Battlestar Galactica

2003 NR 6 seasons

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Battlestar Galactica

2003 NR 6 seasons
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Deep in the universe, cybernetic Cylons have all but wiped out the human race, laying waste to the Twelve Colonies of Man. Cast out, the few survivors aboard the Battlestar Galactica search for a so-called 13th colony: the mythical planet Earth.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2.0
  • SEASON  2.5
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  4.5

Summary of Season 1 (2003) - 5 discs

Join Adama and Laura as they lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors from their destroyed planet in search of a mythical planet called Earth and the robot race of Cylons is in hot pursuit.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French, English SDH
CC
Yes
Audio
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Edward James Olmos
  • Mary McDonnell
  • Tricia Helfer
  • Jamie Bamber
  • James Callis
  • Grace Park
  • Katee Sackhoff
  • Michael Hogan
  • Aaron Douglas
  • Tahmoh Penikett
  • Alessandro Juliani
  • Kandyse McClure
  • Donnelly Rhodes
  • Nicki Clyne
  • Michael Trucco
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this space-set series isn't an unrealistic soap opera. Despite the show's sci-fi premise, the characters react in very human ways to the constant pressure of being on the run and fighting for the survival of the species. With little to lose, people live, love, and fight as if every day is their last -- and since it often is, the emotions can be very honest and very raw. Because of the adult themes and the frequency of both violence (including torture) and drinking (a couple of characters appear to be alcoholics), this series falls into the "older kid" sci-fi camp.

Sexual Content

Most episodes have some romantic interludes, which range from relatively tame to somewhat racy, though none include nudity or explicit scenes.

Violence

In this alternate reality, humans are at war with a ruthless robotic enemy, and violence is a given. Battles tend to be on a large scale, showing combat between spaceships far more often than hand-to-hand fistfights, but later seasons have amped up the violence, including some torture scenes and attempted rape.

Language

No explicit language, unless you count "frack," which is all too common among this offshoot of humanity and sounds quite similar to an expletive used on this planet (though it's managed to escape the ire of Earth's censors).

Social Behavior

The central story is about a search for home, belonging, spirituality, and identity. The storylines featuring the often-tense relationship between the military and the civilian government, which is not bound by the chain of command, are complex, and demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the use, and abuse, of power. On the downside, there's plenty of betrayal to go around, and a robotic army is out to destroy the remains of humanity.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Many episodes feature scenes of soldiers drinking, usually in the context of blowing off steam after battle, and often while mourning fallen comrades. Many of these scenes make it clear that the characters are quite drunk; a couple of characters are clearly alcoholics. Occasional use of stimulants to keep the soldiers alert during extended shifts, and the show stresses the downside of abusing such drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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