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"The Return of Starbuck" Deleted Scenes
Written by Marcel Damen   
Monday, 06 September 2010

These are deleted scenes from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Return of Starbuck" that weren't on the official DVD set, but come from the various telemovies and feature film compilations of series episodes. They're a combination of stock and new material.

 

"Opening Battle"

The "Experiment In Terra" telemovie features a heavily edited version of this episode as its first full story. It begins, unlike the episode proper, with a full-fledged space battle between the Colonials and Cylons in and around the Colonial fleet. The battle footage is edited together from the Galactica 1980 episodes "The Super Scouts, Part 1" and "Space Croppers", with the cockpit visuals of the Daggit Squadron pilots replaced by those of the old Blue and Red Squadron (Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer, Jolly, etc.). These in turn were mined from classic Battlestar Galactica's extensive library of stock FX footage, most notably from the episode "The Magnificent Warriors" - The implication in the telemovie seems to be that Starbuck and Boomer were chasing strays from the battle that had led them away from the fleet, and got pounced in turn by a Cylon ambush.

 

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Deleted Scene "Opening Battle" from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Return of Starbuck"

 

 

"The Crash"

This is a textless version of Starbuck's crash site, taken from the "Experiment in Terra" telemovie. The same scene had on-screen production credits in the episode proper.

 

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Deleted Scene "The Crash" from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Return of Starbuck"

 

 

"Reviving Cy"

Again, another goodie for classic Battlestar Galactica fans. It's a version of Starbuck rebuilding Cy WITHOUT that annoying Dr. Zee voiceover. This comes from the "Experiment in Terra" telemovie.

 

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Deleted Scene "Reviving Cy" from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Return of Starbuck"

 

 

"Starbuck Rejoins The Fleet"

The "Experiment in Terra" telemovie used this to bridge between the "The Return of Starbuck" and "Experiment in Terra" segements. The fact that Angela and her baby were cut entirely from the telemovie meant that Starbuck could take his homebrew ship himself and escape back into space, where in time he might eventually rejoin the fleet. Let's not go into the logic of this scenario - just take it as red, okay? Anyhow, it includes a long shot of Starbuck's craft firing up its engines that wasn't used in the episode proper, as well as additional stock footage that purportedly depicts Starbuck landing back aboard the Galactica.

 

You can view the video by clicking on the "PLAY" button below to start.

 

Deleted Scene "Starbuck Rejoins The Fleet" from the Galactica 1980 episode "The Return of Starbuck"

 

 
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