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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - coming this fall!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Dave Molinarolo, May 21, 2003.

  1. Joshua_W

    Joshua_W Second Unit

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    It would be nice if they would include "Return of Starbuck" in the Battlestar Galactica Boxed set as an extra.

    I remember watching Galactica 1980 when I was seven or eight and even at that impressionalble young age found it to be absolutely horrid.
     
  2. Yee-Ming

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    About bloody time! I actually placed an order for the R4 version when it was announced, and was supposed to be released last year. It was then held up, presumably because TPTB in USA decided to remake (reimagine? hate the concept...) BSG and presumably decided to have a good go at a proper SE release, and R4 evidently decided to wait for the R1 work to be completed.

    I have fond memories of BSG. I hardly remember anything of G80 though. Probably for good reason...

    As others have opined, I don't see the point of including badly edited telemovies. But Return of Starbuck would be a nice extra. As theoretically would the whole of G80, but one suspects they'll wait and see how well the main set sells before investing any moolah in doing a G80 set, which in any case they'll realise will not sell anything near a BSG set -- perhaps a bare-bones release would be in order.
     
  3. Glenn Overholt

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    No one mentioned a first season. This is from the Sci Fi Wire.

    "The Battlestar Galactica game is scheduled for a fall release for the Xbox and PlayStation 2, in conjunction with the home-video and DVD release of the original series. SCI FI's Battlestar Galactica will debut in December."

    It says the original series. The original air dates were '78 to '80, so I'd have to assume that this meant ALL of them.

    Glenn
     
  4. todd s

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    I hope we get the extended version of the pilot this time.
     
  5. John_Berger

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  6. Randy A Salas

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    John, from IMDb:

     
  7. Kevin M

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    I'm not absolutely sure but I believe the current DVD version was the truncated Theatrical version they cut down for time & released in Sensurround in 1978.
    The original network aired two part pilot was around three hours long.
     
  8. Jeff Ulmer

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    The current version is the Canadian theatrical version which played the summer before the series aired on TV, with the original Baltar plotline, later changed for TV. Confused the hell out of me as a kid having seen the film in the theater.
     
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    There were scenes in the tv pilot that weren't in the movie version. And a few scenes in the movie that were cut from the tv pilot. What I wish they would do, and probably won't, is include all scenes from both versions.
     
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    I've been waiting for this one to come out this year since the announcement. Figured it would be around the time of the SF mini-series for maximum impact. It would be great to see them include The Return of Starbuck in the set as a bonus. That's definitely the only worthwhile Galactica 80 episode.

    By your command, I will buy this set.
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

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    that's the one, interesting it's in again.
     
  14. Jeff Ulmer

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    I remember that scene from broadcast, as I know I've seen it many times, and doubt my memory is THAT good from one theatrical viewing.
     
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    I remember seeing BSG in the theaters in the US when I was a kid...did they release it to theaters after it originally aired on TV? I am confused...
     
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    I agree about G80, but would also like to see an anamorphic version of the existing disc.
     
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    I hope they took advantage of the seamless branching feature so that they could reuse those 6 special effects shots they use in every episode. [​IMG]
     
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    Purported Price of "Battlestar Galactica" per episode... $1,000,000
    Estimated price of Box set... $39.99-$49.99 opening week...
    Above comment by Max re: seamless branching for FX shots... PRICELESS


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