The Galactica's landing pods are set ablaze by a Cylon suicide attack. Adama (Lorne Greene) is seriously injured, and Boxey (Noah Hathaway) and Athena (Maren Jensen) are trapped on board the battlestar. Although Apollo (Richard Hatch) and Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) make a daring and treacherous spacewalk to save their comrades, it ultimately falls to Boomer (Herbert Jefferson Jr.) to rescue everyone. "Fire in Space" was later combined with the Battlestar Galactica episode "The Magnificent Warriors" and reissued as the two-hour "TV movie" Curse of the Cylons.
by Hal Erickson synopsis