Battlestar Galactica: Saga of a Starworld - The Enhanced Edit

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Battlestar Galactica: Saga of a Starworld - The Enhanced Edit
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Tagline:
The 1978 classic Saga of a Starworld as you have never seen it before!
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Original Release Date:
1978
Original Running Time:
139
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Fanedit Running Time:
140
Time Cut:
1
Time Added:
2
Brief Synopsis:
Story structure remains essentially the same as the original 3 part tv movie. A few continuity corrections. The only significant edit/cut is the conversation between Adama and Apollo about going down to Caprica. Otherwise, the biggest changes are FX enhancement to many scenes (eg. adding planets to the background), replacing dodgy FX shots (eg. Cylon Basestar descending on Carrillon) or background mattes and making some of the battle sequences less repetitive, while trying to maintain the visual look of the original without going overboard with CGI.
Intention:
Giving a beloved classic a fresh coat of paint!
Release Information
MP4/M4V/MOV
Cover art by bionicbob (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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9.9
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10.0(2)
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9.0(2)
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10.0(2)
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9.9
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
I finally got around to watching this side-by-side with the original version. Without direct comparison, I wasn't able to tell what was edited. @"dkerin" 's editing is just that good!

His added ships blend in more seamlessly than the original ones. The Cylon Leader's view screen looks so natural and good that I think Larson had intended to do that but ran out of time or money. The multiplication of Vipers on Carillon's surface looks natural and fits the story better. The scene with Apollo walking through the mine is a far less distracting than the original.

Only one added effect seems incorrect in a few shots: the red nebula during the Carillon battle sometimes looks like a planet-sized object inside that solar system instead of star-nebula-sized object very far away.

The 720p render is a bit softer than the blu-ray, and the stereo sound is a bit less impressive than the blu-ray's 5.1. Despite these two details, I heartily recommend this edit as a superior replacement over the original!

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Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
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10.0
Another direct hit from David Kerin as he knocks this special edition out of the park. With fresh effects, shots, additions and other neat surprises, the legend of Galactica is once again enhanced for another generation. This release came at a good time for me, as I've been feeling somewhat down the last couple of days, Galactica always has a habit of being there for me when I'm at my lowest and helping to pick me back up, so thankyou David for making a difference with your hard work.
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