Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 [Region-Free][Blu-ray]
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Sci Fi’s greatest TV series blasts onto Blu-Ray with Battlestar Galactica Season 3 in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. The season opens with the stranded Colonials struggling to survive under the heavy handed Cylon rule on New Caprica. Follow Tigh, Tyrol and Anders as they lead the Resistance with increasing and shocking violence towards the Cylons, and Admiral Adama’s personal struggles while leading Galactica to save the survivors, and resume its quest to find Earth. Featuring a bonus disc with “The Story So Far” this season will leave you clinging to the edge of your seat. Will Number Six formulate a truce between the Humans and the Cylons? Who are the “Final Five” and where will they place their loyalties? Who will find Earth first?…Where will you stand?
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Beautifully animated, protagonist ships suffer damage, and it stays there to at least some extent. The logistics of a fleet of spacefaring vessels which were never intended for long-term independent operation now finding themselves in exactly such a situation without resupply or dry dock are addressed and indeed major plot points throughout the series.
Every season of every TV show has episodes that don't stand up to the best that has come before and after.The show looks very good. The extras include podcasts, deleted scenes a terrific extended episode of one of Ronald Moore's favorite episodes "Unfinished Business". There are also 2 episode commentary tracks in addition to the podcasts ported over from the web from the original broadcast. David Eick's video blogs are also included as well as the webisodes (which I never got around to watching so it is kind of cool having it here). I would appreciate more behind-the-scenes type of specials but I like that sort of stuff. Fans who just want the episodes will be pretty well served by its presentation here.
This is another really good set. I am disappointed that we don't have a Blu-ray version (yet) and I find it unlikely that Universal will be releasing this on HD-DVD with the collapse of the HD-DVD consortium. The show looks better than the standard definition broadcasts but not quite as sharp as the high definition. I'm looking forward to the fourth and final season of this terrific show. I'm also looking forward to Moore's future series (I am a bit disappointed with "BG" producer David Eick's update of "The Bionic Woman" which, while it has its moments can't even compare to "BG").
PLOT SUMMARY AND SOME SPOILERS FOLLOW: The third season has to my mind some of the best episodes of the series particularly during the episodes on New Caprica leading up to the deliverance from the Cylons. When we last saw the survivors of humanity they had settled on New Caprica. They were abandoned by the Galatica and Pegasus when multiple Cylon warships showed up in orbit because Adama (Edward James Olmos)and Lee (Jamie Bamber)felt that they weren't prepared to take them on. We get a healthy glimpse into the rigors and harshness of the Cylon occupation showing that, interestingly, they aren't any better or less flawed than their human captors.
Saul(Michael Hogan)has started a resistence movement carrying out guerilla warfare against the Cylons to try and cause as much damage as possible in hopes of helping Adama on the ground when the Galatica returns to save them.
From there the series deals with the fall out of settling on New Caprica in the first place, how humanity will deal with collaborators (it's one of the most riveting episodes of the season in my opinion), find out that the Galatica and the Cylons are on the right course for Earth and that there is a mysterious plague striking the Cylons. As with previous episodes the show deals with a number of ethical issues that other shows wouldn't (and couldn't) touch. I know that there are those that were disappointed with the 3rd season feeling it ran too long or that many of the stand alone episodes were weak but I would disagre; I felt that the quality was consistent with the first two seasons dealing with interesting and complex themes.