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Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.5
     

Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.5

4.5 29
Director: James Head, Jeff Woolnough, Michael Nankin

Cast: Edward James Olmos

 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Critics have said it numerous times, but it bears repeating: Battlestar Galactica is the best drama on television, hands down. Spotlighting sociological and political story lines -- and controversial topics such as racism, terrorism, and religion -- while deftly weaving them into the fabric of a sci-fi series is what makes BSG unique. Even those who aren't fans of the space genre will find themselves looking past laser battles and synthetic humanoid robots to find something to love, and the outstanding episodes of Season 2’s latter half make that easy. Season 2.0's ten-episode run ended on Sci-Fi in September 2005, just as the Galactica came into contact with another Battlestar, The Pegasus. The latter ship is under the command of power-hungry Admiral Helena Cain (Michelle Forbes), who outranks Galactica's Commander William Adama (Edward James Olmos). This power struggle plays out explosively in the excellent two-part "Resurrection Ship," which kicked off the ten-episode Season 2.5 run in January 2006. Also in this "seasonette," President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) faces a difficult decision when she learns about Sharon and Helo's (Grace Park and Tahmoh Penikett) baby in "Epiphanies." Guest star Dana Delany puts a face to the new group of humans who sympathize with the Cylons in the heart-stopping "Sacrifice." Apollo (Jamie Bamber) steps up into a position of authority during a Cylon attack in "The Captain's Hand." We finally get a peek into what makes the Cylons tick in "Downloaded," during which the secrets of the Cylon society are revealed. And in the two-part season finale, "Lay Down Your Burdens," Roslin and Gaius Baltar (James Callis) campaign against each other to become president of the Colonies, leading to a surprising outcome, a regretful decision, and one of the best season cliffhangers ever on television.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2006
UPC:
0025192983320
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
8:41:00
Sales rank:
41,966

Special Features

Exclusive Extended Version of Midseason Cliffhanger Episode Pegasus, Deleted Scenes, Podcasts, Producer's Video Logs: Episode 205 - Day 2 - Episode 207 - Day 4, On the Set of the "new" Pegasus, The "Magic" of Battlestar Galactica, Never Let the Inmates Run the Asylum, Scenes from a Video Blog Floor, Sex, Lies and a Video Blog.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward James Olmos Actor
Bill Duke Phelan
Colm Feore President Adar
Mary McDonnell Actress
Katee Sackhoff Actress
Jamie Bamber Actor
James Callis Actor
Tricia Helfer Actress
Michael Hogan Actor
Grace Park Actress
Tahmoh Penikett Actor
Alessandro Juliani Actor
Kandyse McClure Actress
Aaron Douglas Actor
Richard Hatch Actor
Lucy Lawless Actress
Michelle Forbes Actress

Technical Credits
James Head Director
Jeff Woolnough Director
Michael Nankin Director
Michael Rymer Director
Reynaldo Villalobos Director
Rod Hardy Director
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Director

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Battlestar Galactica - Season 2.5 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a big sci-fi fan to begin with, but I fell in love with this show the first ten minutes into the mini-movie.(and I haven't missed an episode since) Even if you're not a sci-fi fan this series is gripping because it centers on character development and internal struggles, politics, religion, societal issues, and much more. The characters are so richly portrayed, each with their own flaws and also amazing qualities. (In season 2.5 I especially loved the episode Scar.) Even fans of the old show(yes I've seen it) I think will get into this, because the storyline is so different it's a totally new series with the same names. I encourage you to watch this... you will not be disappointed!! Love it, love it, love it!! "The war is over, the fight is just beginning."
Guest More than 1 year ago
This set is the second half of the second season of the new version of battlestar galactica. Much of the second half of season two was weaker than the phenomenal first half of the season. In particular Black market is a particularly weak episode in which the show writers treat the notion of a black market in a simplistic manner. The addition this season of the Pegasus to the story lines was always disappointing because once it was there, the writers did not seem to know what to do with it. The only time the Pegasus is well used within the story line is in the two part opening to the season, Resurrection Ship. There are some bright spots to this season. One of the episodes features only cylons(sp?) not only does it make for a fun episode but events within the episode tease the viewers into questioning some of their preconceptions about the cylons. The four two parter episodes are a great deal of fun and the season ends with a cliff hanger that has left the fans of the series drooling in anticipation of the third season. Fans of the show will have to pick this one up in spite of some of the weaknesses in this season.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I went into this set with an open mind. I loved the first season and most of the second season, and I really think the acting and writing are excellent, but I feel they started to lose their way here. As the person above said, once the Pegasus was introduced, the writers didn't seem to know what to do. Also, with the Resurrection Ship gone, the Cylons seem to take a back seat to what seems to be the writers' determination to show us that the cylons might be right - we might not deserve to survive. This set is more about personal interactions, but without the underlying mysticism of the earlier episodes, and to my mind it lacks the grand vision: the need to survive, the cylon-inflicted hardship, the sense that there is something worthwhile in preserving the lives of a few humans trying to find their way home. That message seems to me to be lost in this group of episodes. I'm looking forward to Season 3 to see if the writers realize the old story threads are worth picking up again. I think they deserve to be followed to some kind of conclusion, or at least allowed to evolve, not dropped like a hot ratings-potato.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is simply the BEST Sci Fi series ever produced, and this box set of the last half of season 2 is worth every penny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
why this movie hasn't won an emmy-I don't know but it rocks. If you haven't seen this yet, you're missing out. it's simply that good. buy it! that's an order!
Guest More than 1 year ago
not that means what it used to... can't wait to get these home and see the big Caprica battle w/my new SVS sub (bwah-ha-ha) this group of episodes did have a couple that weren't as great as others but this show on an off day is still way better than just about anything else at its best... only thing is you HAVE to see this show in order from the start - don't jump in here w/o having seen 1 & 2.0...
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