They were pretty unique sounds weren't they? As unique as those made by the ships in Star Wars. I loved the original Galactica (I remember it in first run, when I was but a lad of 9 years old). For me, it was Star Wars on television every week...which was especially true since the prospect of being able to see Star Wars in the theater at the time seemed non-existent. (My parents weren't exactly supportive in my love for sci-fi and space fantasy). Eventually, we did go see Star Wars, which, as I recall correctly, was still in its first run from '77, and I got to see it before Galactica actually premiered.