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Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic Series. A must have for any fan of the Battlestar Galactica TV series from the late 70's. Fans of the new Sci-Fi Channel series will also be interested in seeing how it all began. Dirk Benedict's Starbuck is the highlight of the series, the Han Solo if you will of the show. Not to mention a young Jane Seymour and Anne Lockhart. The only flaw with this DVD release is the exclusion of the Galactica 1980 series that followed after Galactica's cancellation. True, Galactica 1980 was no where near as good as the original, but there was an episode featuring Starbuck where we get to find out his fate. If this had been included, the DVD set would have been rated excellent instead of Good.
NOT complete :(
NOT complete :( But Awesome To Have & See. A+++++++++++
just finished watching it, loved every single episode of it, especially now in the THX REMASTERED version, old series & movies being THX remastered is very cool in my opinion, it's sorta like seeing a new film or series. Especially in beginning it's funny when you see them hover in space & you actually see the wires where they are strapped in & all.
It's sadly also not completely in chronological order :(
you see in the beginning baltar crushed and pinned down ( though alive ) inside a pyramid chamber and vowing to get Lucifer ( his first assistant in that episode ) ( episode ends as if he's gonna die there or make a miraculous escape, yet that doesn't happen )
then there comes a episode where baltar is being sentenced to death as the imperious leader tells him that he has served his purpose & since all humans should be eradicated he is to be terminated.
then it hits off where they do the travelling & all.
cool episodes each & every one of them, but what i personally liked best of the series is when they were actually on earth with the motorbikes who could also fly, with there spaceships that could become invisible, where the children could jump real high due to lower gravity, where the children were in the council, and all of these episodes are unfortunately not included here.
i distinctly remember a episode where a cylon & a almost look-alike human android crash-land on earth when it's carnival or halloween and they try to broadcast a signal to the cylon empire yet then the cylon malfunctions and jumps off a roof and they end up in a garbage truck and are then crushed to pieces.
those episodes i loved best.
I DO hope that in future those will be released as well with a epic season 2 or something.
definately recommendable, but don't think that these are all episodes, there are lots more, and in the book that's describes the episodes it says that the show got cancelled, but i'm sure it didn't, perhaps for a while i don't know, but i do know that there are MANY more episodes.
great to have.
alot of the present battlestar galactica series are based on the episodes of these old ones, though remade, it's not like with some old movies that are remade that it's exactly the same but then with different actors & all, the plot has been rewritten & all, though you can clearly see that it got based on that episode though.
very great to have, a true classic SF series, can't wait for the other episodes!!!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA The Classic Series from 1978-1979.
This series that was originally envisioned as a mini-series of tele-movies, was at the last minute, ordered into full production by ABC TV. Against all odds, Glen Larson and Universal Studios delivered a universe of epic proportions to the small screen. Back when there were only 3 major networks, this herculean task was clearly a superhuman endeavor. Faced with impossible expectations of production output for such a huge undertaking, the crew of "Battlestar Galactica" brought to the living rooms of America a weekly production that multi million dollar motion pictures could never have dreamed of accomplishing. For all their hard work, almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for months, #1 rated ABC TV cancelled their heavily promoted, big sci fi series with out at least giving the production the chance to rest and begin a second season. Later realizing they made a horrible mistake, ABC TV again ordered the production to resume full speed at a moments notice. With corporate bean counters firmly at the helm of their stripped down version, "Galactica:1980" crashed and burned.
"Battlestar Galactica" was held to unrealistic benchmarks and then dismantled before it was allowed to hit it's stride. With fantastic production values, a charismatic cast, exotic new worlds, and special effects that you had to pay to see on the big screen, this is a story of what could have been.
Written by: Dan Beyer, May 2008.
I recently purchased this epic series and it was excellent. No longer will I have to wait for a BG Marathon on the Sc-Fi Channel. I was a teenager when the series premired and have been a big fan ever since although I enjoy more the old series than the knew(StarBuck a WOMAN!!!). When watching the DVD I got somewhat emotional when seeing Jane Seymore's character killed by a Cylon, Boomer and Athena trapped in the Rec Room with Boxie and Adama having a piece of shrapnel close to his heart. Probably the best part of the DVD is #6 where the Epilogue of Galactica is shown with Richard Hatch,Dirc Benedict Anne Lockhart, Herbert Jefferson, Terry Carter, Laurette Spang and the Noah Hathaway. I very much enjoyed this series and have also purchased Galactica 80.
I purchased the complete DVD set as a holiday gift. As a young girl, I remember looking forward to that one night a week to catch a glimpse of Starbuck and Apollo. Now as a mother, I wanted my son to experience the classic sci-fi series and hopefully enjoy it as much as I did. It looks "1970's campy", and still highly enjoyable. It's still a story of hope and the inner strength of the human spirit that transends time and space. I would recommend this series on DVD to anyone that is a fan of classic sci-fi or to those fans of the new and updated version of Battlestar Galactica on the Sci-Fi Channel.