Farscape Complete Series on BluRay for $65

If you are a fan of space-based scifi television and you haven’t watched Farscape yet, what are you doing? Drop everything and start watching! This was a boldly going TV series that dared to try all kinds of things that were at the time unheard of (I won’t go into spoilers here). Regardless, this is not a movie review blog, so to the sale we go, you can get the complete series on BluRay for $65 at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of three per customer.

This came out at a time when TV seasons were 20+ episodes long, so the four seasons included here included 88 episodes! (see epguides for breakdown). Note however that this set does not include the mini-series “Peacekeeper Wars” which is sold separately. This mini-series was in a way in compressed form of what would have been the fifth and final season.

DVD Set: Wing Commander Academy for $8

On sale again, on DVD, the animated scifi TV series “Wing Commander Academy”, based on the popular old-school video games, is now going for $8 at Amazon by Amazon actual. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $35+ order for non-members. Total runtime is about 4.5 hours, a total of 13 episodes and it originally aired in 1996.

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Collectible DVD set (Character Profile Book, Adama’s Dog Tags) for $20

If you are a fan of Battlestar Galactica, the 21st century re-imaging by RDM, and you like to collect the collectibles, the Season 4.5 DVD set bundled with a colorful Character Profile Book and Commander Adama’s Dog Tags is on sale for $20 at Amazon.com. The seller is Newbury Comics with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so if you’re a Prime member you get free 2-day shipping. Everybody else gets free S&H with the usual $35+ order minimum. Limit TWO sets per customer.

PS: back in its day (in the 2000s), they were still doing 20+ episode seasons on cable. Battlestar was typically airing in two half-seasons. So many of the DVD sets were half-seasons. Later on, they would have bundles for full seasons and of course the full series. So if you see “4.0” or “4.5” it means they are half-seasons.

BluRay Deal: Battlestar Galactica 35th Anniversary for $8

Richard Hatch fans. Okay, not just him, but fans of the original Battlestar Galactica. A version of the movie-pilot (125 minutes commercial-free runtime) of the series is now on sale, in the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray edition, for just $8 at Amazon.com, same price as the DVD version.

Check the reviews if you are looking for a specific version/edit of this (yes, there are multiple). Multiple versions are on the same review page, so to find the reviews for this particular anniversary blu-ray, use this link that pre-filters for it. There are forty reviews for this particular version out of a total of 280+ for all versions.

[DEAD] Wing Commander Academy (Animated TV series) for $8 [DVD]

As of 9/13/15, the discounted DVDs from marketplace sellers got all sold-out…

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Scifi sale: Defiance S3 HD and Defying Gravity DVD

If you are a fan of scifi TV, we have two nice deals for you, one for an in-progress TV season and one for a cancelled TV show. We start with the current TV season, the Season Pass in HD for Season 3 of Syfy’s Defiance is currently on sale for $15 at Amazon Instant Video. This typically goes for twice as much in HD. This is a limited time offer.

Meanwhile Season 1 of the cancelled TV Series “Defying Gravity” is on sale for $7 on DVD at Amazon.com. This is a 4-disc set, with 13 episodes. The pilot is a double episode, so you essentially get 14 episodes. It ran in the summer of 2009.

Free e-book: “The Book of Tea” by Kakuzo Okakura

We are big fans of tea here, so it shouldn’t come to you as a surprise that we have a deal on a tea book. Well, it’s free at the moment! So you don’t even have to use a slot from your Kindle Unlimited library. It is The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura, 44 pages long. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can listen to the narration for free. This is a public domain book.

Speaking of free e-books, the “The Pattern Ship” (The Pattern Universe Book 1) is currently free for a limited time, a 183 pager by Tobias Roote. There are four books in the series so far, and three of them are part of Kindle Unlimited program with free narration even.

UPDATE: here comes another promising e-book that is free for a limited time, the “Shelve Under C: A Tale of Used Books and Cats (Turning Pages Book 1)” by Jenny Kalahar (178 pages). The book averages 4.6/5 based on 49 customer reviews.

Battlestar Galactica (RDM) BluRay Complete Series for $90

Decidedly one of the best scifi TV series of all time, the Ronald D. Moore rebooted version of Battlestar Galactica “Complete Series” BluRay set is currently on sale for $90 with free shipping at Amazon.com with a limit of three sets per customer. Check the featured reviews to see what’s included and how to get everything (the TV show had a number of made-for-TV movies as well). This is a limited time offer but they don’t say when it ends.