About a month or two ago I bought Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on Blu-ray. The show is awesome, and the HD quality is great, but unfortunately the packaging that the series comes in is SHIT. It's bulky, the discs are hard to get out of their sleeves, and there is no guide to what is contained on each disc in the set.
To deal with these shortcomings, I bought some 2 disc blu-ray cases (because 5-6 disc cases are hard to find) and set about designing some custom covers. You can see the result in the image above.
A bit about the set:
- There are 11 cases. I needed an odd number of cases to make sure the spine image wasn't cut directly down the middle with a seam.
- Seasons 2 and 3 both have a case that contain only one disc (the 5th disc in each season)
- The Razor disc is included as the first disc of Season 4.
- Because the fourth season was broken up into 4 & 4.5 (as a money grab in my opinion), I re-numbered the discs on the back. So instead of season 4.5, discs 1, 2, 3, you'll find season 4 discs 3, 4, 5.
- The back covers have the quote from the official packaging, along with a list of all episodes and special features on a per disc and per episode basis. There is also a legend explaining what each special feature is (ex. Battlestar Blips = On-screen facts and trivia). Each case has three preview images from the episodes on the disc(s) that are contained within. As you move your way through the cases, the back cover will become more and more damaged to reflect Galactica's worsening condition in the series.
Here are links to view / download the covers in 300dpi glory. Each cover has a bleed area so you may have to crop them if you don't want that. I printed mine at a local kinko's which has great laserjet printers and a good paper cutter.
- Season 1, Disc 1 & 2
- Season 1, Disc 3 & 4
- Season 2, Disc 1 & 2
- Season 2, Disc 3 & 4
- Season 2, Disc 5
- Season 3, Disc 1 & 2
- Season 3, Disc 3 & 4
- Season 3, Disc 5
- Season 4, Disc Razor & 1
- Season 4, Disc 2 & 3
- Season 4, Disc 4 & 5