Was Dr. Zee's wardrobe (and haircut!) inspired by Commander Straker from Gerry Anderson's UFO? UFO (1970) was set in the year 1980...and when the real year 1980 rolled around, Galactica: 1980 premiered featuring Dr. Zee, a character dressed nearly identical to Commander Straker.
Dr. Zee (Galactica: 1980)
Commander Straker (UFO)
Battlestar Galactica / Galactica: 1980 is copyright (c) NBC / Universal; created by Glen A. Larson. UFO is copyright (c) Carlton and Gerry Anderson Productions; created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson with Reg Hill.