USHE Press Release: Battlestar Galactica: Season 2

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    THE HIGHEST RATED SERIES IN SCI-FI CHANNEL HISTORY RETURNS

    BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON 2.0

    SEASON 2.0 OF THE EXHILARATING
    SPACE EPIC ARRIVES ON DVD DECEMBER 20, 2005 FROM
    UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

    "The best show on television" - Newsday

    Universal City, California, November 17, 2005 -The intensity and adventure of the science-fiction saga Time magazine calls "One of the best dramas on TV" returns when Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0 blasts off on DVD December 20, 2005, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Fans can re-acquaint themselves with the show and get a sneak peek of all new episodes before those episodes begin airing in January 2006. They will enjoy this thrill-a-minute show that chronicles the courageous struggles of the universe's last handful of human survivors as they seek safe haven from the diabolical Cylon Empire. The three-disc set includes never-before-seen deleted scenes from the Hugo Award-winning series, plus podcast commentaries from producer Ron Moore, and is presented in Dolby 5.1 surround for an explosive experience. DVD is priced at $49.98; preorder close is November 15, 2005.

    Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0 finds the ragtag remnants of the Twelve Colonies of Men pursued by renegade robots intent on eradicating humankind as growing dissent from within threatens to destroy the group's alliance. Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell head up the sterling cast as Commander William "Husker" Adama, and President Laura Roslin, an ill-matched pair who must put aside their differences to keep the disparate band of survivors alive. Also featured are Jamie Bamber (Band of Brothers), James Callis (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), Aaron Douglas (I, Robot), Tricia Helfer (Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels), Grace Park (Human Cargo) and Katee Sackhoff (Halloween: Resurrection).

    Featuring mind-blowing special features including podcast commentaries from producer Ron Moore, more than 40 never-before-seen deleted or extended scenes, plus an exclusive sneak peek at all-new upcoming episodes, the Battlestar Galactica: Season 2.0 DVD takes fans of this science fiction phenomenon into the far reaches of its gritty, richly imagined universe.

    SYNOPSIS
    Sci-fi's hottest TV series returns as Battlestar Galactica 2.0 blasts onto DVD in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. As the epic second season begins, the fight to save humanity rages on - even as civil war looms within the fleet between the followers of President Roslin and Commander Adama. Relive all the intensity and excitement aboard the Galactica with a supernova of explosive bonus features, including deleted scenes and podcasts. It's a heart-pounding adventure you can't afford to miss!
    For more information please visit: www.battlestargalacticadvd.com.
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    Street Date: December 20. 2005
    Order Close: November 15, 2005
    Rating: Not Rated
    Suggested Retail Price: $49.98
    DVD Selection Number: 29375
    Running Time: 7 hours 23 minutes
    Discs: 3
    Layers: Dual (Single Sided)
    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
    Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround/Captions; Spanish Subtitles
     
  2. Shayne Lebrun

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    Released *before* the season even finishes airing? Wow.
     
  3. Anthony W

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    Knew aboout this a while back... its only going to be the first half of the season, not the full season.

    Anthony
     
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    I can't wait to see the extended version of Pegasus.
     
  5. Michael Harris

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    I wonder what the second part of the season will be called, 2.1?
     
  6. David_Blackwell

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    2.5 maybe.
     
  7. Caleb Penner

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    Does anybody know anything about the Canadian release of "Battlestar Galactica" Season 2.0? Amazon.ca lists it, but says that "the studio will be releasing this at an unspecified date." On the same page a May 25, 2006 release date is listed.
    The problem for me is that I haven't seen the first half of BSG season two. So I didn't watch the new episode this weekend. I assumed that the first half was being released on DVD in the U.S. to drum up interest for the second half. Since the TV release schedule of BSG in Canada follows that of the U.S., why isn't the DVD set available in Canada?
    Maybe Canada will only get a complete Season two set with all twenty episodes in the summer. Oh well. :-(

    Caleb
     
  8. Lou Sytsma

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    I suspect so Caleb. That is why I ordered it from Amazon.com.

    Cheaper than what I paid for the first season. Now I have to wait till mid-March for the Space channel to catch up.[​IMG]
     
  9. Caleb Penner

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    Lou, I'm considering buying it on Amazon.com , but does the fact that Canada hasn't gotten Season 2.0 on DVD mean that we'll get it in spring or summer and then a separate set for Season 2.5? Or will we just get one big set in fall?
    I suspect that we'll get the two halves, but on a delayed schedule. I just looked at my Season 1 set and it doesn't have a French language channel or subtitles, but does have Spanish subtitles. This leads me to believe that Canada got the American set.
    Thanks, Lou, I'll probably order it, then.

    Caleb
     

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