Release: Jan 13, 2012 - Author: Buster - Translator: DaxRider123 - external link: IMDB - more from this series
The sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica in the USA started in 2003. Unlike the 1978 original series, the target group for the new version is a mature audience, thus the plot is more complex.
Of course, the main parts of the plot stayed the same: Human life has it's origin on planet Kobol with its 13 tribes. 12 of these moved to found their own colonies on other planets.
After the genocide of the human race - arranged by the Cylons - a convoy of survivors heads off. Lead by Battlestar Galactica they're trying to find the legendary 13th colony: Earth.
For quite some time now ther exist Blu-Ray and DVD sets that include the 6 extended episodes; these sets were both released in the USA and the UK.
Even though the extended scenes rarely (if at all) contain any dialogue there still are some very interesting differences.
TV Version: 43:09 min NTSC (not including credits)
Extended Version: 47:15 min NTSC (not including credits)
Difference: 4 minutes and 6 seconds in 6 scenes.
On the hospital ward:
Layne Ishay thinks that Laura Roslin wants to stop giving the patient painkilling medicine. Hesitantly, Dr. Cottle agrees.
During a flashback, Dr Gaius Baltar talks to a boy. He doesn't answer the question whether or not he would change anything if he had the possibility to start over.
1 min. and 19 sec.
A longer shot of William Adama.
Boomer tries to persuade Hera to eat something. The young girl refuses to do so.
A missing flashback of Galen Tyrol and Boomer.
Another flashback - this time you see Boomer and Karl "Helo" Agathon. Boomer says how proud she - being a pilot - is to be on board of the Galactica.
"No one should feel obligated to join this mission in any way. This is a decision I have made for myself. If it turns out that there are not enough personnel to crew Galactica, I will lead a Raptor assault with anyone who is willing to join me. Let there be no illusions; this is likely to be a one-way trip! So don't volunteer out of sentiment or emotion. There is a line running down this deck. Volunteers, move to the starboard side. Everyone else, to the port. Make your choice!"
to be continued ...