Battlestar Galactica Logo 'The Long Patrol'
(Story Code '50902')

by Donald P. Bellisario
Battlestar Galactica Cast

Starbuck is assigned to test-fly a new type of Colonial Viper, which has been equipped with an extremely-fast propulsion system and a talking computer named C.O.R.A. However, Starbuck has not been informed that the new engine system is so large, the ship’s weaponry has been removed to make room for it. Starbuck argues with the overbearingly amorous C.O.R.A., the Viper is attacked by another vessel, and forced to land on a nearby planet. Here, the pilot, an escaping prisoner named Robber, knocks Starbuck out and then steals the new Viper. Starbuck leaves in the Robber's old ship, but is promptly mistaken for the escapee; he is arrested by the Galactic Police and sent to a prison planet. Here he meets his fellow inmates: the descendants of the original criminals who have named themselves after their ancestors’ crimes. Can Starbuck stage a jailbreak, or will he be doomed to spend the rest of his life behind bars?

Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo), Dirk Benedict (Lieutenant Starbuck), Lorne Greene (Commander Adama), Terry Carter (Colonel Tigh), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Lieutenant Boomer), Tony Swartz (Flight Sergeant Jolly), Anne Lockhart (Sheba), Maren Jensen (Athena), Laurette Spang (Cassiopeia), Noah Hathaway (Boxey), John Colicos (Baltar), Dick Durock (Imperious Leader), Patrick Macnee (Imperious Leader [Voice]), Felix Silla (Lucifer), Johnathan Harris (Lucifer [Voice]), Evie the Chimp (Muffet the Daggit), Arlene Martel (Adultress), James Whitmore Jr. (Robber), Ted Gehring (Croad), Arlene Martel (Adultress), Sean McClory (Assault), Cathy Paine (C.O.R.A. [Voice only]), ), Ian Abercrombie (Froger), John Holland (Maitre 'd), Nancy DeCarl (Robber's Wife), Robert Hathaway (Enforcer), Sarah Rush (Flight Corporal Rigel), David Greenan (Flight Officer Omega)

Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
Executive Producer Glen A. Larson

TX (US): 15th October 1978

*Featuring Commander Adama, Colonel Tigh, Captain Apollo, Lieutenant Starbuck and Lieutenant Boomer