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Rejoin Sci-Fi's most action-packed TV series as Battlestar Galactica 2.5 flies on to DVD in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Featuring an extended version of the cliffhanger episode "Pegasus," this continuation of the epic second season follows the ongoing battle of President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos) in their heart-pounding crusade to save humanity from the deadly robot Cylons. Packed with special features, including deleted scenes, podcasts and Producer David Eick's video blog, Battlestar Galactica 2.5 is an explosive thrill-ride that's not to be missed!
Battlestar Galactica's season 2.5 (i.e., the final 10 episodes of the second season) picks up where season 2.0 (the first 10 episodes) left off: Galactica's giddy reunion with the Pegasus had taken a sour turn when Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) went back on her word to Commander Adama (Edward James Olmos) and decided to integrate the crews, moving Apollo (Jamie Bamber) and Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) to Pegasus. The animosity, combined with an attack on Sharon (Grace Park), threatens to derail a golden opportunity for the fleet to strike the Cylons where they'll hurt, and stay hurt--their resurrection ship.
In many ways, Sharon is the central character. The attack lands Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) and the Chief (Aaron Douglas) in hot water; her impending baby remains the subject of heated debate among president Laura Roslyn (Mary McDonnell), Commander Adama, and others; and a rebellious movement determined to force Galactica to give up the Cylon ends up threatening both Apollo and Starbuck and putting further strain on their already-shaky relationship. Dr. Baltar (James Callis) becomes even more intertwined with the Cylons when he discovers another version of Number Six (Tricia Helfer) on the Pegasus, but is also in line to take over the presidency as Roslin's cancer reaches a critical stage. Battlestar Galactica's inexorable dramatic arc sagged in a couple episodes during this run, but the terrific two-part season finale involving a presidential election, a glimmer of hope for humanity, and some unexpected turns of events makes for a thrilling springboard to season 3. Battlestar is often called the best sci-fi show on television, but that seems like damning it with faint praise; it's the best drama on television.
In addition to the 10 episodes, the three-DVD set has an extended version of the last episode of season 2.0, "Pegasus"; the extra 15 minutes include a longer conversation in which Cain reveals her plans to Adama. That episode has a commentary track by executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, Moore's podcast commentaries are on every other episode, and Eick's "video blogs" serve as casual featurettes on series production. --David Horiuchi
If you've enjoyed the series so far, you'll love this season too. Picks right up were you left off and makes you want more. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mike Murphy
I enjoyed this movie although I am partial to the TV series as my favorite actors such as Lorne Greene were in it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Brian Christopher
Really, can't get better than that. With West Wing, The Sopranos, Seinfeld and of couple of other shows, it is as good as a tv show will ever get. As simple as that.Published on July 6 2013 by Luc Durocher
It is really unfortunate that people sell defective material. Not sure whether issue known or not. Just the plain fact is that it does not work properly.Published on May 22 2013 by JEAN-FRANCOIS LARUE
Academy Award Nominated Actor Edward James Olmos heads a talented all star cast as the last Battlestar: Galactica continues it's journey avoiding the Cylons at all costs, trying to... Read morePublished on April 1 2013 by Markie Mark
My boyfriend and I really LOVE Battlestar Galactica, so I decided for his birthdays and holidays I would buy him the whole series separately. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2012 by Alexandra
Love the series. A bit miffed when you buy season 1 through 5 and discover a 3.5 and a 5.5 season though. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2012 by Teri
I received my product today, Oct. 19th, even early I believe. I only ordered it on Oct 15/10. Wow, that was fast! Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2010 by dionned
Having heard for years that this "new" Battlestar is the most intelligent series on tv, I finally decided to look for myself, being a long-time fan of science fiction. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2010 by Jonathan O'Mara