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Colonial Movers: A Classic Galactica Podcast

Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun talk you through the original Battlestar Galactica in this 40 anniversary commentary series!

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This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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Episode 1: Saga of a Star World

Here it is, 40 yahrens to the day it first aired, Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun watch the pilot episode of the original Battlestar Galactica and comment. This is the first episode of a podcast series that will explore the original Battlestar Galactica series in commentary form, episode by episode. What's different about this vs the rest of the series? What scenes were left on the cutting room floor? Does Ensign Greenbean ever speak? We answer these questions and many more on episode 1 of Colonial Movers: A Classic Galactica Podcast

2hr 26mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 2: Lost Planet of the Gods Part One

Here it is! 40 yahrens to the day after its original airing, Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun offer commentary on the second episode of Battlestar Galactica, Lost Planet of the Gods Part One. Feminism is the only thing that can save the Galactica, Adama seeks a path to earth, and Apollo and Serina get serious.

54mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 13: War of the Gods Part I

Shaz and Scott return from the midseason break for what may well be the finest hour for the series. Patrick MacNee is Count Iblis in War of the Gods! Shaz is on fire in this episode, full to the brim with knowledge and discussion of the subtext.

1hr 9mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 3: Lost Planet of the Gods Part Two

Forty yahrens ago today, October 1, 1978, the Galactica went into and exited a great void, only to make a historical discovery: the Planet Kobol! Join Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun as they watch and offer commentary on Lost Planet of the Gods Part 2! 

59mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 14: War of the Gods Part II

The conclusion to the epic 2-parter that is regarded by many as a fulfillment of the promise of the original Battlestar Galactica.  Like Star Wars it leans on heavy religious and spiritual iconography. We just happen to have Shazbazzar on our side to help us decipher it all. Released 40 yahrens to the day it originally aired, we comment on Patrick MacNee as Count Iblis in War of the Gods Part II.

1hr 1min

21 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 11: The Living Legend Part II

The conclusion to the space-spanning epic 40 yahren--and one week--to the day of its original airing.Commander Cain wants to go after those golmongering Cylons, but Adama doesn't approve. Will the fleet be torn in two? Find out for yourself in this episode of Colonial Movers!

57mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 9: The Young Lords

We return to a crash landing of the week episode, as Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun watch The Young Lords 40 yahren after its original air date. Starbuck matches wits with Spectre...

57mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 8: The Magnificent Warriors

40 yahren(s?) after its original airing, Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun watch the Magnificent Warriors. There's no time for love, Commander Adama, as the Commander is forced into a romantic interlude with Match Game's Bret Somers in order to save the fleet.

53mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 16: Murder on the Rising Star

Murder, triad, intrigue. What more could you ask from this classic episode of Battlestar Galactica? 40 yahren to the day from its original airing, Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun present Murder on the Rising Star!

58mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 12: Fire in Space

It's a fire!  In space! And of course, it has to be put out...or else! The midseason finale of the original Battlestar Galactica is upon us and it...is kind of a letdown from the Living Legend. Join Shazbazzar and Scott Ryfun as they watch and comment upon Classic Galactica 40 yahren later!

55mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #10