Battlestar Galactica Logo 'Murder on the Rising Star'
(Story Code '50924')

by Donald P. Bellisario,
James Carlson
andTerrence McDonnell
Story by Michael Sloan
Battlestar Galactica Cast

When Starbuck and Ortega compete in a game of Triad, it is not long before a fight breaks out between them. Starbuck threatens to kill his rival – and later, Ortega is found dead, murdered by Starbuck’s own weapon. Despite his protests of innocence, Starbuck is immediately placed under arrest pending a trial. The only person who believes in his innocence is Apollo – but will he be able to track down the real killer before his friend is condemned to death as a murderer..?

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), Frank Ashmore (Flight Sergeant Ortega), Brock Peters (Chief Opposer Solon), Ben Frank (Chella / Riftis), Patricia Stich (Broadcaster Zara), W.K. Stratton (Barton), Jeff Mackay (Corporal Komma), Jeff McKay (CPI Komma), Lyman Ward (Pallon / Karibdis), Newell Alexander (Elias), Ted Parker (Commentator Zed), Ted Noobe (Officiator), Paul LeClair (Guard), John Dullaghan (Doctor Wilker)

Directed by Rod Holcomb
Supervising Producer Donald P. Bellisario
Executive Producer Glen A. Larson

TX (US): 18th February 1979

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