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** During early development of the [[Recap/BattlestarGalactica1978SagaOfAStarWorld pilot miniseries]], Terry Carter was slated to play the role of [[AcePilot Lieutenant Boomer]], but broke his ankle while rollerskating with his daughter in Venice Beach. Fortunately, the part of [[NumberTwo Colonel Tigh]] had not been secured yet while being slated for a white man. Terry was fortunate to get recast into the part of Tigh while Herbert Jefferson Jr. eventually secured the role of Boomer, helping to add diversity in two black men in science fiction television of TheSeventies.


* ContractualImmortality. For example, in fighter battle Cylon raiders will be exploding left right and centre, but we can be pretty sure all the familiar Viper pilots are coming home safe.

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* ContractualImmortality. For example, in fighter battle Cylon raiders will be exploding left right and centre, but we can be pretty sure all the familiar Viper pilots are coming home safe.



* DevelopmentHell: The Bryan Singer [[BigDamnMovie movie]].

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* DevelopmentHell: The Bryan Singer Creator/BryanSinger [[BigDamnMovie movie]].


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** Creator/DonJohnson was up for the role of Lieutenant Starbuck, but he lost out to Dirk Benedict because of his Southern accent.


* CaliforniaDoubling: The opening of the series pilot, showing the Cylons attacking the home world of Caprica, was filmed at the City Hall/Main Public Library complex in Long Beach.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The portion of the Capital city of Caprica where the Cylons attack in the opening of the series pilot, showing the Cylons attacking the home world of Caprica, was filmed at the (then brand new) City Hall/Main Hall and Public Library complex in downtown Long Beach.Beach, California.


* FrivolousLawsuit: Lucasfilm tried to sue Universal, claiming that ''Battlestar Galactica'' represented a copyright violation of ''Franchise/StarWars''. Universal then countersued, claiming that ''Star Wars'' was itself a ripoff of ''Film/SilentRunning'' (!).



* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee. This is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] when Baltar realizes Iblis speaks with Imperious Leader's voice and gets ''seriously'' creeped out by it.

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* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee.Creator/PatrickMacnee. This is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] when Baltar realizes Iblis speaks with Imperious Leader's voice and gets ''seriously'' creeped out by it.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In its original Sunday night broadcast run, the series got very positive reviews and grew a fan following comparable to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', leading some to pin it as the next big science fiction universe in a field that was already crowded with the likes of ''Star Trek'' and the newly-released ''Film/StarWars''...and yet ABC chose to cancel the series after its one and only season. Not only did the series get hammered by ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' on rival Creator/{{CBS}}, who moved that series on ''Galactica'''s slot with the intention to turn up the heat on ABC, but the network was beginning to lose money because of the show's high budget. However, creator-producer Glen A. Larson claimed ABC deliberately screwed over the series in an attempt to give their then-number-one program, ''Series/MorkAndMindy'', a more favorable time-slot. Regardless, fans were not too pleased with ABC's behavior, and a year later the network tried to redeem itself by green lighting ''Series/Galactica1980'', but that series ended up being poorly received and canned after just ten episodes, putting the [[FranchiseKiller kibosh on the original franchise]].

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In its original Sunday night broadcast run, the series got very positive reviews and grew a fan following comparable to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', leading some to pin it as the next big science fiction universe in a field that was already crowded with the likes of ''Star Trek'' and the newly-released ''Film/StarWars''...''Film/ANewHope''...and yet ABC chose to cancel the series after its one and only season. Not only did the series get hammered by ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' on rival Creator/{{CBS}}, who moved that series on ''Galactica'''s slot with the intention to turn up the heat on ABC, but the network was beginning to lose money because of the show's high budget. However, creator-producer Glen A. Larson claimed ABC deliberately screwed over the series in an attempt to give their then-number-one program, ''Series/MorkAndMindy'', a more favorable time-slot. Regardless, fans were not too pleased with ABC's behavior, and a year later the network tried to redeem itself by green lighting ''Series/Galactica1980'', but that series ended up being poorly received and canned after just ten episodes, putting the [[FranchiseKiller kibosh on the original franchise]].

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://galactica.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page The Battlestar Galactica Wiki]].


* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee. The is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] when Baltar realizes Iblis speaks with Imperious Leader's voice and gets ''seriously'' creeped out by it.

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* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee. The This is [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] when Baltar realizes Iblis speaks with Imperious Leader's voice and gets ''seriously'' creeped out by it.


* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee. The is lampshaded in-series, when Baltar realizes Iblis speaks with Imperious Leader's voice and gets ''seriously'' creeped out by it.

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* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee. The is lampshaded in-series, [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] when Baltar realizes Iblis speaks with Imperious Leader's voice and gets ''seriously'' creeped out by it.


* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee.

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* YouLookFamiliar: The Imperious Leader voice actor is the same actor that plays Count Iblis: Patrick Macnee. The is lampshaded in-series, when Baltar realizes Iblis speaks with Imperious Leader's voice and gets ''seriously'' creeped out by it.


** The Richard Hatch or the Creator/BryanSinger sequel series; we eventually got the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 reboot series]] instead. Many of Hatch's plans for a sequel series did get adapted into the 1997-2004 [[ExpandedUniverse novel series]], however.

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** The Richard Hatch or the Creator/BryanSinger sequel series; we eventually got the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 reboot series]] instead. Many of Hatch's plans ideas for a sequel series did get adapted into the 1997-2004 [[ExpandedUniverse novel series]], however.


** The Richard Hatch or the Creator/BryanSinger sequel series. Many of Hatch's plans for a sequel series did get adapted into the 1997-2004 [[ExpandedUniverse novel series]], however.

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** The Richard Hatch or the Creator/BryanSinger sequel series.series; we eventually got the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 reboot series]] instead. Many of Hatch's plans for a sequel series did get adapted into the 1997-2004 [[ExpandedUniverse novel series]], however.


** The Richard Hatch or the Creator/BryanSinger sequel series.

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** The Richard Hatch or the Creator/BryanSinger sequel series. Many of Hatch's plans for a sequel series did get adapted into the 1997-2004 [[ExpandedUniverse novel series]], however.

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* HeAlsoDid: A couple of decades before creating the show, Glen Larson was a member of the Four Preps, a vocal quartet which enjoyed some success with hits such as "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)", "Big Man" and "Down by the Station", all of which he co-wrote.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In its original Sunday night broadcast run, the series got very positive reviews and grew a fan following comparable to ''Franchise/StarTrek'', leading some to pin it as the next big science fiction universe in a field that was already crowded with the likes of ''Star Trek'' and the newly-released ''Film/StarWars''...and yet ABC chose to cancel the series after its one and only season. Not only did the series get hammered by ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' on rival Creator/{{CBS}}, who moved that series on ''Galactica'''s slot with the intention to turn up the heat on ABC, but the network was beginning to lose money because of the show's high budget. However, creator-producer Glen A. Larson claimed ABC deliberately screwed over the series in an attempt to give their then-number-one program, ''Series/MorkAndMindy'', a more favorable time-slot. Regardless, fans were not too pleased with ABC's behavior, and a year later the network tried to redeem itself by green lighting ''Series/Galactica1980'', but that series ended up being poorly received and canned after just ten episodes, putting the [[FranchiseKiller kibosh on the original franchise]].


* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Spanish-speaking countries, the series is known as ''Galactica: astronave de combate'' ("Galactica: Combat Spaceship"). In Germany, it is called "Kampfstern Galactica."



** The Richard Hatch or the Bryan Singer sequel series.
** Had "Galactica 1980" not been cancelled, they were planning a sequel to "The Return of Starbuck", showing him having a somewhat happier fate. Additionally, both Apollo and the Ship of Lights was to have played an important role in the rest of the series.

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** The Richard Hatch or the Bryan Singer Creator/BryanSinger sequel series.
** Creator/MarkHamill was considered for a part (most likely either Apollo or Starbuck).
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Had "Galactica 1980" ''Galactica 1980'' not been cancelled, they were planning a sequel to "The Return of Starbuck", showing him having a somewhat happier fate. Additionally, both Apollo and the Ship of Lights was to have played an important role in the rest of the series.

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