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''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to ''Squares'', except that it had only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If a player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, (s)he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.

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''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to ''Squares'', except that it had only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers.numbers forming a triangle around them. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If a player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, (s)he they then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.


* ObviousRulePatch: In the first run, the Battlestars Two endgame originally just had the three blocks removed via cards; sometime around early December 1981, they started letting the contestants pick any number before the cards were scanned. However, this would often lead to a wasted pick (and hence having to scan another card), so they changed it quickly to have the contestant pick a number ''after' the cards were scanned.

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* ObviousRulePatch: In the first run, the Battlestars Two endgame originally just had the three blocks removed via cards; sometime around early December 1981, they started letting the contestants pick any number before the cards were scanned. However, this would often lead to a wasted pick (and hence having to scan another card), so they changed it quickly to have the contestant pick a number ''after' ''after'' the cards were scanned.


** 1981-82: ''Battlestars Two'' (though it was often just called the "picture round"), which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.

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** 1981-82: ''Battlestars Two'' (though it was often just called the "picture round"), which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, would be removed via scanning magnetically-encoded cards in a decoder, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. later on a fourth one would be removed via a contestant's pick. Getting it with four three/four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.


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* ObviousRulePatch: In the first run, the Battlestars Two endgame originally just had the three blocks removed via cards; sometime around early December 1981, they started letting the contestants pick any number before the cards were scanned. However, this would often lead to a wasted pick (and hence having to scan another card), so they changed it quickly to have the contestant pick a number ''after' the cards were scanned.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: for the first run, it went from a ''Hollywood Squares''-esque front game, to an endgame involving magnetic cards revealing a famous face. When the ''New'' run came along, this was averted, as that run's endgame was actually relevant to the front game.


** The original series used "Battlestars Two" (though it was often just called the "picture round"), which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The revival had "The Main Event"- they used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. The contestant won $500 for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.

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** The original series used "Battlestars Two" 1981-82: ''Battlestars Two'' (though it was often just called the "picture round"), which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The revival had "The 1983: ''The Main Event"- they Event''- this used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. The contestant won $500 for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.



* ProgressiveJackpot: For the ''New'' bonus round, the "Battlestars Bonanza" typically began with $5,000 cash plus a total of about $2,000-$3,000 in prizes, increasing until won.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: For ''The Main Event'' endgame, the ''New'' bonus round, the "Battlestars Bonanza" ''Battlestars Bonanza'' typically began with $5,000 cash plus a total of about $2,000-$3,000 in prizes, increasing until won.


** The original series used "Battlestars Two" (though it was often just called the "picture round", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.

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** The original series used "Battlestars Two" (though it was often just called the "picture round", round"), which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.


** The original series used "Battlestars Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The revival used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. The contestant won $500 for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.

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** The original series used "Battlestars Two", Two" (though it was often just called the "picture round", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.
** The revival had "The Main Event"- they used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. The contestant won $500 for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.


* ProgressiveJackpot: For the ''New'' bonus round, prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus a total of about $2,000-$3,000 in prizes, increasing until won.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: For the ''New'' bonus round, prize packages the "Battlestars Bonanza" typically began with $5,000 cash plus a total of about $2,000-$3,000 in prizes, increasing until won.


This show is mot connected to either the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 its reimagined version]].

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This show is mot not connected to either the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 its reimagined version]].


''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to ''Squares'', except that it had only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If a player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, s/he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.

Not connected to either the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 its reimagined version]].

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''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to ''Squares'', except that it had only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If a player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, s/he (s)he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.

Not This show is mot connected to either the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 its reimagined version]].



** The original series used "Battlestars Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 ($10,000 for Christmas week in '81), and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.

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** The original series used "Battlestars Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000 ($10,000 [[note]]($10,000 for Christmas week in '81), '81)[[/note]], and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.


* BonusRound: Two.

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* BonusRound: Two.BonusRound:


Not connected to either the original ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined its reimagined version]].

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Not connected to either the original ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 its reimagined version]].


GameShow created by Creator/MerrillHeatter of ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' fame, and hosted by Creator/AlexTrebek. ''Battlestars'' lasted for six months on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1981/82, then {{Uncanceled}} in 1983 for a few more months.

''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to the ''Squares'', except that it featured only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If the same player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, s/he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.

It is unrelated to both the original ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined its reimagined version]].

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GameShow created by Creator/MerrillHeatter of ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' fame, fame and hosted by Creator/AlexTrebek. ''Battlestars'' lasted Creator/AlexTrebek, which ran for six months on Creator/{{NBC}} in 1981/82, then {{Uncanceled}} in 1983 for 1981-82 followed by a few more months.

months in '83.

''Battlestars'' bore a striking resemblance to the ''Squares'', except that it featured had only six celebrities who sat in triangles. Each celebrity was surrounded by three numbers. A randomizer selected one of the numbers, which corresponded to whichever celebrity would be asked the question. Also unlike ''Squares'', the questions offered two possible answers. If the same a player "captured" all three numbers surrounding a star, s/he then had to "capture" two more in a similar fashion to win $500 and the game.

It is unrelated Not connected to both either the original ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined its reimagined version]].



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** The original series used "Battlestars Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.

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** The original series used "Battlestars Two", which obscured a famous person's face under 16 blocks. Three blocks were chosen to reveal the face, and the contestant could then choose up to three more blocks to remove. Getting it with four blocks removed won $5,000, $5,000 ($10,000 for Christmas week in '81), and each block afterward lowered the jackpot.



** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981/82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''Series/PressYourLuck'' and ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' after Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.

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** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981/82) (1981-82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''Series/PressYourLuck'' and ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' after Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.



* ProgressiveJackpot: For the ''New'' bonus round, prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus a total of about $2,000-$3,000 in prizes, increasing until won.



** '''1981/82:''' [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
** '''1983:''' [Names of the six celebrities] All on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!

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** '''1981/82:''' [Names '''1981-82:''' (''names of the six celebrities].celebrities''). Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!
** '''1983:''' [Names (''names of the six celebrities] All celebrities''), all on ''The New Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!



* ProgressiveJackpot: For the 1983 bonus round. Prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000 to $3,000, increasing until won.


GameShow created by MerrillHeatter of ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' fame, and hosted by Creator/AlexTrebek. ''Battlestars'' lasted for six months on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1981-82, then {{Uncanceled}} in 1983 for a few more months.

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GameShow created by MerrillHeatter Creator/MerrillHeatter of ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' fame, and hosted by Creator/AlexTrebek. ''Battlestars'' lasted for six months on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1981-82, in 1981/82, then {{Uncanceled}} in 1983 for a few more months.



** The revival used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.

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** The revival used the three celebrities the winner captured. Each was asked a multiple-choice question with three answers given, and the contestant could choose to agree or disagree with each. The contestant won $500 was awarded for each right answer, and a ProgressiveJackpot if all were correct.



** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981-82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''Series/PressYourLuck'' and ''ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' following Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.
** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, then known primarily for ''HighRollers''.

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** TheAnnouncer: Rod Roddy (1981-82) (1981/82) and Charlie Tuna (1983). Roddy would later become known as the announcer on ''Series/PressYourLuck'' and ''ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', and Tuna as the announcer on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' following after Jay Stewart's departure from that series in 1986.
** GameShowHost: Alex Trebek, then known primarily for ''HighRollers''.''Series/HighRollers''.



** '''1981-82:''' [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!

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** '''1981-82:''' '''1981/82:''' [Names of the six celebrities]. Those are the ''Battlestars''! And here's the man in command, Alex Trebek!



* ProgressiveJackpot: For the 1983 bonus round. Prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000-$3,000, increasing until won.

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* ProgressiveJackpot: For the 1983 bonus round. Prize packages typically began with $5,000 cash plus prizes totaling around $2,000-$3,000, $2,000 to $3,000, increasing until won.

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It is unrelated to both the original ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic Battlestar Galactica]]'' or [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined its reimagined version]].

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