BATTLESTAR GALACTICA -
SEASON 2.0 (2005)
Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.0 (2005)
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James
Marita Grabiak, Rod Hardy
Ac- , Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen,
NTSC, Widescreen Anamorphic
Region 1 (U.S. and Canada)
Number of discs:
Available Audio Tracks:
English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Battlestar Galactica Sneak Peek
Battlestar Galactica Season 2.0 DVD set kicks off where the
previous Season 1 set last left us: with commander Adama in a critical
condition after an assassination attempt by an undercover Cylon, Starbuck
stuck on her now devastated home planet where she was searching for a
religious artifact, a group of soldiers stuck on a deserted planet below,
the fleet under military rule after a coup de tat. And with the Cylon
fleet in hot pursuit . . .
If none of the above makes any sense to you it's probably
because you haven't been following the new Battlestar Galactica
series, probably the best show on TV right now -
in any genre.
Tough, gritty and spending more time on in-depth
characterization and intricate plotting than most celluloid sci-fi
nowadays, this new Galactica isn't your
father's camp 1970s show. At times it seems more inspired by action
movies such as Black Hawk Down than Star
Wars, something which works to its benefit: this Galactica would only
have been possible in the aftermath of 9/11 as it deals with issues that
are facing America today such as how far does civilian jurisdiction and
civil rights stretch when faced with an implacable enemy who has no time
for such niceties?
One thing that this box set clearly illustrates is that
this TV show is following the high standard of quality set by the
2003 mini-series and the first
season. The writing is great and events flow like in a page-turning novel,
the acting is spot on, the production values good and the music score
rousing. One can only hope that there will be a Season 3 and even more.
Hopefully the show won't write itself into a corner like
The X-Files did. Some sort of closure is
needed and it can be hugely frustrating when each episode ends on a "to be
THE DISC: This set doesn't contain the full season
hence the 2.0 moniker. It only contains ten episodes from season two and
yes, it is (a) a commercial ploy by the studio to get viewers into the
ongoing TV series and (b) we don't care, since the show isn't showing on
any of the South African TV channels and we needed our Battlestar
The special features are on the meager side: we get some
trailers, podcasts and deleted scenes.
WORTH IT: Yes.
Star Trek and most sci-fi TV
shows Battlestar Galactica tells an ongoing story
miss one episode and you lose the thread of
things. Thus it is recommended that if you haven't checked out the
Battlestar Galatica Season 1 DVD box set
yet that you do so immediately before purchasing this one.