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I Have Seen Earth WRITTEN BY Steve Andy Kreynberg and Guerdat Executive Producer: Glen A.
I Have Seen Earth WRITTEN BY Steve Andy Kreynberg and Guerdat Executive Producer: Glen A.
I Have Seen Earth WRITTEN BY Steve Andy Kreynberg and Guerdat Executive Producer: Glen A.

I

Have

Seen Earth

WRITTEN

BY

Steve

Andy

Kreynberg

and

Guerdat

Executive

Producer:

Glen

A.

Larson

Producer:

Don

Bellisario

Co-Producer:

David O'Connell

GLEN LARSON

PRODUCTIONS

PROD.

Final

#50911

Revised

Draft

November

3,

1978

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EXEC.

PRODUCER:

PRODUCER:

CO-PRODUCER:

Glen

Don

David

A.

Larson

Bellisario

O'Connell

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

I

HAVE

SEEN

EARTH

O'Connell BATTLESTAR GALACTICA I HAVE SEEN EARTH Written by Steve Kreinberg and Andy Guerdat -

Written

by

Steve

Kreinberg

and

Andy

Guerdat

-

PLEASE NOTE -

PROD. 450911

October

Rev.

2"'1

3

1978

111

78

(F.R

(F. R.

THIS MATERIAL IS THE PROPERTY OF GLEN LARSON

PRODUCTIONS

AND

UNIVERSAL

STUDIOS.

IT

IS

INTENDED SOLELY FOR USE BY STUDIO PERSONNEL.

DISTRIBUTION

TO

PROHIBITED.

UNAUTHORIZED

PERSONS

IS

11/3/78

-

 

THIS

SUPERCEDES

ANYTHING

PREVIOUSLY

RECEIVED

ON

THIS

EPISODE

OF

GALACTICA.

 

DISPOSE OF

PINK

REVISIONS

AS

WELL.

THEY ARE INCLUO~D

IN

THIS

SCRIPT.

 

THANK

YOU.

-

/

-

PRINT

SHOP

& STENO DEPT

/

COMMANDER

CAPTAIN

ADAt·1A

APOLLO

BATTLESTAR

GALACTICA

I

HAVE

SEEN

EARTH

CAST

JASPAR

CENTURION

LIEUTENANT

STARBUCK

SALIK

LIEUTENANT

BOOMER

CYLON

COMMANDER

COL.

TIGH

CYLON

-

ATHENA

BOXEY

CASSIOPEA

BALTAR

LUCIFER

RIGEL

OMEGA

EXTERIORS

VIPER

ATHENA'S

COCKPITS

COCKPIT

"GOLDEN

QUEEN"

SETS

INTERIORS

VIPER

ATHENA'S

COCKPITS

COCKPIT

GOLDEN

QUEEN

CYLON

COCKPITS

CYLON

COCKPITS

CYLQN

BASE

SHIP

CYLON BASE

SHIP

OPELON

GALACTICA

MINE

LIFE

STATION

GOLD

MINE

BOXEY'S

QUARTERS

HALLWAY

BRIDGE

ADAMA 's QUARTERS' DINING AREA

OFFICERS I OPELQN

CLUB

CYLON

UNDERGROUND

J~SPAR' S MINE

TUNNEL

DETENTION

MINE

GOLD

CHAMBER

COM.lolAND

CENTER

bg

-

 

1

2

-

t 50911

Rev.

11/3/78

FADF.

IN

THREE

COLONIAL

as

they

patrol

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

I

HAVE

SEEN

EARTH

as they patrol BATTLESTAR GALACTICA I HAVE SEEN EARTH ACT ONE VIPERS - the vast STARBUCK,

ACT

ONE

VIPERS

-

the

vast

STARBUCK,

loneliness

APOLLO

AND

of

space.

THE

'T'HREE

PI LOTS

-

INTERCUT

Scanner

shows

ATHENA

omicron

Not

a

(glumly)

sign

of

Cylons.

Sector

Disappointed,

STARBUCK

Athena?

clear.

APOLLO

Weren't you before

you

got your

ATHENA

first

kill?

 
 

STARBUCK

 

Yeah,

I

remember

how

it

was

as

a

rookie.

Anxious

for

that

first

score.

But

then

after

you

down

forty-nine

fighters,

eleven

tankers,

seven

freighters

and

two

reeon

ships,

you

don't

count

any

more.

ATHENA

(disgusted)

Switching

band.

frequencies.

Scanning

the

Athena punches the radio scanner. We only hear static as it moves from frequency to frequency. Suddenly, there's

a crackle and the sound

of

frantic

voice.

a

JASPAR'S

VOICE

(from

radio,

interrupted

and

by static

laser

blasts)

making a run for it!

tinheads

shooting

some

help

up

ship

sure

could

use

CONTINUED

bg

:150911

2

Rev.

11/3/78

 

2

CONTINUED

 
 

ATHENA

-

tswitching

back

 

to

patrol

frequency)

 
 

Apollo:

Starbuck!

I'm

picking

up

 

a

distress

signal on

seven-one-one.

 

APOLLO' 5

V.OICE

 
 

Lock

on

sensors.

We'll

track

it

down.

 

3

STARBUCK'S

COCKPIT

 
 

STARBUCK

 
 

I've

got

it

Talus

sector.

 
 

4

INSERT

-

ON

SCANNER

 
 

A slow-moving

blip

is

being

pursued

by

two

faster blips.

 
 

STARBUCK I S

VOICE

 
 

Looks

like

a

sub-light

vehicle

chased

by

two

fighters.

Set vector

coor-

 

dinates

to

Delta

nine,

bearing

five-

oh-two

for

interception.

 

-

 

ATHENA'S

COCKPIT

 
 

ATHENA

 

(eagerly)

 
 

Coordinates

set.

I'm

on

my

way:

 
 

6

ATHENA'S

VIPER

 
 

does

a

roll

and

heads

to

the

rescue.

 
 

7

APOLLO

AND

STARBUCK '5

VIPERS

 
 

do

quick

rolls

and

follow

Athena.

 

B

AN

OLD

BATTERED

SHUTTLE

-

"THE

GOLDEN

QUEEN"

 
 

as

it

tries

to

flee

its

pursuers.

Two Cylon fig~ters strea~

hy

and

blast away at

t~e craft with

their

laser

cannons.

It

sp-erns hopeless for the Meat-up veRsel~ which looks like it

s~ould have

been

scrap-iron

yahrens

ago.

-

2

3

4

5

6

7

B

(X)

bg

9

50911

INSIDE

Jaspar,

THE

an

GOLDEN

QUEEN

3

(X)

old

codger

in his

sixties,

is

Rev.

trying

to

11/3/78

keep

his

ship

running

as

it

takes

blast after

blast

from

the

Cylons.

Jaspar

pushes

a

button

here,

twists

a

dial

there

as

he

tries

to

coax

his

ship

forward.

The

Golden

Queen

seems

to

respond

to

his

touch.

With

him

is

~ugget. his

pet Simian.

 

a

simian

looks

like

a

monkey

except

for

one

difference.

Instead

of

fur

it

has

a

brilliant

coat of

feathers

all

the

colors

of

the

spectrum.

Its

tail,

like

a

peacock's,

is

long,

flowing

and

exotic).

We

hear

the

sputtering

of

an

ancient

thruster

as

his

sub-light

vehicle

attempt

tries

to maintain

at

raising

someone

speed.

on

the

JASPAR

(false

bravado)

Jaspar

radio:

makes

his

last

Nobody

out

there

gonna

answer,

eh?

Okay,

we'll

just handle

things

our-

 

selves. (seriously Nuqget)

to

Nugget,

we're

in

big

trouble

this

time!

 

A laser port.

blast rocks

the

ship.

Jaspar

peers

out

his

forward

 

JASPAR

 
 

Rusty-eyed

tinheads!

Leave

us

alone!

 

You

already

run

us

off

Opelon!

 

Another

blast

jolts

them,

and

the

thruster

seems

to

falter.

The

sputtering

stops.

 
 

JASPAR

 
 

Dh,

frack!

There

aoes

the

thruster

again.

 

He

gives

the

thruster button

a

couple

of

quick

jabs.

The

sputtering

starts

up

again,

and

the

ship

pic~s up

speed.

 

JASPAR

 
 

T~at's more

like

it

for

all

the

good

it'll do us.

The

Jaspar

Cylons'

looks

lasers

burst around

out

the

port.

JASPAR

them,

and

Nugget

screeches.

That

won't

help,

Nugget.

Looks

like

they

got

us!

Guess

I

really

messed

up

this

time .

10 TWO CYLON

FIGHTERS

as

they

move

in

for

the

kill

on

Jaspar's

shin.

1

ba

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4

Rev.

11/3/78

 

11

ATHENA I S

COCKPIT

-

INTERCUT

 

-

as

she

lines

up one

of

the

Cylon

fighters

in

her

sight,

determination written

on

her

face.

 

ATHENA

 

Steady .•. you're first

genna

be my

 
 

But

before

she

can

fire,

a

bright

light

illuminates

her

face.

 
 

12

ATHENA' 5

POINT

OF

VIEW

-

THE

CYLON

FIGHTER

 

as

it

explodes

right in

front of

her.

 

-

13

THE

PILOTS

-

INTERCUT

 
 

ATHENA

 

Starbuck!

I

had him right

 

my

sights!

 
 

STARBUCK

 
 

Then

you

should

have

fired.

Where' 5

the other one?

 
 

As

Apollo

blows

the

other

Cylon

fighter

into

a

glittering

cloud

of

sparks.

 
 

APOLLO

 

I

got

him.

I

wonder

if

there

are

any

survivors

on

that shuttlecraft.

That

derelict?

STARBUCK

It looks like the

Cylons were practice

using

it

for

target

JASPAR 1 S

(over the radio)

VOICE

Wa

tch

your

language

son.

ex

You're

talking

about

the

Golden

-

Queen.

Golden Queen,

APOLLO

report your condition.

CONTINUED

bg

IS0911

S

Rev.

11/3/78

13 CONTINUED

JASPAR

-

Well

 

my

solium

tany.5

are

leaking,

the

thruster's

gone

out,

and

I

think

I

just

saw

my

braking

flaps

float

 

by.

Other

than

that.

I'm

in

great

shape.

Golden

Queen,

APOLLO set your

course

for

Quadrant

four,

Beta Sector

five,

 

bearing

oh-four-three-one.

 
 

JASPAR

 
 

What

for?

 

Where're

we

going?

 
 

APOLLO

 
 

(exasperated)

 
 

Just

follow

us.

 

14

THE

COLONIAL

VIPERS

AND

THE

GOLDEN

QUEEN

 
 

as

they

turn

and

arc

 

away.

 
 

lS

THE Ph~NET

OPELON

-

ESTABLISHING

 

-

 

16

A

MINE

ON

THE

PLANET

 

-

ON

BALTAR

AND

LUCIFER

 
 

as

they

emerge

from

a

tunnel

into

a

large

cavern

which

we

They

are

bathed

in

reflected

golden

light.

 
 

LUCIFER

 
 

As

you can

see,

the

humanoid

digger's

discovery

 

will

supply

enough metal

 

for

a

millennium of

weapon

circuitry.

 

BALTAR

 
 

Magnificent!

Who

would've

guessed

that

 

an

insignificant

planet

like

Opelon

would

hold

the

richest ore deposit

in

the

galaxy?

 

A Cylon

Centurion approaches

them.

 
 

CENTURION

 
 

By

your

command.

 
 

BALTAR

 
 

Speak.

 
 

CONTlNUEU

-

13

(x)

ex)

14

lS

16

cannot

SE

-

bg

16

iS0911

CONTINUED

6

CENTURION

The

Vipers

humanoid

digger

intervened.

escaped.

The

Galactica:

BALTAR

Colonial

A

stroke

LUCIFER

of luck,

your em1nen~e.

BALTAR

Rev.

11/3/78

16

Yes.

Bad

luckl

 

that

old

man

has

warned

them

By now of

our presence.

Adama

wouldn't be

fool

enough

to

keen

the

Galactica

Baltar

within

our reach~

storms

off with Lucifer on his heels.

17 THE GALACTICA

-

18 THE

LIFE

STATION

ESTABLISHING

17

18

Jaspar is seated on the examining table. Dr. Salik is peering into his eyes with a spectroscope, a small metal instrumen t.

-

 

SALIK

 

Where

are

you

from,

Jaspar?

 

JASPAR

 

(evasively)

 

Oh,

just

about

everywhere.

 

SALIK

 

Well,

where

are

you

going?

 

JASPAR

 

Just about anywhere.

 
 

SALIK

 

{looking

up}

 
 

Well,

no

sign

of any

contamination.

better check your .•. uh ••• companion.

I

 
 

(looking

around)

 

Where

did

the

simian

go?

 

19

BQXEY'S

QUARTERS

 

-

Boxey

is

seated on the

floor

next

He

is

playing

a

game

similar

to marbles,

using a

to Muffit. gold metal

ball

the

size

of

a

gold

ball.

As

Doxey

rolls

the ball,

the

simian

appears

in

the

doorway,

grabs

the ball

and

scampers

away.

(X)

19

-

bg

150911

19 CONTINUED

Hey:

Boxey

scrambles

follows.

to

his

7

BOXEY

feet

and

takes

off

Rev.

~n pursuit.

11/3/78

Muffit

20 LIFE

STATION

as

Nugget

crawls

He

Boxey

and

scurries through the door.

carrying the

up onto

Muffit

Jaspar's

lap

and

are

right behind.

perches

on

his

Nugget

He

stole

one

BOXEY

of my 9yroballs.

peeks warily over Jaspar's

shoulder.

metal

ball.

shoulder.

Jaspar

Boxey.

Nugget

check

Nugget?

He

JASPAR

didn't

steal

it.

lires picking up shiny metal

He

just

things.

takes

the

9yroball

from

Nugget

and

gives

it

back

SOXBY

Why does he

shiny metal things?

Thanks.

like

picking un

JASPAR

'Ie

and

Nuqqet

are

prospectors have a

prosoectors.

Ann

habit of picking

up

things like

that.

Never

know

when

it

might

or solium.

be

valuable ore

Right,

like

Nugget?

gold,

silver,

looks

blankly

at Jaspar

the

simian

over.

as

Doctor Salik

starts

to

to

Dr.

smiles.

Salik

Wow .•

looks

up

BOXEY

(impressed)

at

the old man's

grubby

appearance

and

19

20

(X)

(X)

(X)

SALIK It doesn't look as if you've had

much

success.

Maybe

you

should

make

Nugget dig

for

a

change.

-

Go ahead

deceiving.

and

JASPAR

laugh, Can we

Doc.

go?

Looks

can

be

CONTINUED

bg

'50911

8

20

CONTINUED

Yes

you're

S.!U.IK

both

fine.

JASPAR

Of course we are.

we've

Queen.

got

(to

to

patch

Boxey)

Come

on

up

the

Nugget,

Golden

Care

to

come

along

and

see

a

great

ship,

lad?

SALIK

Boxey,

father

unless

has

I'm mistaken,

you

to

confined

quarters.

your

your

20

Boxey

hangs

his

head.

 

SALIK

 
 

(to

Jaspar)

 

Snuck

into

watch

the

Vipers

launching.

-

J'aspar

puts

Pretty

dangerous.

What

and

him

out

his

JASPAR

boy

then,

along

doesn't

have

Doc?

with

Tell

me

and

an

adventure

now

you what

see

to

it

I'll take

that

he

stays

of

trouble.

e'mon,

boy.

arm

around

Boxey

and

they

exit.

21 THE

BRIDGE

-

ADAMA,

standing

before

the

TIGH,

AND APOLLO

starfield map.

ADAMA

21

Any

idea

where

those

fighters

might

ha ve

come

from?

-

APOLLO

No, sir. ship or

this area (pointing) beyond our scanner range.

But

there must be

base

a

somewhere

Cylon outpost

a

in

Yes,

TIGH

but where?

ADAMA

As

soon

<turning

to Apollo)

as

the man you rescued

is

through medical

debriefing,

escort

him

to

the

bridge.

bg

150911

21 CONTINUED

Yes,

9

APOLLO

(exi ting)

Sl.r.

Rev.

11/3/78

22 LAUNCH

BAY

-

JASPAR' S

SHUTTLECRAFT

Boxey,

floor

out

cloth.

Muffit,

and

the

Nugget watch

ship with

Jaspar work on

spare

parts.

his

Jaspar

ship.

The

is

littered with tools

under

and

a

crawls

from

starts wiping his

hands

groan,

JASPAR

21

22

on

a

Well,

that oughtta do

it.

I

patched

up

the

solium

jets,

turned

some

internal

plating

into

new

-

braking

flaps,

and

the

circuitry oughtta hold

treat it right.

good

as

new.

Yes,

BOXEY

command

up if

sir

I

(Xl

You

mean

it

looked

like

this

when

it

was

new?

JASPAR

I know

the

Golden

Queen

doesn't

look

like much,

Boxey,

but

she's

a great

prospected

ship.

Me

and

Nugget

have

allover

the

universe

in

her.

why

Plan

we

have

to

to

do

be

some more,

"going.

too.

That's

BOXEY

(disappointed)

I

wish you'd

for

At least

stay here a while.

on

the

Ga1actica.

JASPAR

Well,

I

that's

don't think the Galactica's

real

tempting,

Boxey.

But

heading

in my direction.

It

is

BOXEY if you're headed for earth.

Earth?

JASPAR

(X)

IX)

That's where

BOXEY descendants of

the

the

Thirteenth Colony are

The

only

trouble

is,

we

don't

know where

it

CONTINUED.

-

bg

~50911

10

Rev.

22 CONTINUED

Jaspar

stops wiping

Is

that

his

so?

hands.

He's

JASPAR

very

interested.

BOXBY

(brightening)

But you've

the

it

been

universe:

is:

a~l

You

over

must

know

where

Sure I

do.

JA5PAR

I'll never forget what

11/3/7 B

22

 

happened

when

I

was

on

my

way

there

the

last

time.

Jaspar

points

to

a

burned

 

spot

on

the

hull

of

his

craft.

23 ANGLE

as

he

See

that laser

-

APOLLO

enters

the

landing

JASPAR

scar,

there?

bay,

unseen.

He

stops,

listens

to:

-

JASPAR

(cont'd.)

(0.5.)

 

Got

that

from

the

Royal

Knights

of

the

planet

Zanistan.

 
 

24

ANGLE

-

INCLUDE ALL

 
 

JASPAR

(cont'd.)

 
 

Me

and

Nugget

were

sneaking

megons

 

of gold ore

right

out

from

under

the nose of the king. Biggest chunks

of gold

you

ever

saw

some

of

them

the

size of your daggit there.

Well,

just when we thought we had

gotten

away

here comes a hundred fighters tail .•• or was it ·two hundred?

on our

 

°Boxey

and

Muffit

stare

at Jaspar,

enthralled.

 
 

JASPAR

(cont'd.)

 
 

Anyway, they started firing at us, but it didn't do 1 em any good, 'cause we started bobbing and weaving: Yes, sir, we dodged clear across the star

system with

those Syranese

Pirates

 

-

tryin' to hit us .•.•

 

CON"I'INUED

23

24

(X)

( Xl

og

150911

24 CONTINUED

11

Pirates?:

Knights.

I

BOXEY

thought

they

were

Uh

so

Knights.

JASPAR

they were.

Anyway

Pirates

and

Royal

Rev.

11/3/7 8

24

Boxey

and

Jaspar

turn

as

they

hear:

 
 

APOLLO

 

Excuse

me.

 

(to

Boxey)

 

Boxey,

I

didn't

give

you

permission

 

to

leave

your

quarters.

 

Boxey

hangs

his

head,

looking

ashamed.

Jaspar

jumps

to

the

boy's

defense.

 

Well,

you

my

fault.

see,

JASPAR

Captain,

APOLLO

that

was

kind of

(X)

 

Doctor

Salik

told

me.

But

Boxey's

still

responsible

for

his

own

actions.

(to

Boxey)

Boxey,

you'll

have

to

go

back

to

your

quarters.

BOXEY

 

But

Jaspar was

telling

me

APOLLO

(gently

but

firmly)

 

Boxey.

As

Boxey

and

Muffit

exit:

 

BOXEY

 

Come

on,

Muffit.

APOLLO

 

(to

Jaspar)

Commander

Adama

wants

to

see

you

on

-

25 CLOSE

ON

He

reacts

the

JASPAR

bridge

wondering.

immediately.

25

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26

THE

BRIDGE

-

ADAMA,

TIGH,

AND

STARBUCK

26

turn

as

Apollo

enters

with

Jaspar

and

Nugget.

All

look

at

the

bizarre

twosome.

TIGH

(whispering

Is

Starbuck)

that him?

to

Adama

Adama

gives

looks

Yes,

sir.

feathers.

The

STARBUCK

one

without

the

Starbuck

a

look.

Starbuck

gets

the

point.

Dh

think

STARBUCK

(exiting)

if

you

gentlemen

will

excuse me,

I

I'm wanted

in

the officers'

club.

Commander

JASPAR

what

can

I

do

for

you?

ADAMA

(uncertainly)

I

the

hoping you could provide

of

the Cylon

was

location

force

attacked

you.

us with that

JASPAR

Cylon?

(beat)

Dh

you must mean

the

tinheads.

nonplussed

for

a

moment,

then

he

presses on.

It's

important

at all

costs.

ADAMA

that we avoid

them

Sorry

JASPAR

(thinking

hard)

!

~on't have

(beat)

any

idea where

they

are.

(X)

I've

kicked all

around

the universe.

 

From

Zanus

to

Carillon,

 

to

earth,

and

this

from Palobar •

is the first time

The

four officers

Wait:

earth?

stare at Jaspar.

ADAMA

(incredulous)

You

said

you

have

been

to

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26 CONTINUED

The

Sure.

officers

look

Two,

JASPAR

three

times.

stunned.

TIGH

(tentatively)

Can

you

lead

us

there?

Adama wears a skeptical look.

Well,

I

JASPAR

wasn't headed

tell you what

• I'll

that way,

take

you

to

planet called Opelon.

There's

settlement of earthlings

take

there.

right

earth.

you

on

to

a

but,

a

They'll

A

beat

as

Adama

c~msiderably.

considers

it.

Tigh and

Apollo

have

(to

ADAMA

Jaspar)

brightened

26

(X)

Would

you

excuse

us

for

a

moment?

 

JASPAR

 

Sure.

Commander.

 

Jaspar

to

the

and

Nugget cross

other

three.

to

the

ADAMA

Recommendations.

TIGH

scanner

console.

Adama

turns

He

could

be

telling

the

truth.

 

ADA.'1A

Or

just trying

to

impress

us.

,

-

APOLLO

I

to

don't know about actually having

earth .•• he does

tend

to

stretch

been

the

truth a bit

but why would he lie about

a colony on Opelon? He'd just wind up

looking

foolish

when

got there.

we

ADAMA

It just seems too easy. With only the

ancient writings for 'reference, men have searched for earth through the millenia .

without

success.

Now

suddenlY,

out of

.

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2

14

ADA.t.\A

(searching)

(cont'd.)

26

we don't know where, comes this

strange

it

is

as

galaxy.

man

who

easy

as

acts

as

though

reaching

cruising

across

the

It's very difficult for me

to

accept.

gentlemen.

APOLLO

Well,

he

certainly

isn't working for

the Cylons.

They were

trying

to

kill

him.

I

don't see what we have

to

lose

beside

the

time

it

takes

to

get to

Opelon.

 

TIGH

Adama,

this

could be

the

stroke of

-

Adama

Omega:

luck

risk

thinks