Galactica Discovers Earth
Battlestar Galactica B-01[1], B-02[2] and B-03[3]
300px-Galactica Discovers Earth Part I
Production Info
Director Sidney Hayers
Story by
Screenplay by Glenn A. Larson
Production Code
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Transmission Info
Season 2
Episode 1, 2 and 3
Airdate 27 January 1980
Previous Episode Transmitted The Hand Of God
Next Episode Transmitted The Super Scouts


Thirty years after the events of the series "Battlestar Galactica," the fugitive star fleet finally reaches its legendary destination. But Commander Adama discovers that the Planet Earth in 1980 is not technologically advanced enough to help them battle the Cylons. Indeed, by coming to Earth, the Galactica has inadvertently exposed the helpless planet to attack by the android race bent on exterminating all humanity. Written by Anthony Bruce Gilpin

Errors and ExplanationsEdit

Internet Movie DatabaseEdit



  • At the rocket test site, some German officers are standing around talking. After they turn and walk to the bunker, there are seven men surrounding one woman who wasn't there before. In addition, there is a man in civilian clothing, who appears to be running to catch up. As they enter the bunker, there are only five men in uniform and the woman is no longer with them.[2]
    • The woman and the man in civilian clothing could have walked to another part of the site.

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Plot HolesEdit

  • When Troy (who is a grown-up Boxey) and Dillon are with Jamie in the diner, Jamie orders coffee for them. The two use their scanners to find out what coffee is. But in the episode The Lost Warrior from the original series there was a scene where the young Boxey is playing Pyramid with Blue Squadron and Athena came in and got on them for letting him drink coffee, among other bad habits. So how could they not know what coffee is?
    • Perhaps what the people of the Colonies call coffee is different from Earth coffee.
  • Our heroes rescue a little girl from the Nazi train. We know she is Jewish from the huge yellow star on her coat. This was a sign for the Germans to know who to arrest. It is a bright yellow star, and easy to see. Yet somehow they manage to march the girl through a German city without anyone stopping them before they reach the headquarters of the underground.[3]
    • It is late at night, and the group is walking among the shadows, keeping the yellow star hidden from view.
  • Assuming that Xavier would have succeeded in his mission had Troy, Dillon and Jamie not gone back and interfered, present Earth should have changed the moment he went back in time. While this may or may not have affected those aboard Galactica, who were not part of Earth's history, Jamie certainly should have been affected and either shouldn't even existed or would not be the same person.[3]
    • Even if Xavier had succeeded, it would have been too little too late, as the V weapon program was part of the Nazi’s last ditch effort to prevent the collapse of the Third Reich, and Xavier’s amendments would be difficult – if not impossible –to duplicate with the technology of the time.
  • Since the uniforms of Troy, Dillon, and Jamie turned white as a side effect of time travel, it isn't really clear why another trip through time would change them back to normal color.[3]
    • They were travelling the other way the second time.
  • Although Troy, Dillon, and Jamie set out to keep Xavier from changing history, they themselves clearly altered history themselves by helping a number of Jews escape from the Nazis.[3]
    • Perhaps something happened in the original timeline to allow the Jews to escape - possibly the departure of the guards to reinforce the defenders on the invasion beaches.


  1. Galactica Discovers Earth Part 1 (
  2. 2.0 2.1 Galactica Discovers Earth Part 2 (
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Galactica Discovers Earth Part 3 (
  4. The Internet Movie Database