Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Battlestar Galactica OST (1978)

I see that the final episode for the "new" "Battlestar Galactica" series is going to be airing soon. So, I thought now might be a good time to post the soundtrack for the original "real" "Battlestar Galactica". I absolutely loved the original series (have never watched the new one) and have been lucky to meet several of the stars at sci-fi conventions - Richard Hatch (Apollo), Dirk Benedict (Starbuck - for whom one of my cats is named), Anne Lockhart (Lt. Sheba), and Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Lt. Boone). I have their autographed pictures hanging on my home office wall as part of my "Wall of Fame", and I was able to have my picture taken with them! (I tend to be very star struck.)

The reason I bought this soundtrack was really just for the theme song, but the one song sung by the Space Angels is pretty hilarious. Funny how disco music made its way to outer space. I believe this soundtrack is from the pilot episode, although I couldn't really tell you for sure. I just remember how much I really liked the show and all the stars, the ones mentioned above plus Lorne Greene as Adama. And the pilot also had Jane Seymour and Rick Springfield! I also remember watching the second series, "Galactica 1980", but all I remember from that one was that it starred Kent McCord (from "Adam 12" fame). All music (except the one noted) was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stu Phillips, who was also the composer. Enjoy!

Track listing for Battlestar Galactica OST (1978):

Side 1:
1. Main Title: Theme from "Battlestar Galactica"
2. Destruction of Peace
3. Fighter Launch
4. Adama's Theme
5. Exploration/Theme from "Battlestar Galactica"
6. The Cylon Base Ship (Imperious Leader)
7. Cassiopia and Starbuck
8. End of the Atlantia

Side 2:
1. The Cylon Trap
2. Boxey's Problem - Serena's Illness
3. The Red Nova
4. Suffering
5. The Casino on Carillon "It's Love, Love, Love" - performed by The Space Angels
6. Escape from the Ovion Mines
7. Dash to the Elevator
8. "Let's Go Home" - End Title


alan said...

I've been blog hopping and just found yours -- thanks for sharing this album! One of the favorites from my childhood. I too loved the original BSG, and the new BSG was brilliant in its own, completely different way. The producers and the composer paid the original show a great compliment in the final episode -- the farewell appearance of the Galactica is accompanied by the orginal show's theme music! The tears flowed last Friday night!

Gavin said...

Thanks so much for sharing this...I loved the original series as well and have never watched the new one. Call me stubborn, but oh well. I have a thing for old scifi soundtracks so again, thanks.

cornellcrawford said...

Thank you!!

StoryGuy said...

Thank you so much!