Tuesday Is Theme Tunes Day – Battlestar Galactica (v1.0)

I know I’ve rambled on more than enough this week about Battlestar Galactica and Caprica.

But since tonight is the night UK viewers get to see the final episode of the reimagined show, I thought that it was only fitting that this week’s classic theme tune took us back to when it all started – the original Battlestar Galactica, 1978-style.

Although the new version of the show was superior in almost every way, one thing the original did have was the best theme tune.

So much so that, although they makers of the new show did not use it, they did pay homage to it on at least two occasions.

The first was in the mini-series that launched the new show, when a brass band could be heard playing the original theme during a fly-past at the decommissioning ceremony for the Galactica.

And, appropriately enough as the circle was completed (“It has happened before and it will happen again”), if you listen carefully towards the end of the final episode, you’ll hear the second use of the original show’s theme tune.

Here it is in all its original glory, complete with Patrick McNee‘s opening monologue:

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