BATTLESTAR GALACTICA New and Old

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SEASON TWO RELEASED ON DVD &
ORIGINAL 1976 PILOT MOVIE RE-RELEASED

There? no denying the popularity of Battlestar Galactica! It has thrilled generations of fans and now, for the first time, Season 2 is available to own on DVD. Starring Edward James Almos, Mary McDonnell and Katie Sackhoff, Battlestar Galactica Season 2 guarantees as much, if not more, action as its predecessor.

Battlestar Galactica tells the story of the definitive battle between the last surviving human colony and an evil robotic race ?an epic journey of intergalactic survivors in search of a distant and unknown ?lanet earth? It is up to the Battlestar Galactica, a recently decommissioned warship that has been turned into a flying museum, to save the human race and to divert the cylons from their path of destruction. Can Starbuck and the rest of the team save the world they hardly recognise?

Season Two will be available to own on DVD from 28th August 2006. The 6 disc boxset contains 20 captivating episodes – providing over 14 ?hours of gripping entertainment and over 8 hours of bonus materials!

BATTLESTAR
GALACTICA FACTFILE

Battlesar
Trivia…

  • The
    original series was nominated for two Golden Globes, and won an Emmy
    in 1979 for outstanding costume design.

  • The
    original TV series lasted for only 15 episodes between 1978 and 1979
    and, although it rated well, it was pulled from the air because it
    was then the most expensive TV series ever made at $750,000
    per episode, with the movie coming in at an estimated
    budget of $3,000,000.

  • For
    the 1979 film, the role of Starbuck (played by Dirk Benedict) was
    originally offered to Don Johnson.

  • The
    classic Cylons have also made cameo appearances on The
    Simpsons

    on several occasions. The most notable was in “Mayored
    to the Mob

    during a sci-fi convention in which Centurions square off
    against R2-D2
    and C-3PO
    from Star Wars in a boxing ring.

  • Glen
    A. Larson produced both the original Battlestar Galactica and Knight
    Rider
    .
    He incorporated the Cylon scanning moving eye into Knight Rider’s
    famous K.I.T.T. car.

  • In
    the original Battlestar Glactica series, Count Iblis’ name was
    derived from the Arabic word meaning “Satan”.

  • Dennis
    Haysbert, aka President Palmer from “24”, played the
    voice of the Imperious Leader, leader of the Cylon Alliance, in the
    original series.

Then and now…

THEN:
In the original 1979 series and pilot movie, Cylons were an inhuman
species created for, and singularly devoted to, the
destruction of humanity

NOW:
Today Cylons are robotic workers and soldiers –
created by humans to be used in wars between the human colonies

THEN:
Starbuck was a male character

NOW:
Starbuck is a female character

THEN:
Cylons looked like reptiles, robots or machines

NOW: Humanoid
Cylons look exactly like humans – distinguishable only by their
inability to sexually reproduce

THEN:
There were five models of Cylons

NOW:
In the new series there are 12 models of humanoid Cylons

THEN:
The old series had a fleet of nine known ships

NOW: The
new series has a fleet of only six known ships (although only two are
regularly seen)

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