|Format||Extended Play CLV|
|Running Time||109 minutes|
This film, released as a feature only in Japan, is actually pieces of 2 episodes from television series Battlestar Galactica (1978-79) which are spliced together into a semi-cohesive storyline. The bulk of the material is taken from a 2-hour episode entitled The Living Legend (episode 8) with the remainder comprised of scenes from Fire in Space (episode 9). Don't watch the film too closely. Since the series, which lasted a meager 17 episodes, did not have an enormous budget, stock footage is pilfered from almost all previous episodes as well as generic explosions from the Universal vaults. There are continuity errors galore.
Never listed as an available title in a DiscoVision catalog, the title was a coming attraction in the July 1981 catalog. Mission Galactica lasted through all of MCA's catalogs since DiscoVision and remained in Pioneer's listing until their Winter 1983 edition. This long hiatus was ended when Pioneer's August '86 catalog again listed the discs availability, which was nothing more than a clearing out the copies still in the Pioneer warehouse. The disc includes the MCA Videodisc "shrinking numbers" bumpers and the opening DiscoVision graphic is backed by silence, rather than the normal music. The copyright line at the bottom of the jacket back indicates ©1981 MCA VIDEODISC and the disc being manufactured by MCA VIDEODISC.