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Battlestar Galactica (2004): Season 1 [Blu-ray] (2004)

Edward James Olmos , Mary McDonnell  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,119 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Michael Rymer
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen, Box set
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: January 5, 2010
  • Run Time: 756 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,119 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002PXJRR2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,372 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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One of the best shows on television looks better than ever as Battlestar Galactica: Season One arrives on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. Relive all 13 thrilling episodes plus the four-hour miniseries that started it all in this four-disc set. When a surprise Cylon attack scatters the remnants of humanity throughout the galaxy, it’s up to steely President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and battle-hardened Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos) to unite the desperate survivors and seek mankind’s only chance for a future, a mythical planet called Earth. Presented in 1080p with Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and showcasing U-Control™ features that allow you to go deeper into the BSG universe, Battlestar Galactica: Season One on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def is gripping drama that explores the human condition at its worst…and its best.

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410 of 444 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!! May 29, 2006
This is one of the best shows on TV right now, according to many media outlets. "A Breakaway Hit!" -TV Guide and "The Best Show on Television." -Newsday are but two examples of the rave reviews it has received. If you are a sci-fi fan, this is a must-see show. If you aren't a sci-fi fan, you should still consider checking this out. Even though it's in space and has killer robots, it is more human than most other drama shows on TV today. So say we all.

This box set includes the miniseries that re-launched this show and returned it to TV for the first time since the 1970's. It has the 4-hour miniseries and the 13 episodes from the first season. It stars Edward James Olmos as Commander Adama Captain of the Battlestar Galactica, and Mary McDonnell as the newly invested president of the 12 colonies of man. She was formerly the secretary of education.

The Cylon's had not been heard from in years. Then in one day they attack and destroy nearly all human life in attacks on all planets and most military assets. Now with the war against the Cylon robots lost, the Battlestar Galactica crew speed toward the fabled 13th colony on a long lost planet, called Earth. Galactica Commander Adama and President Laura Roslin face waning supplies, crushed morale, ... and the credible threat Cylons aboard the ship. Cylons that look like humans now not just shiny machines.

Humanity's children have come home and they are trying to destroy their creators.

Some of the amazing cast are:

Edward James Olmos as Commander William Adama

Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin

Katee Sackhoff as Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace

Jamie Bamber as Captain Lee "Apollo" Adama

James Callis as Dr.
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559 of 621 people found the following review helpful
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I posted a very favorable review of the mini-series that launched this new version of Battlestar Galactica. The series has taken all of the things that were so enjoyable and woven them into a great television series.

First and foremost it's a drama about people. If you want trite, craptacular, formula don't look to this show. The writers and the cast of actors and actresses have embodied these characters with more detail and emotion than any other television show I can think of in recent years. Entire episodes go buy without spaceships or planets and we don't mind. We care about the people first, the special effects second. The underpinnings of loyalty, relationships that remain steadfast after 20 years, love and rivalry, purpose and duty, all come to the forefront of this show.

The executive producer of the show, Ron Moore, has been very crafty in his vision. Things so painful about the original series are now far more frightning. The bad guy robots, the Cylons, aren't slow moving toasters anymore. They look like us and have carried out the obliteration of mankind with darwin like overtones and a zeal fueled by a religion that holds man as the creator. Yikes! Add in that they've figured out how to use sex as a weapon...

The hardcore "living in the basement of their parents house" crowd will continue to make savage attacks on this show no matter what. Mercifully the people who live in the real world recognize the product of a tremendous number of talented and gifted people. Ratings have been high for a reason.

If Frasier was a weekly half hour of wonderful broadway farce then the new version of Battlestar Galactica is a taunt hour of psychological insight into the workings of real people in a hellish situation.
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fraking amazing December 11, 2007
Format:HD DVD|Verified Purchase
First off, the show is 5 stars or more. Best show currently on cable TV as far as I can tell. But this hd-dvd leaves PLENTY TO BE DESIRED.

First, they reused the same menus as were used in Heroes season 1 on HD-DVD, this is fine with me, as that menu scheme is very nice. The interactive parts of this hd-dvd release (the U control stuff) is great, but I'll never view the show this way but once, if that.

I own the original dvd of this (season 1 and the miniseries stand alone dvd), I was highly looking forward to watching this on HD-DVD. But I was sadly disappointed!

The video quality on the mini series is horrible, looks like 480p! Watching the miniseries on dvd upconverted generally looks better, save a few scenes. Also the audio gets out of sync quite a few times during the show.

The TV shows look substantially better than the mini-series, with many scenes looking very good, but not as noticeable of an upgrade as say, heroes or smalleville, which I also own, and are also on HD-DVD. Those releases are/were fantastic, with pristine transfers. This looks like it was rushed. And pity that, I would be fine with spending 40 dollars, 50 max for this, but 100? or even amazon's low price makes me feel like I'm apart of some cylon conspiracy.

If the video not being up to standards is not enough, the case arrived crushed due to be shipped in an envelope (first time this has ever happened to me from amazon) and the discs were scratched (seems this is the default, not the exception from others reviews).

With that said, I whole heartedly recommend this series to any and everyone, it is amazing. The best thing about the HD-DVD is the phenomenal sound, this was a huge upgrade, I cant really applaud any other parts of this release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting and Entertaining
Be sure you are caught up on your sleep before you start watching the first episode, because you will have some late nights going from episode to episode and not being able to stop... Read more
Published 19 hours ago by Tracy Rocha
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 is one of the best single episodes I've ever watched.
Watch season one of Galactica you will not regret it. Everyone is damaged and it makes for great drama. Enjoy
Published 4 days ago by Chance Whitmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark but incredible
This is not your feel good battlestar from the 1970s. The messages are much more sensual and dark. For some including me.... you need to keep on watching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ahead of its time!
There is more thought-provoking philosophy in this series than an entire typical network show lineup. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Calin W. Brabandt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
Life in space, well captured. A little sexy now and then but definitely not as bad as TV today. Thanks for having the series available.
Published 7 days ago by Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reboot for the series
I'm watching this for the second time through and really feel this is a great reboot for the series. Read more
Published 7 days ago by J. McCutcheon
4.0 out of 5 stars BattleStar Galactica Series Interesting
Imagination rules in the sci-fi Battle Star Galactica. The concept of the whole process, does not give away the ending, but certainly alludes to some fantastic possibilities. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Dorothy C. Zimmerman
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best sci-fi TV show ever.
I loved watching these when they were on TV, and recently started watching them over again. I had forgotten how powerful the story here is. Read more
Published 9 days ago by jamesbondsbooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sci-fi series!
My husband and I love this series! Very suspenseful, great character development, well done! Be sure to watch the short Caprica prequel series first, though. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Kathryn M. Wasileski
5.0 out of 5 stars Well thought Out!
Although this version of the film juggled the character's gender and relationships, the plot was well thought out and entertaining. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Don W
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