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22 February 2002

Hello everyone,

By now, many Battlestar Galactica fans have heard the wonderful news that Vivendi Universal's Universal Home Video division is releasing all of the original Battlestar Galactica episodes in a DVD box set. Right now, only Region 4 (Australia, New Zealand and South America) will be able to purchase these DVDs, based on their regional coding.

(These DVDs won't be viewable in other regions. For example, U.S./Canada DVD players are Region 1, not Region 4. Furthermore, the U.S./Canada television screen format is NTSC, where Australia is PAL.)

I hope these Region 4 DVDs are given the best treatment, from clean video/audio transfers, to quality extras, such as interviews, still images, and voice-over discussions by those that participated on the show.

With regards to the planned Region 4 Battlestar Galactica episodes on DVD release, published an article on 21 February 2002, stating the following:

"Battlestar Galactica (DVD): After the announcement of the "Battlestar Galactica" Region 4 DVD set the other day, various sites in the UK & US contacted Universal Home Video in their countries with the response back that apparently the original US masters of the show were in such bad condition that any DVD would require everything to be remastered if they were to be released. I got in contact with Universal's Aussie branch yesterday to try and find out what's going on. A rep confirmed that things are still not entirely finalized, they're planning to use Australian masters of the shows which were reviewed recently and are apparently "perfectly fine" for placing on disc, though in a few spots some elements were unusable and they may have to resort to borrowingbits from the US copies for those pieces (indeed MichaelDVD indicates the Aussie transfers are so good that Universal in the UK may be using them when they release the set there). Nevertheless things are proceeding well."

"I asked about the possibility of the Richard Hatch-made trailer appearing and as much as they'd like to include it the matter of cost and approvals will probably prevent it. Universal has a big back catalogue of series which they're really hoping to develop sets for and titles like "The Six Million Dollar Man", "The A-Team", "The Bionic Woman" and "The Incredible Hulk" just might be getting the disc set treatment sometime in the near future."

I hope that Universal Home Video is watching the petition at (available via Fans are indeed interested in seeing the original Battlestar Galactica episodes released, uncut and unedited -- and with quality extras -- on DVD around the world, not just in Region 4.

All the best,
Richard Hatch


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