Battlestar Galactica S3, Lost S5 and Planet Earth

I bought the DVD box set of Battlestar Galactica season 3 last week, and watched all episodes in a few days. Watching all episodes in just a few days says a lot about how great and addictive this series is. Like many others say, this is the best science fiction series of the 2000s. I got the DVD’s of the third season for € 30 which is acceptable, at it’s release it was more like € 40 if I’m correct. If the final fourth season is more expensive than € 30 though I don’t think I’ll wait until it will be cheaper, because I want to see it as soon as possible. What’s disappointing is that the complete box set of the entire series on Blu-ray can be pre-ordered for € 150 on Play.com, which is ridiculously expensive considering that Play.com is often cheaper than internet stores in the Netherlands. Not that I intend to buy that in the near future anyway, because I’ve already got it on DVD anyway.

Currently I’m watching Lost season 5 on the Dutch TV. Unlike in the USA and probably other countries, in the Netherlands they started broadcasting just two weeks ago. A double episode is broadcasted on Friday nights starting at 22:25, apparently the late start and unfortunate scheduling had to do with falling ratings. The Dutch broadcaster tempts their audience to start their Bittorrent clients with their furstrating late start. I didn’t give in to downloading the HDTV (even more reason for me because I don’t receive HDTV) rips through Bittorrent because I don’t want to steal but reward the creators and broadcasters, but the Dutch broadcaster isn’t helping their own case.

Reruns of the nature documentary series Planet Earth are being broadcast as well on Dutch TV at this moment, and I seized the opportunity to watch because I hadn’t seen this series yet. To be honest I don’t see much nature documentaries, but this is probably the best ever. I’ve never seen such spectacular images in all my life, this is a must-see for everyone.

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