Galactica (1980)

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For more information on this battlestar as depicted in the Original Series, see Galactica (TOS). For other uses, see Galactica (disambiguation). For information on the series itself, see Galactica 1980.

Race: Colonial
Type: Military
FTL: Yes
Crew: (approx) 700
CO: Commander Adama
XO: {{{xo}}}
Role: Carrier / battleship hybrid
Weapons: 32 known turbo-lasers and fusion missiles
Armaments: {{{arm}}}
Defenses: {{{def}}}
Aircraft: {{{aircraft}}}
Aviation facilities: {{{facilities}}}
Fate: Last surviving battlestar
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
Length: (approx): 4,143-4,166ft (1,263-1,255m) [1]
Width: (approx): 1,672ft (510m) (flight pod to flight pod) [1]
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Weight: {{{weight}}}
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Galactica is one of a handful of combination warship/fighter carriers, known as battlestars, of the Twelve Colonies of Man.

After a thirty-yahren journey across a span of the universe to escape Cylon tyranny, Galactica is still in operation, protecting its Fleet of 220 civilian ships.[2]

Two areas of the vessel revealed are another hangar where Doctor Zee's antigravity spaceship is assembled, and a conference room where the various leaders of the Fleet meet.

A small command center is used as well as core command.[3]


  • After the cancellation of the Original Series, it appears that most of its sets were dismantled and destroyed. As a result, possibly as a cost savings as well as practicality, the sets of Galactica 1980 are quite sparse. Most of the show's events occur on Earth, where 'sets' are less complicated since they used contemporary settings.
  • In the Dynamite Entertainment Galactica 1980 #1 comic, Commander Adama and Galactica's crew fail in their attempts to establish contact with the humans of Earth in 1980 C.E. In a tactical blunder, Adama positions Galactica above the capital of the United States of America—the country responsible for launching the Voyager spacecraft—and is destroyed by nuclear warheads launched by said country.

Related imagery


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  2. The extensive use of stock footage from the Original Series reinforces this impression.
  3. The use of stock footage of core command implies that the larger core command center depicted in the Original Series is still in use.