words make him very pitiable.
    • "You can fly with me anytime, little brother." Just to twist the knife a little bit, Apollo tells this to Zack, just before he dies.
  • Serina's death scene near the end of "Lost Planet of the Gods".
  • Watching Count Iblis murder Apollo as if he were swatting a fly in "War of the Gods".
  • Surprisingly enough, Commander Kronus's death scene from "Take the Celestra" was very moving.

Galactica 1980
  • The fate of Cy, Starbuck's Robot Buddy in "The Return of Starbuck".
    Starbuck: Cy it's just you and me now. One human and one Cylon.
    Cy: No Starbuck. Not human, not Cylon. Friends. (red light stops, and fades)
  • Boomer and Starbuck saying goodbye in "The Return of Starbuck."
    • Let's just say "The Return of Starbuck," full stop.

Alternative Title(s):

Battlestar Galactica Classic