I have been a devoted follower of the BSG franchise since the day I bought, on a whim, a vintage 70s annual at a car boot sale. I was fascinated with the notion of a rag-tag fleet going up against ruthless (and cool looking) death machines. I saw the series proper on BBC TWO in the late 90s and was completly roped in. Original BSG took me on a wild ride and helped me cope with a number of depressions I underwent in 1999. When the new series came on in 2004, it also helped me cope with a tough time as I had to get dential work done on my teeth (don't drink gallons of coca cola to cope with college folks), and I enjoyed it all the same, the final season in particular got me through a tough emotional time for me.
So fast forward to now. As of this writing, there are some things that are presently troubling me, a combination of the exact same things that troubled me the last two times, so what better solution for this latest set of blues than to watch what has always helped me cope the best through tough times...BSG. In this case, it's a marraige of the tried and true methods with the up-to-date riveting thrills of what the modern series can accomplish. Blending material from Razor, The Plan, and other things and encircling them around the mini-series, cutting away all of the heavy soul-searching storylines and soapy melodrama to provide a more intense action-oriented peice that enhances the themes of both versions of the series and keeps the spirit of the vintage original alive. The material lends itself well to reinvention and Bob always delivers something original and unique in each of his presentations. A great treat for anyone who wants a tight, well-paced accerlerated space adventure with none of the space opera
I am late to the game on watching BSG, I flew through the first two seasons but have slowed down and just recently finished season 3. I have been disappointed with the direction the series took after season 2. This edit has rekindled my fire and I look forward to watching more. This was a great view. This FE trims the fat and makes for a very compelling story. I absolutely loved the music. Removing Baltar was my favorite part of the edit, I cant stand his character. The only improvement I could suggest would involve an HD version.
I must confess I hated the original series, and actually viewed BGOS when it originally aired. Week after week, my brothers and I sat through crap such as Voyage Bottom Sea (or Anything by Irwin Allen), Lost In Space, Suck Rogers, and Battlestar Ponderosa.
We were so desperate for SciFi we would have watched a Pigs In Space marathon. Hmmm, now there’s an edit.
When Bionic Bob put this up, I pounced.
Guys, his reworking is terrific. Opening sequence, insertion of scenes from Rz and Plan, seamless.
Losing human cylons was okay, though I wondered why BB even bothered with Gaius Baltar. (Or Boxey for that matter. No Muffit II, the daggit, thank God.)
I didn’t hear any audio problems, aside from the perky Colonial theme.
Still, for execution, this is top tier. Solid 9.