Jul 18, 2009

BSG, huh?

I've already mentioned that I am watching Battlestar Galactica from the very beginning. What I didn't mention is that I was watching it thru Netflix. One DVD at a time, which can be annoying.

Like last night. Yesterday, Disc 5 from Season 1 showed up in the mail and I was all ready to watch a good four episodes in the evening after the Yankee game. It was the last disc in the series as well, so I was looking for some season finale goodness. Which I got, but there was only one episode on the disc.

One measly episode.

Apparently there were only 13 episodes in the first season. I didn't know this as I am trying to go into this adventure with as few details as possible. So Disc 1 contained the mini-series, Disc 2 contained episodes 1-4, Disc 3 episodes 5-8, Disk 4 episodes 9-12 and Disc 5 had episode 13. Just episode 13.

Would it have killed them to included that episode on Disc 4? I know they didn't envision little ole me watching the series thru Netflix like I am, but it still annoyed me to no end.

Good thing Disc 1 from Season 2 arrived in the mail today. But I'm seriously re-thinking watching the series this way. Maybe I can get the DVDs from the library or something. I don't love it enough yet to buy it, but that is a possibility as well.

Anyway, I think putting one 45-minuted episode on a DVD is just a waste and that's all I'm gonna say about that.

Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Resistence is futile.  No wait...that's from something else.


sybil law said...

It is a waste. I'd be annoyed, too!

Barlinnie said...

While you are watching your filums, how about necking a rake of chilled Grolsch? It has a good 5% volume, and goes down well if you accompany it with an ice cold pear cider.

If you cannae get it over your side let me know.

Verdant Earl said...

Sybil - so silly.

Jimmy - Aye, we have Grolsch over her. The Dutch make a fine lager, don't they? Perfect for a hot day.

Candy's daily Dandy said...


Seals said...

I just finished Season 3, which IMHO is when it finally started getting good.

I had to break down and get a couple of disks from the local Blockbuster store when I would have had to wait for Netflix.

All in all, it's been pretty good. I hope Season 4 and 4.5 are even better.

Verdant Earl said...

Seals - I'm 4 episodes in on Season 2. It's pretty amazing. I'm glad to hear that it might even get better.

Bruce Johnson said...

I think to really appreciate the whole Battlestar Galactica concept, you have to watch the original, original series (also known as Bonanza in Space, or Space Wagon Train). The original series was so bad by today's standards, that you will think you are watching high art with the most recent version. The series jumped the shark after the first season, and then went painfully downhill for another 3 or 4 seasons before it all ended.