Surely in the running to be the best television series of the past decade, the stunning revival of Battlestar Galactica
is perhaps only nudged out of first place by The Wire
. But it’s a tight-run race, and across the four seasons in this collected box set, there’s some of the best science fiction television of all time.
Sadly, the fact that it’s a science fiction show on the exterior is likely to put some off Battlestar Galactica. It really shouldn’t. The writers superbly weave in politics, religion, action, and excellent character work, bringing together an outstanding company of actors. Edwards James Olmos and Mary McDonnell are the stand-outs, but there are so many performances of note, it’s hard to highlight too many more. It goes without saying, of course, that the majority of science fiction enthusiasts will be blown away by many of the collected episodes here.
And, bluntly, it’s a real treat to watch them in high definition. While perhaps the earlier episodes of Battlestar Galactica don’t look quite as striking as the later instalments, this is still a show with high production values that gleam in high definition. Cinematically shot and engrossing right through to its challenging ending, Battlestar Galactica is quality television, and it’s never looked better than it does on Blu-ray. --Jon Foster
Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free blu-ray player in order to play.
The complete set of all five series of the TV smash hit Battlestar Galactica. Following a devastating attack on their homeworlds, the only surviving humans of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol cross the galaxy in a space convoy headed by the Battleship Galactica. In hot pursuit are the ruthless Cylons, powerful robots who turned on their human creators and brought about the near annihilation of mankind. The voyagers' last hope is to find the fabled 13th colony: Earth. But with their nemeses in hot pursuit and the revelation that the artificial machines now have the ability to take human form, it's going to be very far from an easy quest.
- Behind The Scenes Featurettes:
- Change is Good, now They're Babes
- The Cylon Centurion
- Future/Past Technology
- The Doctor is Out (Of His Mind)
- Visual Effects
- Sketches and Art - Photo Presentation
- Exclusive 25-page Battlestar Galactica Collector's Booklet
- Actors Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber & James Callis
- Certificate 18 years and over
- Screen Widescreen 1.78:1
- Languages English - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)
- Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; Spanish ; French