'Battlestar Galactica' complete epic - worth the price?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Wade365, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Wade365

    Wade365 Guest

    << I'm thinking of maybe asking for it for a Christmas present. >>

    Watch a few episodes on SciFi Channel... it helped make my mind up.

    Not gonna say which way, cuz I'll get jumped.
     
    Wade365, Dec 4, 2003
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    Paul C. Guest

    The extras aren't that great. There's a retrospective kind of
    thing which isn't that long but is nice. I've stopped watching the
    deleted scenes as the ones I watched were so similar to the ones
    in the show it was boring. If you enjoyed the show & can't get it
    any other way then you should enjoy the main set. (I am happy as I
    grew up anticipating each new show) Don't expect stellar picture
    quality though, it's extremely grainy in places, as bad as any
    video tape. Not all the way through just the ocassional really bad
    scenes.
    Not for me, it's the one of the best parts! I keep that box
    separate. There's a folder style box holding the set that you can
    store with your other DVD's so it's not a problem.(it's DAMN hard
    to get the discs out though!)
     
    Paul C., Dec 4, 2003
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    JWB Guest

    I really liked the show, so I thought it was worth the price. The extras are
    decent enough - deleted scenes on almost every episode. Commentary by
    Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer on the pilot episode, and a disk of featurettes.
    Not bad at all.

    the show holds up surprisingly well, too.
     
    JWB, Dec 4, 2003
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  4. Hi all,

    I noticed that there's a boxed set of the complete 'Battlestar:
    Galactica' TV series available, and since I have fond memories of the
    show from when I was younger (OK, I was hopelessly in love with
    Starbuck!), I'm thinking of maybe asking for it for a Christmas present.
    Can anyone tell me, how are the extras? I see there are deleted
    scenes and stuff like that - anything good, or just the random shot that
    doesn't make a difference?

    Thanks for any information, and I really wish they'd designed a box
    without that clunky Cylon head on it!

    Sarah B.
     
    Sarah Bartholomew, Dec 4, 2003
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  5. Sarah Bartholomew in a half shell:
    one of my friends took a look at it here:

    http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=2&p=info&c=897

    including info on the R2 packaging.. which isn't a "clunky" Cylon head :)
     
    David Beamish, Dec 4, 2003
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  6. Wade365

    Wade365 Guest

    << the show holds up surprisingly well, too. >>

    OPINION ALERT.

    I watched "Living Legend" on SciFi the other afternoon and I couldn't disagree
    more strongly (and this is an ep touted as a fan-fav)... I found myself
    counting the stock footage repeats of Raiders and Vipers, and the sets are
    inanely decorated (this coming from an original series Star Trek & Doctor Who
    fan to this day, so I have imagination and I'm not affraid to use it).

    The only bright spot was seeing Sheba again (Bridge's daughter on the ep).
    Still a damned sexy woman.

    Here comes Dec. 9th, kids... time to see how SciFi rapes our memory banks.
     
    Wade365, Dec 4, 2003
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    Mark Spatny Guest

    Wade365, says...
    Actually, I think it's December 8th. And it's pretty cool.
     
    Mark Spatny, Dec 5, 2003
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    Wade365 Guest

    << Actually, I think it's December 8th. And it's pretty cool. >>

    If you're under 30, I suppose.

    What's next? Buck Rogers? Is Gil Gerard around to interview the new female Buck
    Rogers in a Starbuck's (like Half-Wit Benedict did with the new SB)?

    To blazes with SciFi's creation, "cool" or not... it didn't need doin'.
     
    Wade365, Dec 5, 2003
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    Smaug69 Guest

    The effects were never the important part of the series. I think even
    as a kid I recognized how lame some of them were and how Istrange it
    was that many of them were so familiar...as if I had seen them
    somewhere before... ;-)
    I think they already did that with Dune.

    Smaug69
     
    Smaug69, Dec 5, 2003
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  10. Wade365

    Smaug69 Guest

    The extras are awesome. There is over 3 hours of deleted scenes and
    many of them actually show a different direction that could have been
    taken with certain characters and storylines.
    That's not the actual packaging of the DVD set. The Cylon mask box is
    just the outer packaging. The discs are actually housed in a digipak
    in which most season box sets are packaged.

    I put my Cylon box up on a bookshelf for display and the DVD box set
    in its place with the other DVDs.

    Here's a review of the set with all the features listed and a picture
    of the clyon box and the digipak:

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/reviews3/battlestarseries.html

    Smaug69
     
    Smaug69, Dec 5, 2003
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  11. Wade365

    Smaug69 Guest

    Decent enough!?! Decent enough?!? LMAO. If 3 hours of deleted scenes
    is just decent enough for you I'd hate to see what "totally satisfied
    on every level" would be.

    Smaug69
     
    Smaug69, Dec 5, 2003
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    Invid Fan Guest

    It would be fun. Didn't care for the 80's version, but a series true to
    the roots of the comic strip would be a blast. The anti-Asian slant
    would be a little hard to pull off these days, though...
     
    Invid Fan, Dec 5, 2003
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  13. Wade365

    Wade365 Guest

    << Here comes Dec. 9th, kids... time to see how SciFi rapes our memory banks.

    I think they already did that with Dune.

    Smaug69 >>

    As usual, I like the cut o' yer jib there, Smaug.
     
    Wade365, Dec 6, 2003
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    James Evans Guest


    I'm an old-school fan, and I'm looking forward to it. Starbuck
    being a woman doesn't bother me all that much. Give it a chance.
     
    James Evans, Dec 6, 2003
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    Wade365 Guest

    << I'm an old-school fan, and I'm looking forward to it. Starbuck
    being a woman doesn't bother me all that much. Give it a chance. >>

    I didn't mean any offense to women, whom I love... and the new Starbuck looks
    more manly than Benedict EVER did... BUT.

    I ain't watching.

    Not until they get rid of the hand-held cameras and unsteady exterior FX
    shots... it gives me a headache, seriously.
     
    Wade365, Dec 6, 2003
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    Larry Gold Guest

    they have on R2


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    Larry Gold, Dec 6, 2003
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    Invid Fan Guest

    Actually she looks like Lufy :)

    http://members.aol.com/kahuchan/gall_force/gfpglf.html
     
    Invid Fan, Dec 7, 2003
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    John Savard Guest

    You don't *have* to say. It's obvious. Battlestar Galactica is a show
    only a true fan could love, and that for sentimental reasons.

    I loved it when I was a kid, but now that I yam a man, I put away
    childish things...

    John Savard
    http://home.ecn.ab.ca/~jsavard/index.html
     
    John Savard, Dec 8, 2003
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  19. Wade365

    John Savard Guest

    I might watch it, if I get the chance, for entertainment. But to the
    extent that the original deserved respect (which may not be much),
    this reprise doesn't look like it's giving any.

    The original premise of Battlestar Galactica had promise, and were
    someone to try to do a quality series based on it, with decent
    writing, I think they could do something pretty good. But that's not
    the goal here; the goal seems to be vacuous entertainment intended to
    hit new lows even for Hollywood. Which isn't even easy any longer.

    John Savard
    http://home.ecn.ab.ca/~jsavard/index.html
     
    John Savard, Dec 8, 2003
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    Mark Spatny Guest

    Wade365, says...
    Interesting choice you made there, considering that the 80's Buck Rogers
    you refer to was a "re-imagining" itself, like the new Galactica. I'm
    not sure it helps your argument, since it lends credibility to the idea
    of redoing a classic.

    I watched part one of the new Galactica tonight. It rocked, and I am
    considerably over 30. MUCH better acting, directing, and of course
    effects. The pacing was a little slow in the begining as it set up the
    characters, but it sure beats hell out of the Disco-bee-casino of the
    original pilot. Damn, that was lame.
     
    Mark Spatny, Dec 9, 2003
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