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Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 [2004] 4 DVD Boxset only £9.47 delivered @ Amazon!

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Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos wasn't kidding when he said "the series is even better than the miniseries." As developed by sci-fi TV veteran Ronald D. Moore, the "reimagined" BG is exactly… Read More
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Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos wasn't kidding when he said "the series is even better than the miniseries." As developed by sci-fi TV veteran Ronald D. Moore, the "reimagined" BG is exactly what it claims to be: a drama for grown-ups in a science-fiction setting. The mature intelligence of the series is its greatest asset, from the tenuous respect between Galactica's militarily principled commander Adama (Olmos) and politically astute, cancer-stricken colonial President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) to the barely suppressed passion between ace Viper pilot "Apollo" (a.k.a. Adama's son Lee, played by Jamie Bamber) and the brashly insubordinate Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), whose multifaceted character is just one of many first-season highlights. Picking up where the miniseries ended, season 1 opens with the riveting, Hugo Award-winning episode "33," in which Galactica and the "ragtag fleet" of colonial survivors begin their quest for the legendary 13th colony planet Earth, while being pursued with clockwork regularity by the Cylons, who've now occupied the colonial planet of Caprica. The fleet's hard-fought survival forms (1) the primary side of the series' three-part structure, shared with (2) the apparent psychosis of Dr. Gaius Baltar (James Callis) whose every thought and move are monitored by various incarnations Number Six (Tricia Helfer), the seemingly omniscient Cylon ultravixen who follows a master plan somehow connected to (3) the Caprican survival ordeal of crash-landed pilots "Helo" (Tahmoh Penikett) and soon-to-be-pregnant "Boomer" (Grace Park), whose simultaneous presence on Galactica is further evidence that 12 multicopied models of Cylons, in human form, are gathering their forces.
With remarkably consistent quality, each of these 13 episodes deepens the dynamics of these fascinating characters and suspenseful situations. While BG relies on finely nuanced performances, solid direction, and satisfying personal and political drama to build its strong emotional foundation, the action/adventure elements are equally impressive, especially in "The Hand of God," a pivotal episode in which the show's dazzling visual effects get a particularly impressive showcase. Original BG series star Richard Hatch appears in two politically charged episodes (he's a better actor now, too), and with the threat of civil war among the fleet, season 1 ends with an exceptional cliffhanger that's totally unexpected while connecting the plot threads of all preceding episodes. To the credit of everyone involved, this is really good television.

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The fight for survival begins between man and the Cylons. Episodes include: '33', 'Water', 'Bastille Day', 'Act Of Contrition', 'You Can't Go Home Again', 'Litmus', 'Six Degrees Of Separation', 'Flesh and Bone', 'Tigh Me Up Tigh Me Down', 'The Hand Of God', 'Colonial Day', 'Kobol's Last Gleaming Part 1', and 'Kobol's Last Gleaming Part 2'.
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#1
Wicked series.
#2
Great price, never watched this before, but ordered to give it a go.
#3
You might want to get the mini series also (as this precedes this series) and gives some context to the episodes.

Voted hot though, great telly for a good price.
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You might want to get the mini series also (as this precedes this series) and gives some context to the episodes.

Voted hot though, great telly for a good price.



yh agreed....DONT watch this before seeing that

best price is £3.99 @ Play - http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/157769//Product.html?P36=ABMD4B

really sets it up and wouldnt be the same without watching this first



BRILLIANT series...really thought I would hate it but got hooked quick...needs more old school Cylons in though :x


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#5
Thanks, ordered that too. :thumbsup:
#6
cheers for that, on its way!!
i love buying birthday prezzies for the mrs:thumbsup:
well, the ones that i like :whistling:
#7
If you can play HD-DVD's, then also don't forget the 6-disc HD-DVD version of Season 1, which has some exclusive HD-DVD only features *and* includes the mini-series (which sadly isn't in the DVD version as people have said). I got mine from 101cd.com when it was 14.97 quid, but a quid more is still a good price.

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