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Published on June 21st, 2008 | by simeon


Battlestar Galactica 2.5

As one of the top shows on television gears up for its third season, Universal Home Entertainment has released the second half of the 2nd season of the smash hit Battlestar Galactica.

The series is a dramatic and bold retelling of the 1970’s series of the same name that was cancelled after its first year. Despite an early cancellation, the series remained popular through reruns, books, and fan loyalty.

The series stars Edwards James Olmos as Admiral Adama, who commands the Battle Star Galactica as it attempt to lead a fleet of refugees to Earth. The fleet is fleeing the decimation of their home planets by a deadly mechanical race known as the “Cylons’ who returned after a decades long absence to attack humanity.

With roughly 50,000 Humans left, Adama is attempting to locate a planet named Earth, which is largely considered a legend in their society.

The show has a solid cast and is much darker and deeper than any sci fi show in history as each week, the drama and human conflict are matched only by the very real drama that is presented by the Cylons, who can now assume human form, making it harder to differentia friend from foe.

The season 2.5 set contains all of the second half episodes of season 2, as well as a very impressive list of extras that includes deleted scenes, pod casts and an extended episode of the cliffhanger Pegasus.

If you have not seen the show, do yourself a favor and check it out on DVD as this is not your parents’ Galactica, this is a very hip, edgy, and deeply compelling series that continues to improve with each new episode.

5 stars out of 5

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