Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series
Tuesday 1st September 2009
On 21st September 2009 you can relive the epic story of survival that redefined science-fiction television for a new generation when Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is released as an ambitious 20-disc Blu-ray Hi-Def set and a 25-disc standard DVD set containing every episode of television's most original, thought-provoking series.
Packaged in highly desirable Limited Edition tins, and featuring extensive bonus materials delving deep into the richly imagined world of the hit SCI FI Channel original show, the release is a must-own purchase for the many legions of fans of the sci-fi genre and the immensely popular Battlestar Galactica.
Battlestar Galactica has riveted audiences for five seasons with its gripping tale of the last remnants of humankind's struggle to find a safe haven. An inspired, visually stunning reimagining of the 1978 series of the same name, Battlestar Galactica captured the imaginations of a new generation of fans with its gritty realism, compelling storylines and commanding performances. The show garnered numerous awards, including two Emmys®. In March 2009, Battlestar Galactica's impassioned explorations of today's hot-button issues, including politics, terrorism, treatment of prisoners and religion, even inspired the United Nations to host a special panel to discuss the questions it has raised.
The show's outstanding ensemble cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. The series is produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The Blu-ray Hi-Def edition also includes
Universal's acclaimed U-Control and BD-Live features, providing the ultimate way to enjoy this thrilling, contemporary classic television series. For serious collectors there is also an Ultimate Edition DVD box-set containing all of the great content of the limited edition but you also get a limited Cylon figurine and two Battlestar Galactica booklets.
The world ended with no warning, and all that was left was hope. The Cylons were created by the people of the Twelve Colonies. Intelligent robots, they were used as slaves and soldiers to fight humanity's wars. But the Cylons became sentient and they rebelled. Man and machine fought to a bloody stalemate, and then the Cylons withdrew to a remote region of space. A truce between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons lasted for 40 tense and silent years.
Each year, on the anniversary of the treaty-signing, humanity sent an envoy to the neutral ground of Armistice Station to meet with a Cylon envoy. For 39 years, no Cylon envoy came. Then, on the 40th anniversary, a stunning blonde - a Cylon in human form - met the human envoy moments before the Cylons vaporized the station and launched a genocidal attack on the Twelve Colonies.
In one devastating day, billions of human lives were consumed by nuclear fires. Only those souls fortunate enough to be aboard starships were able to band together and escape and flee into deep space, led by the sole surviving Colonial warship, the battlestar Galactica. The Galactica and its crew seemed to be unlikely saviours for humanity's fewer than 50,000 desperate survivors. The ship was old and had been about to be decommissioned and turned into a museum when the Cylon attack occurred.
In the aftermath its commanding officer, William Adama, found himself responsible for safeguarding the last remnants of the human race. Meanwhile, the annihilation of the Colonial government on Caprica resulted in the succession of Laura Roslin, the Secretary of Education, to the presidency. Driven by prophetic visions and political necessity, she set the fleet upon a quest that will take it into the farthest reaches of unexplored space in search of the mythical, lost "13th colony" Earth.
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Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.