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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Season Three
DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 953 minutes, 23 podcast commentaries, 2 audio commentaries, deleted scenes, Resistance webisodes, video blogs
VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

STUDIO: Universal/ R&D TV/ Sci-Fi Channel
RELEASE DATE: 3-18-2008

DISC 1- OCCUPATION/ PRECIPICE/ EXODUS Part 1 & 2
DISC 2- COLLABORATORS/ TORN/ A MEASURE OF SALVATION/ Resistance webisodes/ 5 video blogs
DISC 3- HERO/ UNFINISHED BUSINESS (regular and extended versions)/ 6 video blogs
DISC 4- THE PASSAGE/ THE EYE OF JUPITER/ RAPTURE/ TAKE A BREAK FROM ALL YOUR WORRIES
DISC 5- THE WOMAN KING/ A DAY IN LIFE/ DIRTY HANDS/ MAELSTROM
DISC 6- THE SON ALSO RISES/ CROSSROADS Part 1 and 2/ 11 video blogs

The third season of BATTLESTAR GALACTCIA has it's up and downs. However, episodes like EXODUS, TORN, A MEASURE OF SALVATION, and MAELSTROM help make this season very interesting. The foru two part episode storylines add strength to the series. The show is very serialized and works best when it doesn't do stand alone episodes. The arcs of the series takes the series in unexpected directions and focuses on character development.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
All 20 of Ronald D. Moore's Podcast commentaries from the Sci-Fi Channel web site are here in addition to three bonus podcast commentaries for the last three episodes by actor Mark Sheppard (an episode writer is around for the first one). Also producer David Eick has recorded an audio commentary for HERO while Ron Moore (with an editor of the show) provides one for the extended cut of UNFINISHED BUSINESS (25 more minutes in that version). The commentary for the editor’s cut of UNFINISHED BUSINESS gives an insight into the editing of the series and what stuff works better in the longer cut and what worked better being cut down.

The 22 video blogs give a good behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series. I do wish they put the Resistance webisodes on disc 1 instead of disc 2 (since the storyline is a prequel to the first four episodes).

Rounding out the extras are at least an hour of deleted scenes on the set (about 3 to 5 minutes for many episodes). So this set is packed with extras like the season 1 and season 2.5 sets.

FINAL ANALYSIS: BATTLESTAR GLACTICA continues to be one of the best sci-fi series with the third season in a set with lots of extras to explore.

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