There are those who believe that life here began out there... Universal Studios Home Video Announces 2003 as the Year of Battlestar Galactica BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Complete Epic Series &*Original Feature Film BLASTS OFF on DVD to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Television Premiere Groundbreaking series lands on shelves October 21, 2003 in time for the premiere of The SCI FI Channel's original mini-series Battlestar Galactica based on the landmark original television show * Universal City, California, July 1, 2003 - Explore the Universe! *Battlestar Galactica - Complete Epic Series will be available for the first time ever on DVD on October 21, 2003, just in time for the December 2003 premiere of The SCI FI Channel's original mini-series Battlestar Galactica, inspired by the original landmark television series. Additionally, fans can set their sights on a fleet of Cylon raiders in the upcoming "Battlestar Galactica" videogame in stores this September for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment America and the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft. *2003 marks the 25th anniversary of the television premiere of this groundbreaking series. The adventurous story of humans amongst the stars, the six-disc Complete Epic Series Box Set features all 24 hour-long episodes of the original series. Loaded with newly produced and never-before-seen bonus features, this six-disc set is the definitive release that fans have been waiting for! Plus, every fan will want to display their Battlestar Galactica - *Complete Epic Series, due to the highly collectible, traffic-stopping packaging. The six -disc Complete Epic Series DVD collection is priced at $119.98 S.R.P. and the Battlestar Galactica - Original Feature Film is priced at $19.98 S.R.P. for the first time. *The pre-order close date is September 19. THE DEFINITIVE ADDITION TO ANY SCI-FI FAN'S DVD LIBRARY! Battlestar Galactica - Complete Epic Series six-disc highlights: * Loaded with newly-produced bonus materials and never-before-seen footage, including an interview with series creator Glen A. Larson and series stars' Richard Hatch (Apollo), Terry Carter (Col. Tigh) and Anne Lockhart (Sheba). * The six-disc set includes all 24 hours of the original series, presented in their original broadcast order, the way fans want to see them. * Entire series re-mastered from original source materials for optimal picture and sound quality. * Features both a newly created 5.1 Dolby Digital surround track and the original monotrack. Battlestar Galactica - Original Feature Film DVD highlights: * Award winning special effects by John Dykstra (Star Wars, Spider-Man) and visual effects *by Richard Edlund (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Air Force One). * Includes a sneak preview of the new SCI FI Channel's mini-series. * Includes a coupon for $10 off the Complete Epic Series DVD box set. * Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Jane Seymour, Rick Springfield, Ray Milland and Dirk Benedict. NATIONAL MARKETING SUPPORT * Universal Studios Home Video will support the release of Battlestar Galactica - Complete Epic Series &*Battlestar Galactica - Original Feature Film on DVD with a national media campaign including television, Internet, and in-theatre advertising. The national media campaign will include promotional spots airing throughout October and November. ABOUT BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE COMPLETE EPIC SERIES Battlestar Galactica, the definitive battle between the last surviving human colony and an evil robotic race, premiered on ABC in 1978 to an audience of 65 million viewers. The show remained a top-15 series throughout its brief run, and was eventually cancelled due to the prohibitively expensive special effects. *From legendary television series creator Glen A. Larson (Magnum P.I., The Six Million Dollar Man), this science fiction adventure starring Lorne Green, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict quickly established itself as an epic and powerful television saga. Considered cutting-edge for its time, Battlestar Galactica took home Emmy Awards for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series and Outstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Technical Crafts. ABOUT BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, THE SCI FI CHANNEL MINISERIES SCI FI Channel (www.scifi.com) transmits fantastic images to 80 million homes. SCI FI Channel is a program service of Universal Television Networks, part of Universal Television Group, a division of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment (VUE). *In December 2003, SCI FI Channel will premiere a 4-hour miniseries, Battlestar Galactica, starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell. Battlestar Galactica, SCI FI Channel Miniseries Synopsis It is a time of peace. Earth is a myth. Technology, a fearsome menace. More than 40 years after the armistice that ended the Cylon War, the human race suffers a sneak attack by a new breed of robots, indistinguishable from humans and more deadly than ever. *As billions die on the 12 Colonies of Kobol, the last hope of humanity lies with the Battlestar Galactica, a recently decommissioned warship that has been turned into a flying museum, and with the courage and wisdom of Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell). *Without a home, without hope and facing extinction, these last remnants of humanity must rely on each other for survival as they evade their robotic pursuers. ABOUT THE "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA" VIDEO GAME Fans can set their sights on a fleet of Cylon raiders in the upcoming "Battlestar Galactica" videogame in stores this September for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment America and the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft. *Set 40 years before the events of the series, the "Battlestar Galactica" video game puts players in the role of Ensign William Adama in his first assignment onboard the Galactica. *Featuring spectacular cinematics that propel the player forward and epic space combat, the game allows players to fly up to five different fighters and engage in interstellar dogfights with the assembled forces of a Cylon battlegroup. *As players progress through the game, they'll be able to take command of up to three wingmen and unlock ever-more-powerful weapons to aid in their desperate struggle.