Battlestar Galactica Season 3

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Best SF show on TV today!

by on 4/4/2008

I feel about this show like I felt about Star Trek back in 1966, when it was very relevant and edgy compared to the shows that were then on the air. Especially from my 16 year old standpoint. The best SF says something about who we are & what is happening NOW. Sometimes the science is not all that acurate but the story is the point in this show. I can't wait to find out where it's going. This show is full of surprises and after all these years, it hard not to be one step ahead of the plot in just about every show on TV. Like when you see the first 5 min.-you know the ending. With this - I'm on the edge of my seat. Love it!

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on 4/9/2008

I love it. Great storyline, as the plot gets more intense and complex. The special effects for the battle scenes are great. Although, it is getting tiresome of how they keep bringing up the love affairs between Starbuck and Apollo......

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The adventures of one of television's finest dramas continues with the complete third season of the Peabody Award-winning Battlestar Galactica. The Colonies' survivors have found their hopes of eluding their Cylon pursuers dashed by an invasion and occupation of their new home. As the fate of all human life hangs in the balance, friends become enemies, enemies become unexpected allies, and decisions are made that will haunt some people for the rest of their lives. Relive all 20 episodes of the season that challenges everything you thought you knew about the Battlestar Galactica universe. Presented in Dolby 5.1 surround sound, the 6-disc set features over 15 hours of extensive special features, including the DVD exclusive version of the episode "Unfinished Business" containing 25 additional minutes of never-before-seen footage. You won't want to miss a minute of the series considered "one of the best dramas on TV" (Time Magazine).


Studio Universal
SKU 206771936
UPC 025195010726
UPC 14 00025195010726
Format DVD
Release Date 3/18/2008
Rating NR
Cable Original
Cable Tv/Cable Tv Shows
Future/Futuristic Worlds
Space Exploration
Space Opera
Television Programs
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note Though the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA of the 1970s is primarily known as a kitschy cult favorite, this darker incarnation is beloved by critics and fans alike. The series follows the last surviving humans who are at war with their own robotic creation, the Cylons. The man-versus-machine concept may be a genre cliché, but the show brings intelligence and a healthy dose of social commentary to the table. After the game-changing finale of season two, the third season begins with the majority of the humans living on New Caprica, but they're under a Cylon occupation. President Baltar (James Callis) is a Cylon puppet, and Starbuck (Katee Sackoff) is held captive by Leoben (Callum Keith Rennie). But an insurgency led by Col. Tigh (Michael Hogan), Anders (Michael Trucco), and Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) keeps hope alive for the humans as they struggle to survive under Cylon rule. From this startling beginning to the shocking revelations of the third season finale, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA continues its Peabody Award-winning tradition of challenging viewers with its lack of clear-cut heroes or villains. Edward James Olmos stars as the head of the fleet, while Mary McDonnell plays the former president. This release includes the third season in its entirety.
Entertainment Weekly "BSG furthers its brilliant mix of sci-fi action and politically commentary..." -- Grade: B 03/21/2008 p.49
Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 5 -- "[D]eftly blending traditional genre elements with probing, often troubling examinations of the issues of our time." 05/01/2008 p.93
Mary McDonnell
Katee Sackhoff
Edward James Olmos
Tricia Helfer
Cast & Crew
Aaron Douglas - Star
Mary McDonnell - Star
Grace Park - Star
Michael Hogan - Star
Katee Sackhoff - Star
Edward James Olmos - Star
Tahmoh Penikett - Star
Kandyse McClure - Star
James Callis - Star
Tricia Helfer - Star
Alessandro Juliani - Star
Jamie Bamber - Star
Callum Keith Rennie - Featured
Ronald D. Moore - Executive Producer
Kate Vernon - Featured
Lucy Lawless - Featured
Michael Trucco - Featured
Dean Stockwell - Featured
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 61101285
UPC 00025195010726
Number of Discs 6
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
People's Choice (2008) Battlestar Galactica, Nominee, Favorite Sci-Fi Show
Emmy (2008) Julius Ramsay, Nominee, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series,Stephen McNutt, Nominee, Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series
Emmy (2007) Felix Enriquez Alcala, Nominee, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series,Gary Hutzel, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series,Jack Levy, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series,Ronald D. Moore, Michael Angeli, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Emmy (2006) Glenne Campbell, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Costumes for a Series,Ken Kobett, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series
Emmy (2005) Gary Hutzel, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Colin Polonowski, DVD Times ...a return to intelligent science fiction. It's darker than most other recent series, and features a tightly woven story.
Josh Tyler, CinemaBlend ...has established itself not only as better than the original, but maybe as one of the best shows on television.
Mike Pinsky, DVD Verdict ...everything a good science fiction show needs to succeed: intense performances, plenty of action...
Newsday The best show on television.
Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle of television's most appealing dramas, no matter the genre.
Time Magazine One of the best dramas on TV.
TV Guide A breakaway hit!

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