Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
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Baltar's Escape 

While Commander Adama deals with a newly assertive Council of Twelve's modification of his command, Baltar plots his escape.


Winrich Kolbe


Glen A. Larson (created by), Donald P. Bellisario (as Donald Bellisario)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hatch ... Captain Apollo
Dirk Benedict ... Lieutenant Starbuck
Lorne Greene ... Commander Adama
Herbert Jefferson Jr. ... Lieutenant Boomer
John Colicos ... Count Baltar
Maren Jensen ... Lieutenant Athena (credit only)
Noah Hathaway ... Boxey (credit only)
Tony Swartz Tony Swartz ... Flight Sergeant Jolly (credit only)
Laurette Spang ... Cassiopeia (credit only)
Terry Carter ... Colonel Tigh
Ina Balin ... Siress Tinia
Lloyd Bochner ... Commandant Leiter
John Hoyt ... Sire Domra
Robert Feero ... Bora
Anthony De Longis ... Taba


With all of their enemies seemingly defeated, the Council of Twelve proposes to revoke the martial law that has been in effect since the destruction of the Colonies and give Commander Adama a permanent Council envoy, Siress Tinia. Meanwhile, Baltar plans his escape from the prison barge by enlisting the help of the Borelian Nomen and Commandant Leiter's enforcers. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Release Date:

11 March 1979 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode features the only interaction that Baltar has with Boomer and Sheba. See more »


When Adama first goes to interrogate Baltar, the guard on duty approaches the door to open it but the door is already opening before he has chance to use his security key. See more »


Baltar: The micron the hatch opens, you and your men will eliminate all guards and take as many hostages as possible.
Commandant Leiter: Don't worry. We are very good at such operations.
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Edited into Remembering 'Battlestar Galactica' (2004) See more »


Let's Go Home
End Title" (uncredited)
Composed and Conducted by Stu Phillips
Performed by The Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Action packed
1 April 2019 | by keyopeSee all my reviews

This is a fun episode in which Baltar plots an escape, aided by the Eastern Alliance and the Borillian Nomen. It's well plotted and filled with twists and turns, and most importantly the outcome is never predictable. They don't make 'em like this anymore. Baltar as always was a fun, dastardly villiain, and as ever it's up to Starbuck and Apollo to try and stop him.

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