I am actually looking forward to this weekend's release of Galactica 1980 on DVD.
Yes, I know that this series is utter crap, and in fact, sinks to whole new depths of sci-fi crapitude, but still...
I want to see it again.
For one thing, I absolutely loved the original Battlestar Galactica when I was a kid and was friggin' traumatized when it was cancelled. I was further traumatized when the low-budgeted, kiddie-oriented spin-off, Galactica 1980 came about, because I missed damn near every episode! I never saw the three-part premiere (although I did eventually rent the truncated "movie version" on VHS) and only caught the ends of the next few episodes because my family never seemed to be home at 7:00 on Sunday nights.
I do remember seeing the Halloween episode (or the first part of the two-parter), "The Night The Cylons Landed," which introduced human-looking Cylons (long before the new series) and guest starred Wolfman Jack. My folks were visiting friends and to keep me occupied, I was sent into their rec room to watch TV.
But I never saw the final and best episode, "The Return of Starbuck," until Goodtimes Home Video released it on budget videotape in the mid-80's.
Anyway, thanks to the success of the new, reimagined Galactica series on SciFi Channel, someone at Universal obviously thought they'd try trading off the name, and decided to let this one out of the vaults. I suspect a fair number of consumers are going to be really disappointed in this, though, 'cause it's as about far from the new show in terms of quality and tone as it's possible to get.
But I still want it. Sad, isn't it?