Sunday, August 7, 2016

"All My Children" reference in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA?

Battlestar Galactica ("Saga of a Star World") -
Adama and Adar discuss ABC-TV's popular daytime
soap opera "All My Children"
There is some extremely awkward dialogue between Commander Adama and President Adar in the opening minutes of the Battlestar Galactica pilot movie ("Saga of a Star World").  Adar says ("I see the party is not a huge success with all my children.").  Could this line be a reference to the popular ABC-TV daytime drama All My Children - then still running on ABC-TV - and also the show that launched Richard Hatch's career?  Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica) played Phillip Brent on All My Children for two years beginning in 1970.  An estimated 66 million viewers tuned in to "Saga of a Star World" on Sunday, September 17, 1978 - this line of dialogue is (more or less!) a commercial for All My Children!  Was this deliberate or just a weird coincidence?

All My Children - Richard Hatch and Karen Lynn Gorney
Battlestar Galactica is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson.
All My Children is copyright (c) ABC-TV; created by Agnes Nixon.