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post #11 of 19 Old 10-01-09, 02:08 PM
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Sonnie, have you seriously never heard of or seen this TV series on SciFi channel. It's been going on for years and only just finished recently...

The series has won widespread acclaim among many mainstream non-genre publications. Time magazine, Rolling Stone magazine and New York Newsday named it the best show on television in 2005. Other publications like The New York Times, The New Yorker and National Review also gave the show positive reviews.

The show has received a Peabody Award for overall excellence, several Emmy Awards for Visual Effects, and Emmy nominations for Writing and Directing. Time magazine has named it one of the 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.


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I have heard of it, but only in passing, so to speak. I have not paid much attention to it at all. I have never read anything about it in the least bit up until today... and only because of Jon's review.

I haven't ever paid that much attention to the SciFi channel. I have watched very few shows on it up until recently when I watched a few recorded episodes of Warehouse 13. I can't even remember how I heard about that show... maybe flipping through the channels one day.

I can't believe we have never had a favorite TV Shows thread. We did have one that ask what your favorite show was last season.

We need to talk about TV shows more often. I may be missing some good ones. If it ain't 24 or American Idol, I may very well miss it, although I think I may like Flash Forward. I try to keep up with CSI: Miami and CSI (Vegas)... watch a few Law & Order shows here and there... liked the new Dark Blue series this past summer, but I really haven't been catching too terribly much TV.

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Sonnie, if you get a chance, go rent the first season on DVD or something to give this series ago. The price for the box set is tough to swallow for something sight unseen and even though I did, I decided to take the risk because I was confident that it was something I was going to enjoy nonetheless.

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The show was awesome. I like others bought the seasons on regular dvds. I am planning on buyin it on bluray when i can come across a good deal.
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Re: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series - Blu-ray Review

I tried to watch the original and the newer version but you can add me to the list of people who just couldn't get into it. Little robotic dogs didn't do anything for me. More to my liking were Babylon 5 and SG-1.

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Well, it may not be for everyone, but I cannot urge everyone enough still to give it a try anyway!

To me, Babylon 5 and Stargate SG-1 were not as good or engaging as BSG. I found them to be "too sci-fi" and not enough substance. I had a hard time connecting with either of those two series.

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Re: Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series - Blu-ray Review

Well... I am officially hooked. lol

I picked up the regular DVD Season 1 and have watched the first two discs thus far. This is going to be really good and fun to watch all the way through.

Now to buy the complete series on Blu-ray. I have $75 in eBay Bucks, plus 8% Cashback for a final cost of about $110. This is for the UK boxed version, which appears to be a much better packaging.


Of course the guy doing the YouTube clip is kinda clumsy, but ultimately it ain't about him and he does get the point across.

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I have to admit, I do like the UK box better, after seeing it. Still, the US version will suffice for my BSG enjoyment.

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Wonderful review.

I recently came back from a 1.5 yr assignment in Korea. This was a movie available to us, via download. Well my wife was not really looking forward to watching it but there were no more Weeds or Big Love episodes to watch.
Thank goodness.....not that I don't like those......but

This series was truly awesome! The wife was like lets watch another, then another. We ran through the entire series in record time. She could not wait to get my son to bed and then would be like can you hurry up and set up the show!

She and I were both hooked. The story, the acting, the special effects. It was all fantastic.
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