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Battlestar Galactica: The Classic Series

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#1 of 43 OFFLINE   RogerH


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Posted July 05 2006 - 03:36 AM

Does anybody have this set? If so how is it. Since its Universal I guess its double sided, have there been any problems with the discs? The reason I ask is because I had to order it online since I couldn't find it locally unfortuneatly.

#2 of 43 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted July 05 2006 - 04:49 AM

This set had quite a few issues with it's double sided disks. I went thru several and was unable to find a Perfect copy, but at least it only had one side with a bad Pixel breakup. I'd be leary of dropping big bucks on it, but if you can find it cheap.
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#3 of 43 OFFLINE   RogerH


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Posted July 05 2006 - 04:59 AM

Dave how recently was this? Did you get the big head limited or the regular one that was put out after? I was willing to pay a bit for it since its harder to get around here I just hope I don't have many problems with the discs.

#4 of 43 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted July 05 2006 - 05:46 AM

I can honestly say that the disks are double sided DVD-18's. I purchased the cylon head version and I had no problem with the set I purchased.

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Posted July 05 2006 - 06:35 AM

I got this set when it first came out with the Cylon Head packaging. Yes it on double sided discs, but I have not had any problems. It is a very nice set with loads of deleted scenes, several featurettes and a nice behind the scenes documentary with cast and crew interviews. There is also a commentary track with Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Herb Jefferson on the pilot.

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Posted July 05 2006 - 06:40 AM

Well that is good news. I look forward to seeing this show again. While the new series is great this one is just special to me, I guess because I grew up with it. Also was there any problems with the Buck Rogers set? As thats another one I want to get.

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Posted July 05 2006 - 07:36 AM

Same here and I don't honestly remember reading about any problems with this set other than people not liking the big head. Its a great set by the way. Nice transfers and lots of deleted footage. I'm finally just finishing my Buck Rogers set and no problems with that one either.
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Posted July 05 2006 - 07:45 AM

I have not had any problems with the Buck Rogers set. It is the complete series. The only disappointment I had with this set is that there are no special features. I had heard that Gil Gerard, Erin Grey and Glen Larson were approached and interested in doing commentary and interviews but then they were nixed. Another minor disappointment is that they included only the theatrical cut of the pilot, rather than the television version. It would have been nice if they had either included both versions, or done what they did with Galactica. Include the television cut and release the theatrical cut separately. Despite these shortcomings, it's still a nice set and I'm glad to have it, though. It's a major guilty pleasure.

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Posted July 05 2006 - 02:21 PM

I also bought the big Cylon head when they first came out and had to go back to the store twice to replace a disc due to freezing issues. As for the Buck Rogers series, I had no problems with that set......good for me because I didn't go through the set until a couple of months after I purchased it - definitely not a good thing to do with DVD-18 sets.
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#10 of 43 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted July 06 2006 - 01:04 AM

I got the Big Head.. hold on that did'nt come out quite right...
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#11 of 43 OFFLINE   Katherine_K


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Posted July 06 2006 - 01:51 AM

I did not get the big head, and I've had a couple freazing spots but nothing terrible. The extras on this set are quite impressive and they overall experiance makes up for the minor few seconds.

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Posted July 06 2006 - 03:24 AM

I picked up The Big Head version, and it played just fine here.
I had no problem with Buck either - other than the show not being as good as I remember it from my childhood. While Galactica stood the test of time (cheesy, yes - but it had some quality to it), Buck was really painful to get through.

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Posted July 06 2006 - 04:39 AM

My Galactica plays fine, big head version. I put mine in another DVD case though. Buck on the other hand freezes on a Gary Coleman episode. I read a number of people had this same problem. As I had said in another thread about this episode, no loss. That is of course IMO. Posted Image

Wanna bet Universal releases these again on single sided discs this time?

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Posted July 06 2006 - 04:52 AM

I finished viewing the B.G. "Cylon Head" version earlier this year. Didn't have any problems with the discs. I also have the Buck Rogers set, but I got that one from "Santa" last Xmas since I was only interested in this series' 1st season. I've watched all of S1 in the set and didn't have any problems. I guess I was lucky with these 18's. I wasn't as fortunate with another Uni 18 set, "Earth 2". I had to get an exchange set for that one. Most of my TV/DVD 18's seem to play ok so far.

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Posted July 06 2006 - 05:22 AM

I got the Cylon head version and when I pulled the last disc off the hub, I cracked it. I've never broken a DVD before. Universal was quite nice and mailed me a replacement disc for free.

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Posted July 06 2006 - 10:48 AM

I had similar problems with the hubs, but I took a nail file and filed them down. I just smoothed the edges of the hubs so that the discs were still held, but it was easy to snap them in and out. No problems with the BG discs themselves, although I did have problems with the Buck Rogers discs.

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Posted July 09 2006 - 02:50 PM

I have the original Cylon head version and haven't had any problems with it at all. I wish I had the regular sized box to fit all nice and neat on the shelf. Or that they'd at least have put BSG text on the side of the inner folding pack that was normal sized.

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Posted July 09 2006 - 03:16 PM

I got the regular box, and it froze up towards the end of the second part of Living Legend. I wiped the disc and it played fine.

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Posted July 17 2006 - 04:52 AM

I have the Cylon Head Box which I bought in late October 2003. No problems at all. My only complaint with this set although it has a lot of deleted footage and special features...is the whopping price of $119 retail. I'm sure you can find a good used one on Ebay or Amazon, but it was more like a big investment...especially since I was on a tight budget. I had to own it though before they pulled the Collector's Edition Cylon Head off shelves. If you have the Collector's Edition from 2003, and want to own the 2004 version for easy shelf storage, you'll be happy to know the shelf version fits in the foam package of the inner box of the Cylon Head edition just fine. My buddy has the 2004 shelf size box and we experimented with the box. If only Universal would've packaged it like this from the get-go...then the fans could have the collectible head for shelf display, and the smaller, silver package for the shelf to store it with the rest of their DVD's separately. The only other TV show I am ANXIOUSLY awaiting, and Gord knows this...is FALCON CREST. Let's just hope the rest of us FC fans get our wish of a great first season release this fall for the 25th anniversary of the series and with a vat of special features. Like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, FALCON CREST really takes me fondly back to my youth. The BUCK ROGERS set was disappointing in that there are no special features. Some deleted scenes would be nice, but honestly, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA has a much stronger fanbase than BUCK ROGERS and from what I've heard, there was no big demand for BUCK ROGERS so that is why the special features were omitted.

#20 of 43 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted July 17 2006 - 05:05 AM

Well, Best Buy sells the set for $84.99 in-store, definately worth that price and this is the newer release packaging, non-Cylon head. But, even at thast price, the set is really worth it. This is one of those rare sets that paying that price is definately worth, although I'm waiting for Universal to release the set in its thinpack packaging.

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