One of the most spectacular television programs ever produced, Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Original Series blasts its way on to Blu-ray for the first time.The release features the original seasons from 1978 – Battlestar Galactica and 1980 – Galactica 1980 and includes brand new exclusive bonus content not available on current DVD releases.
Battlestar Galactica (1978) Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last battlestar, Galactica, leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest… to find a shining planet known as Earth.Battlestar Galactica stars Lorne Green (Commander Adama), Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo), and Dirk Benedict (Lt. Starbuck).
Galactica 1980 (1980) After 30 years of searching, the Battlestar Galactica and its ragtag fleet locate Earth, however, it soon becomes clear that the planet is not advanced enough to help combat the Cylon fleet that has tailed Galactica on its journey… Captain Troy and Lieutenant Dillon end up teaming up with an unlikely ally; a feisty reporter named Jamie Hamilton. Galactica 1980 stars Kent McCord (Captain Troy), Barry Van Dyke (Lt. Dillon), Robyn Douglass (Jamie Hamilton), Lorne Green (Commander Adama),and Herb Jefferson Jr. (Colonel Boomer).
EXTRA CONTENT: Deleted Scenes / Audio Commentary for “Saga of a Star World” / Remembering Battlestar Galactica / Glen A Larson on the creation of Battlestar Galactica / Stu Phillips: Composing the Score / The Cylons / Daggit.
Legendary TV producer and writer Glen A. Larson sadly passed away this week aged 77 – Larson was most famous for creating Battlestar Galactica one of the most spectacular and ambitious television programmes ever produced in the 1970s.
The Ideology: All Battlestar Galactica productions share the same basic premise – in a distant part of the universe, a human civilisation has extended to a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies, to which they have migrated from their home planet of Kobol. The Twelve Colonies have been engaged in a lengthy war with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons, whose goal is the extermination of the human race.
Fun Facts :The daggit ‘Muffit’ was played by a trained chimp in costume / The humans in the show had their own units for measuring time – a ‘micron’ (second), ‘centon’ (minute), ‘centar’ (hour), ‘secton’ (week), ‘sectar’ (month) and ‘yahren’ (year).