I just received a review copy of Battlestar Galactica Season 2.5, the DVD that covers episodes 11-20. In case you’ve been living under a rock, this is the new Battlestar Galactica series running on the Scifi channel in the US. I’m going to preface this with the disclaimer that I’m already a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica – I’ve seen every episode multiple times, and I think it’s one of the best television shows on TV. It’s also impossible for me to really talk about what’s in the episodes without ruining some part of the plot for somebody. I’m a notorious show-ruiner, so I won’t even go there. (My friends call ruining the end of a movie “Frasering”).
The boxed set contains 3 DVDs, with episodes 11-20 in widescreen. It’s also got a few minutes per disc of deleted scenes, as well as some video logs by the producers. Perhaps the coolest part is the audio commentary. They were originally released as podcasts on the Internet, but it’s great to have them play in the background while you’re watching the episodes instead of having to synch up your iPod while you’re watching live TV.
If you haven’t seen the show, you can purchase older DVDs (here’s a link to Amazon for the Season 1 (contains the Miniseries) – Season 2.0 and the new Season 2.5). You’d better hurry, though, Season 3 starts up in just 2 weeks.
I’m going to give away my review copy of Battlestar Galactica 2.5 – I did open it, but it’s otherwise undamaged. You know the drill. Send me an email at [email protected] with the subject line “BSG Giveaway” before 12:00pm PDT Tuesday, September 26, 2006. I’ll pick one email address at random, announce a winner, and mail out the copy.