Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Epic...Announced!

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  1. Phil_DC

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  2. Glenn Overholt

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    The last disk is 150 minutes, which is 3 x 50 minute episodes, and I'm ticked that they didn't include 1980, and am thinking about forgetting the whole thing now. Bummer!

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  3. Chris Dugger

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    Truly ashame that they will not be going back to the original audio stems and producing 5.1 soundtracks for these...

    Certainly the 5.1 Paramount worked up for the STAR TREK:TOS shows that it can be done.

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  4. David Lambert

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  5. Ric Easton

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    Another vote for The Return of Starbuck. As far as I'm concerned the rest of Galactica: 1980 can BURN IN HELL!

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    I also want The Return Of Starbuck included in the set....I will not consider that epic truly complete without it.
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

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    Dave, as far as I know most of the audio stems are gone. Stu Phillips still has his score tapes, this much I know, but frankly I'll be shocked if they actually found enough stems to do a true 5.1 remix

    They should include some pics of the Viper cockpit that's sitting in the Universal junkyard too
     
  8. Glenn Overholt

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    No, not at all. It is NOT complete. Ask Joseph - and several others. They are not going to get The Return of Starbuck either.

    It seems odd to me that they'd run off part of a series, and not all of it, and don't give me that "1980" makes it a new series stuff. They both had the same characters played by the same stars in them.

    I know 'to each his own', but I have seen some of the '1980' ones lately, and they are just as cheesy as the original series, so what's the big deal? They can't package the other ten episodes? Did they run out of money or something? Couln't find a slip case for that many disks?

    Yeah, that sounds way over the edge, and I may be kidding, but what is their excuse?

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    What they'll do is release the original series bare bones, then jam pack the 1980 series with extras to sucker everyone into buying it. [​IMG]

    I'm just glad Uni finally put a date on it. I am now hoping that they don't mess up the packing too bad with some Legendish abomination or new noggin artwork.
     
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    I could care less about G80. I thought it was crap when it first aired - and I was the target juvenille audience at the time (15 years old).

    Good to see both 5.1 and original mono soundtracks (something Paramount should have done for Star Trek) for the real Battlestar Galactica series.

    [​IMG]

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    Good news! I don't remember a whole lot about BATTLESTAR GALACTICA other than how cool my 8-year-old self thought it was back in the day. [​IMG]

    And as for GALACTICA 1980, personally I could care less.

    Not a complaint but: What's with the sudden re-emergence of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA anyway? Haven't heard a peep about this show in over 20 years and now we're getting the original series on DVD, a new mini-series on Sci-Fi Channel, and an Xbox game (which looks very cool, BTW) in September! Anything else in the works?
     
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    Interestingly, I was watching Charlie's Angels last night, and who should appear but Laurette Spang.
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    The show has had a solid fanbase/following since it went off the air, and is one of SciFi's most popular reruns. 70's TV show remakes are in, and this is the third Galactica remake to start, and the first to actually get filmed (no matter how much it deserves to be burned).
     
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    [rant]NEW DATE![/rant]

    Gord received an e-mail earlier from someone at Universal, which stated that the release date has already been pushed back 1 week.

    The New Release Date is October 21st


    Gord posted a quick news item at TVShowsOnDVD stating the change, and Universal has already updated their consumer site with this info.

    Still waiting on price, cover art, and whether or not there will be supplements on this (surely there will be something).


    Now's also a good time to mention that Universal is re-promoting the theatrical version of the pilot (edited down from the triple-length "Saga of a Star World" episode and containing an alternate ending regarding Baltar) on the same date. It appears to be the same DVD that Uni released years ago, just with a new lower price ($19.98 SRP) and a new UPC# (which for Uni probably means a new cover, a la Batteries Not Included). So completists will have a chance to own the "alternate" version of the pilot.
     
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    new cover? Eww, I keep imagining some new Photoshopped noggin montage of actors who aren't famous to anyone today except BSG fans who like the original art
     
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  18. Randy A Salas

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    From the press release:
     
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    $119.98 S.R.P.? [​IMG]
    I wonder what it'll be up here. probably something like $150 SRP. [​IMG]
     
  20. Jeff Kleist

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    The fact that they're reauthoring the movie to include the preview for The Travesty may mean it's now anamorphic

    They got Terry Carter! He is THE MAN. One of the most gracious human beings I have ever met, a class act all the way with some great stories to tell.

    Too bad they couldn't get (afford) more of them. Now where's that show-stopping packaging they're claiming? At $119 It better be a nogginless embossed Tin case a-la Band of Brothers. Like the Aussie packaging from last year all silver with the black logo(or silver logo on black) (a Cylon in the background with the eye going would be sweet, though a Pink Floyd "Pulse" style would be tacky [​IMG])
     

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