In 1978, the Battlestar Galactica series was described as the television’s response to the first Star Wars film and was the cause of years of litigation between the 20th CENTURY FOX and UNIVERSAL.
Originally planned as a series of TV films, it was quickly converted into the format of a weekly series, which was ultimately the reason for its demise. Battlestar Galactica has not only made a name for itself as the most expensive SF TV series of its time, but has rightly earned its place in the gallery of the best “classic” series despite its weaknesses. Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene and others are unforgotten for many fans.
Robert Vogel gives a background report on the classic series and refers to conversations with many actors of the series that he has met over the decades.