DAD #1: Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) / Widower
DAD #1’S JOB: Defending refugees fleeing the Cylon tyranny
KIDS OF DAD #1: Apollo (20-something), Athena (20-something)
WHERE’S MOM #1 ?: Dead from Cylon attack
STAND-IN “MOM #1”: none
DAD #2: Captain Apollo (Richard Hatch) / Widower
DAD #2’S JOB: Defending refugees fleeing the Cylon tyranny
KIDS OF DAD #2: Boxey (8)
WHERE’S MOM #2 ?: Dead from Cylon attack, Apollo’s stepson
STAND-IN “MOM #2”: Possibly Aunt Athena, or Cassiopea, Apollo’s sidekick’s girlfriend.
Before you warn me about typos, that’s the correct capitalization for the series. The script listed the title as “BattlestaR Galactica” with the capitalized R in the middle.
Alert Viewers sometimes wonder if Lorne Greene was the first actor to portray two TV Single Dads, but that honor goes to John Forsythe, of Bachelor Father and To Rome With Love fame, a decade earlier. This does seem to be the first show to have two TV Single Dads on the same series, though.
A tip of the Sky King Memorial Stetson to ‘OM’ for the clue-by-four about Boxey’s Stand-In Mom suspects. Thanks, OM!