Best TV mistakes of 1980
Revealing mistake: Episode 1 - Galactica Discovers Earth - When Troy and Dillon land on Earth, they take their bikes onto the freeway. They're followed by a large group of curious bikers. When two of the bikers move alongside Troy and Dillon and start talking to them, it's obvious that all four bikes are now mounted on a trailer, instead of riding on the road. Easiest way to tell is that their heads are higher up than the other bikers.
Character mistake: In the episode where Henry has overdue library books, they are overdue by 5 years and 23 days. Both Henry and Monroe say in the episode that the fine is around $1000 (based on 10 cents per day due 5 years 23 days)... But in reality, using that calculation, the total would come to only $185, not $1000.