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Richard A. Colla

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Richard A. Colla
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Biographical information
Birth date (1936-04-18) April 18, 1936 (age 86)
Nationality American
Professional information
Occupation Director
Years active 1961—2000
BSG-related information
Related film Battlestar Galactica
Occupation Director

Richard A. Colla (born April 18, 1936) is a retired American director. He directed the Original Series pilot episode "Saga of a Star World" as well as its 1978 theatrical version, Battlestar Galactica. Yet he left the set four days before the end of shooting and was replaced by Alan J. Levi (who has been uncredited for this).


Involvement in the Battlestar Galactica universe


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2000 Growing Up Brady director TV Movie
1999 Blue Valley Songbird director TV Movie
1999 Ultimate Deception director TV Movie
1998 When Husbands Cheat director TV Movie
1997 Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder director TV Movie
1996 Her Last Chance director TV Movie
1996 Hidden in Silence director TV Movie
1995 Dazzle director TV Movie
1995 Zoya director TV Movie
1994 Roseanne and Tom: Behind the Scenes director TV Movie
1994 Web of Deception director TV Movie
1993 Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story director TV Movie
1992 Getting Up and Going Home co-executive producer TV Movie
1991 Deadly Medicine director TV Movie
1990 Storm and Sorrow director
TV Movie
1990 Sparks: The Price of Passion director
TV Movie
1989 Blind Witness director
TV Movie
1989 Roxanne: The Prize Pulitzer director TV Movie
1989 Naked Lie director TV Movie
1988 Something Is Out There director (6 episodes) TV Mini-Series
1988/I Something Is Out There director TV Series
1988 Werewolf director (2 episodes) TV Series
1985-1987 Spenser: For Hire director (5 episodes) TV Series
1987 Houston Knights director (1 episode) TV Series
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation director (1 episode) TV Series
1986 That Secret Sunday director TV Movie
1986 Kay O'Brien director (1 episode) TV Series
1985 MacGyver director (1 episode) TV Series
1985 Hunter director (3 episodes) TV Series
1985 The Equalizer director (1 episode) TV Series
1985 Stingray Director TV Movie
1985 Hardcastle and McCormick director (1 episode) TV Series
1984 Cover Up director (2 episodes) TV Series
1984 Murder, She Wrote director (1 episode) TV Series
1984 Miami Vice director (1 episode) TV Series
1983 The Shaft of Love executive producer
directed for stage
TV Movie
1983 Wizards and Warriors director (1 episode) TV Series
1982 CHiPs director (1 episode) TV Series
1981-1982 Shannon director (2 episodes) TV Series
1981 Trapper John, M.D. director (1 episode) TV Series
1981 Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige director TV Movie
1980 Jake's Way director TV Movie
1978 Battlestar Galactica director (1 episode) TV Series
1978 Battlestar Galactica director Film
1978 Olly, Olly, Oxen Free director
1975 The UFO Incident director
executive producer
TV Movie
1974 The Tribe director TV Movie
1974 Live Again, Die Again director TV Movie
1974 The Questor Tapes director TV Movie
1973 Tenafly director (1 episode) TV Series
1972 Fuzz director Film
1968-1971 Ironside director (4 episodes)
executive producer (1 episode)
TV Series
1971 Sarge director (1 episode)
executive producer (1 episode)
TV Series
1970 The Other Man director TV Movie
1970 Zig Zag director Film
1970 McCloud director (1 episode) TV Series
1969 The Whole World Is Watching director TV Movie
1968 The Name of the Game director (1 episode) TV Series
1968 The Virginian director (1 episode) TV Series
1968 Judd for the Defense director (2 episodes) TV Series
1966 Gunsmoke director (1 episode) TV Series
1965-1966 Days of Our Lives actor (24 episodes) Tony Merritt TV Series
1966 The Legend of Jesse James director (1 episode)
writer (1 episode)
TV Series
1962 The Soldier director Short
1961 Like Father, Like Son actor Ginny's Date (uncredited) Film


See also

External links


  1. Mike Egnor (April 29, 2008). "Richard Colla GALACTICA.TV interview". Retrieved January 2, 2019.