Lasers flash, the heavens explode and a space fleet undertakes an epic voyage in a blockbuster episode of Battlestar Galactica. Starring in this space spectacular are Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Lorne Greene as Adama. In the opening episode a 12-colony space mission is sabotaged and the home planets are destroyed. The final remnants of human life reunite under the leadership of the giant warship Galactica, the only battlestar spaceship to survive the devastating ambush of the colonial fleet. Forming a cumbersome caravan of 220 space vehicles, the interplanetary refugees join together in search of a new and peaceful frontier where mankind may safely flourish and grow. Their hope and home of the future: the distant and unknown 13th colony, Earth. Greene stars as the battlestar's commander, Adama, the last member of the shattered colonial government and acknowledged leader of the immigrant fleet. Carrying out the command decisions of their leader are Richard Hatch starring as Capt. Apollo, Adama's son and the leader of the Galactica's fighter squadron; and Dirk Benedict starring as Lt. Starbuck, the battlestar's ace fighter pilot, con artist and Romeo; Herb Jefferson, Jr. as Lt. Boomer; Maren Jensen as Athena; Noah Hathaway as Boxey; Tony Swartz as Lt. Jolly and Terry Carter as Col. Tigh also star.