Battlestar Galactica: Season 3
The Cylons are ruling over New Caprica with President Baltar being merely a puppet for their reign of terror. After Colonel Tigh has been released from captivity, he joins the underground rebels who regularly do bombings in an attempt to destabilize the Cylon regime that’s kept in place with the help of a police force of human collaborators. With some planned explosions, the rebels create chaos so that the Galactica and and Pegasus manage to come back to New Caprica and rescue the surivors after which the search for Earth can be resumed. However, the Cylons are still in pursuit of the convoy and since the Pegasus was lost in the rescue operation only the Galactica is present to protect the remaining ships from destruction.
Meanwhile, the Cylons have discovered that the baby of Athena (Boomer) and Agathon, Hera, is still alive and is very important for the future. And then there’s still five Cylons that aren’t known…
Sound and Vision:
The image quality is very good with excellent detail, sharp images, nice contrast and hardly any compression errors. There’s some grain in certain scenes but mostly intentional.
The 5.1 soundtrack nicely does its job and uses the surround speakers for additional atmosphere while dialogues are clear and understandable at all times. A very decent track for a television series.
One very big flaw in the sound department, however, does happen with the first episode on disc 3. The sound is delayed for a couple of seconds and totally not in sync with the image and this goes on for the entire episode. Hopefully this problem will be fixed when the box appears on retail shelves.
Where the first two seasons of the new Battlestar: Galactica had their ups and downs with mostly big surprises towards the end, this third season is a lot more action-packed and exciting. Where previously there would be times that you would want things to speed up, season three manages to keep your attention at all times and keep the adrenalin levels high. Great stuff!
The plot lines are better than ever and the interaction between the different characters becomes even more intense. It’s clear that the cast is well-settled in their characters as the acting is of an all-time high. Battlestar Galactica is a great series and season three shines.