Release: Jan 14, 2012 - Author: Buster - Translator: Tony Montana - 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: 95:52 min NTSC (plus credits)
Extended Version: 103:16 min NTSC (plus credits)
Difference: 7 minutes and 24 seconds in 8 scenes.
William Adama, Saul and Ellen Tigh are in a strip bar in Caprica City. The TV Version lacks the shot of tipsy Ellen dancing on the table.
The following shot of dancing Ellen is missing as well.
When Ellen learns that Saul doesn't think about quitting yet, she reacts angrily.
1 min 7 sec
Kara and Galen talk Adama into connecting Samuel Anders with the computer systems of the Galactica.
1 min 49 sec
Ellen Tigh and Tory Foster are discussing their future.
Hera's surprise needs to be interrupted.
Galen and Cally.
1 min 28 sec