Ouch, I just got this, "Galactica 1980" (DVD). Yes, I'm a die hard fan of the original series of "Battlestar Galactia", I watched, and taped it when it was on television back in the late 1970's.
I gave this 5 stars because I know what went into this series, I was there watching each episode, and waiting for the many "To Be Continued" episodes. The first three episodes are a must see as; they explain that after so many years in space hunting for that 13th colony called Earth, which the Galactica finally finds, only to realize that they have also lead the Cylons to Earth as well, and finds out that Earth is not as advance as Galactica thought they would be.
I was surprised to find that this 2 disc set was only in MONO, not stereo as the original series is. However, that shouldn't stop anyone from getting this series. I enjoyed and remember it just the way it was, what is sad; is that I know that stereo television was there for this series, so, where is the stereo sound that should be with this one as well.
The fun you get from watching what went into making of this series, the "Special Effects" and "Graphics" that they used to make it would be plain by today's standard of CGI, not to mention the cost of today's television shows.
I did see the original movie of "Battlestar Galactica" in the theatre when it came out (I do have the DVD of this movie), and to think at that time, the movies where just going into the next generation of sound and picture quality, but nothing like what blows us out of the water with today's theatre (2010); movies like "AVATAR" and others like this shouldn't stop us from remembering the past of old television series.
Please enjoy this just as you would going down memory lane of this series, and just think that the next generation of "Battlestar Galactica" could someday be in real-D 3-D at a theatre near you; all I could add to that would be, "WOW".