1978. Draft script for what became the pilot for the television series 'Battlestar Galactica.' Pale green titled wrappers. Undated (last revisions dated on the front wrapper 5/8/78). Title page present, undated, with credits for Exec. Producer: Glen A. Larson; Supv. Producer: Leslie Stevens; Producer: John Dykstra. 200 leaves, with last page of text numbered 186. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, on pale blue sheets (3/31/78 revisions on yellow sheets; 4/6/78 revisions on pale green sheets; 5/8/78 revisions on 29 leaves laid in and also incorporated in script). Pages Near Fine, wrappers Very Good, bound with two gold brads. Hour 1 (1-56pp); Hour 2 (57-121pp; Hour 3 (122-186pp) complete. Item #21684
Larson created the project in association with Universal Television. The original three-hour television film premiered on September 17, 1978 on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a launch for the television series. The pilot cost $8 million, one of the most expensive made-for-television movies at the time. After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. The original TV series starred Lorne Green, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.