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'Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection' Blu-ray Review | Cinematically Enigmatic

CE: For the current generation of sci-fi television fans, the mere mention of "Battlestar Galactica" might conjure up images of Ronald D. Moore's dark and gritty SyFy series. In comparison, the original 1970s Battlestar Galactica — created by Glen A. Larson, the man behind such '80s TV classics as Knight Rider and The Fall Guy — seems totally hokey; yet, its influence on more contemporary sci-fi franchises is still felt to this day. Now, Universal Studios Home Entertainment brings us the 18-disc "Definitive Collection" and 8-disc "Remastered Collection" of Battlestar Galactica, which collect all 24 episodes of the 1978-1979 original series, as well as all 10 episodes of the 1980 followup series, Galactica: 1980. Unlike other sci-fi fare of the era, like Star Wars or Star Trek, however, the years haven't been as kind to either show. Still, if you can manage to look beyond its dated '70s aesthetic, there is some quality storytelling here. Audiovisual quality is quite stellar on both sets, but the extras are mostly recycled from the series' 2003 DVD release. If you're a fan of the original show, the Definitive Collection is the way to go; otherwise, if you only know Battlestar Galactic from SyFy's more modern revamp, the less-expensive Remastered Collection will suffice.

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WizzroSupreme1302d ago

I sure wish that Galactica's original version got a continuation.