Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the first episode of a two-part story, a recon mission led by Apollo (Richard Hatch) and Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) confronts a fleet of Vipers from the long-lost Battlestar Pegasus. Ultimately, Cmdr. Adama (Lorne Greene) comes face to face with the Pegasus' skipper, legendary colonial warrior Cain (Lloyd Bridges). Unfortunately, Cain's heroism is dwarfed by his ego and his recklessness--and he is determined to lead his vessel and the Galactica on a suicidal attack against the Cylon forces. Anne Lockhart makes her first series appearance as Cain's daughter, Sheba. Parts one and two of "The Living Legend" were later combined with excerpts from the Battlestar Galactica episode "Fire in Space" and released theatrically overseas as Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack.