When Battlestar Galactica was first televised in 2003 I wanted no part of it. Though I had watched some of the original series in the 70s I was not a big fan. My initial thoughts were that a remake was doomed to failure. Over the years that followed I heard nothing but raves about the show from friends and what had been posted on the Internet. Not after long it became obvious to me that I had missed out on one of the greatest television series ever made. My plan was to eventually watch the series but I had to wait until a proper release. That came about two months ago in the form of the newly repackaged Blu-ray set which I promptly purchased. Yesterday I began watching the first season. Got through the two miniseries and first 4 episodes. Fantastic stuff. I am hooked already and I am certain that I haven't even skimmed the surface of this addiction. The one thing I am VERY disappointed in is the quality of this Blu-ray release. It is plagued with grain and excessive noise. The grain I can understand and live with. The noise, however, is just unacceptable. There are scenes with vertical lines and excessive noise. I can't believe something like this even gets broadcast. In any event, my goal is to complete Season One this week or perhaps even today. I want to complete the series by the July 4th weekend.