CONQUEST OF THE EARTH
1980, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: Barry Crane, Sidney Hayers, Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

Lorne Greene and the Battlestar fleet return to Earth only to discover that the planet is under imminent threat of virtual annihilation at the hands of attacking Cylons in this the third and final chapter in the '70s theatrical Galactica trilogy.


MISSION GALACTICA: THE CYLON ATTACK
1979, Universal, 108 min, USA, Dir: Vince Edwards, Christian I. Nyby II

Lloyd Bridges stars as Cmdr. Cain, the glory-seeking commander of Pegasus, a fellow Battlestar vessel. With designs on attacking a nearby Cylon Base World, Cain deviously lures a reluctant Cmdr. Adama (Lorne Greene) into all-out war with the Cylons, further sidetracking the fleet’s return to Earth, and leaving the Galactica leader near death. With Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.


WATERSHIP DOWN
1978, Janus Films, 91 min, Dir: Martin Rosen

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and when they catch you, they will kill you. … But first they must catch you.” This faithful adaptation of Richard Adams’ classic novel about a community of rabbits in southern England struggling to survive boasts beautiful hand-drawn animation but is hardly a children’s cartoon. Dark and sometimes violent, the journey Hazel (John Hurt) and his allies take to find refuge at Watership Down can be seen as an allegory about freedom and tyranny. Also featuring the voices of Ralph Richardson, Roy Kinnear, Denholm Elliott and Zero Mostel.


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