Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica

Season One

DVD - 2005
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The Cylons declare war on humanity by wiping out billions in the twelve colonies of man, in an unprovoked first strike. The Colonial fleet is all but eliminated leaving just a handful of ships including the soon to be decommissioned Battlestar Galactica. Galactica is crewed by the misfits of the military and a crew that never expected to be involved in real duty.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal, 2005.
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781417054060
1417054069
9781417066186
1417066180
1417054025
9781417054039
1417054034
9781417054046
1417054042
9781417054053
1417054050
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (756 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Battlestar Galactica. Season 1.

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And this, without embarrassment, I will say, IS my all-time favorite. Three words: Edward James Olmos.


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Rbrightone Feb 21, 2016

I would rate seasons 1 and 2 at 5 stars, especially the miniseries that starts the first season off. Season 3 is probably like a 3.5 and then season 4 gets maybe 3 stars. Its worth checking out the whole series. I cared where the characters were going, for the most part, and having the ship be a character to some extent was fun too.

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kjohn1198
Jun 12, 2015

I expected more action sequences. This is a very character driven series.

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Jmgutteridge
Oct 21, 2014

Problem with this listing is that the DVDs are broken into two sets, but you need to be able to get set 1 first in order to be able to watch from the beginning.

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pianomarket
Nov 15, 2013

On 5 DVD's this is Season One with a 4 hour mini series to kick it off, followed by 13 episodes. There is plenty of cheesecake with Tricia Helfer. Although this is supposedly sci fiction for adults, there is a comic book quality about the action sequences. Mary McDonnell is the best actor because she gives a nuanced performance, not one dimensional. Some of the commentary in the later episodes are a bore because the director and producers never tire of complimenting themselves.

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MicheleJ
Jul 13, 2013

I totally enjoyed this version. I had watched the first version many moons ago................and had enjoyed that. But this version is really entertaining and the characters are intriguing.

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adamo_poeta
Aug 16, 2012

Just a comment for those that want to start from episode 1 that this is set 2 of season 1 (starts with ep 5) so if you want to start from ep 1 and the miniseries you need to take out set 1 of season 1.

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DerekBauer
Sep 09, 2011

I agree to a certain extent with Joanna--the resolution of the entire story is a weak point. If you listen to the commentary, it is apparent that much of the writing was done on the fly, and it sometimes shows. It would have been stronger if they had not improvised so much. And there are elements in the series which I could use less of--the whole Baltar-Six storyline was too much, the Opera House was bizzare, and the mysticism was just too heavy at times. Having said that, I think that the series breathed new life into science fiction and moved it away from the George Lucas school. Some episodes are great. The series explores issues in an intelligent and thought-provoking way. The characters are really human. The graphics are usually very good, and the battle scenes are more realistic than anything I've seen. If you like sci-fi, it's worth watching.

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PistolPete
Oct 25, 2010

BSG has become my favorite show of all time. If you have not seen it you are missing out. It is completely different than the original and infinitely better. Season one starts a little slow but the show completely draws you in. It has been described as a space drama, which I usually don't enjoy drama at all, but this show has very well developed characters whom you grow to love (and some simultaneously hate). You may just find yourself starting with the fist episode and having to sit down and watch the entire season because you have to know what happens next. Great acting, great special effects, great story.

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popcornme
Aug 06, 2010

Awesome start. :P they need more.

too bad they ended it (SPOILER WARNING) only 4 1/2 seasons :/

whats up with that?
goes up only to season 4.5
(SPOILER ALERT)

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