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  • In "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I", Colonel Briggs asks if the landing of the unidentified craft is another Skylab incident. However, this proven to not be the case.
  • In the same episode, Butler asks Briggs if the incident is a repeat of the incident with the Russian satellite that crashed in Canada. While not specifically named, he is referring to the Cosmos 954 Satellite Crash on January 24, 1978, a nuclear powered Soviet Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite that crashed in the Great Slave Lake area of the Northwest Territories.[1]



The Day the Earth Stood Still


Invasion of the Body Snatchers

This Island Earth

Silent Running



Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I

Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II

The Super Scouts, Part I

  • After Troy and Dillon use the flying feature on their turbines, the senior highway patrol officer references CHiPs in his comments.

The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I

  • Troy mentions that the names for the pre-paid tickets are "Jones and Smith", aliases that Hamilton had suggested they'd use since the names of Troy and Dillon are known to Earth's authorities. This is a likely reference for the show Alias Smith and Jones, one of writer and creator Glen Larson's first television shows. Coincidentally, Roger Davis (Andromus) had narrated and acted on the series as a series regular.

The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II