Those shiny humanity destroyers, the Cylons, are back as Horror Channel presents one of sci-fi’s most iconic TV franchises, Battlestar Galactica.
Blasting its way on to our TV screens throughout spring, discover or re-watch the original 1978-1979 series of Battlestar Galactica now and check out the trailer from the Horror Channel below…
The Emmy-winning show depicts the epic futuristic battle between the last remaining population of humans and their evil robotic nemeses – the Cylons. Spiralling through space on their titular fleet, the human forces, led by Commander Adama (Lorne Greene), search the Universe for the last known planet refuge – Earth.
The series stars Richard Hatch as Captain Apollo (a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a television series), and Dirk Benedict as Lieutenant Starbuck, the womanizing, cigar-smoking, card playing and incredibly skilled Colonial Warrior.
Although the series was cancelled after 24 episodes, the series has endured with a write-in campaign reviving the show as Galactica 1980 with ten episodes. Books have also been written continuing the stories and Battlestar Galactica was remade in the early 2000s with a reimagined miniseries and a weekly series.
Battlestar Galactica will be aired at 8pm on weekdays from Wednesday 24 March until the 10 May on the Horror Channel.