From renowned writer/producerGlen A. Larson, the creative force behind Knight Rider, The Six Million Dollar Man, andBuck Rogers in the 25th Century, comes the groundbreaking TV series that launched one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises in history, now available in widescreen and high definition as Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection and Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection come to Blu-ray on May 12, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. These essential collections for Battlestar Galactica devotees include all 24 explosive episodes of Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series plus the complete 10-episode spin-off series, Galactica 1980.
Newly remastered in 16:9 widescreen presentation for the very first time, Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection features both pioneering series meticulously reformatted to be optimized for the HDTV viewing experience. Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection also includes both series in 4:3 Full Frame as they were originally televised, plus the theatrical version of the premiere episode “Saga of a Star World” presented in 1.85:1 Widescreen for the ultimate collector.
This epic adventure, which provided the inspiration for the critically acclaimed 2004 Syfy reimagined series, comes with over 4 hours of bonus features, including over 3 hours of deleted scenes from Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series! These collections also includes featurettes such as “Glen Larson on the Creation of Battlestar Galactica” and “Stu Phillips: Composing the Score” with an inside look at the genesis of this remarkable production, and “Remembering Battlestar Galactica,” a 45-minute retrospective documentary featuring cast and crew on the making of this ground-breaking series.
In Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series, the Twelve Colonies, hopeful for lasting peace following centuries of intense warfare, gather to sign a treaty with their dreaded enemies, the Cylons. But after an act of treachery on the eve of the ceremony, the Cylons launch a devastating surprise attack, destroying the Colonies’ home planets and most of their military strength. A lone flagship battlestar, the Galactica, remains to aid the surviving colonists on their epic journey to a new home on a far-off, legendary planet—Earth.
Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series stars Richard Hatch (“The Streets of San Francisco“), Dirk Benedict (“The A Team”), Lorne Greene (“Bonanza”), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Apollo 13), John Colicos (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), Maren Jensen (“The Love Boat”), Noah Hathaway (The Never Ending Story), Laurette Spang (Airport 1975), Tony Swartz (“Dynasty”) and Terry Carter (“McCloud“).
Galactica 1980: The Complete Series picks up 30 years after the events of Battlestar Galactica, as the original crew finally makes the long-anticipated descent to Earth. With time running out and the Cylons closing in on their trail, Commander Adama and the Galactica team work harder than ever to help Earth create the technology necessary for battle.
Galactica 1980: The Complete Series stars Kent McCord (“Emergency”), Barry Van Dyke(“Diagnosis Murder”), Robyn Douglass (Breaking Away) and Lorne Greene.
Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection includes:
- Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series (Widescreen and Full Frame)
- Galactica 1980: The Complete Series (Widescreen and Full Frame)
- Battlestar Galactica – The 125-minute theatrical edit of the premiere episode “Saga of a Star World“
Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection includes:
- Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series (Widescreen)
- Galactica 1980: The Complete Series (Widescreen)
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BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY
- Over 3 hours of Deleted Scenes
- Remembering Battlestar Galactica – a 45-minute retrospective documentary featuring cast and crew on the making of this ground-breaking series.
- Episode Commentary with Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict and Herbert Jefferson Jr.
- Glen Larson on the Creation of Battlestar Galactica
- Stu Phillips: Composing the Score
- And More!