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Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  24 November 2007 (USA)
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A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.

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A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.

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Prior to airing on TV, Razor was screened in theaters in selected cities to pre-registered fans. However, a full theatrical release was not possible, for legal reasons: although Universal Studios owns the television rights to the Galactica franchise, movie rights are owned by Glen A. Larson, who created the original 1970's movie/show. Despite a Consulting Producer credit (and salary), Larson had no input for the new series whatsoever. Any theatrical release, however, would require Larson's approval. See more »

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Upon leaving the CIC, Shaw went to the left. A few moments later, Cain exited CIC heading to the right. After the first explosion, Shaw is dazed and Cain tries to focus her. There's no reason Cain would have doubled back bypassing the CIC to be where Shaw was in this kind of emergency. See more »

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Admiral Helena Cain: War is our imperative, so we will fight.
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Edgy, but Doesn't Really Cut it
15 February 2008 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

I liked this the first time around, but a repeat viewing reduced its interest considerably.

BSG has had to remain in a constant state of flux due to the high standards of innovation and intrigue that the show established for itself. This has, unfortunately, alienated some of its fans - as can be seen from the reactions to this two hour episode broadcast between seasons 3 and 4. What Razor does effectively is to give a lot of dense, somewhat heady back-story, told from the perspective of the troubled Pegasus XO Kendra Shaw (Stephanie Jacobsen).

What it does not do very well is to integrate and expand on the characters and themes of the regular series.

Favorite characters are threatened by insane turns of events occurring near the end of season 3, and some fans are wondering whether the writing team has lost touch with their characters or there is something brilliant afoot that has yet to be revealed. Razor and Crossroads II are either harbingers of a wild ride in season 4 or of a disappointing but typically Sci-Fi channel finish to what was once a great show.

The Pegasus saga under three COs - Cain, Fisk and Lee Adama - is told in a series of flashbacks from the destruction of the colonies to a mission which took place after Lee Adama became the ship's commander. Cain's presence looms large as Kendra Shaw traces back most of what she considers to be important in her recent experience to Admiral Cain. Michelle Forbes and Steph Jacobsen are both great in this film. Jamie Bamber and Tricia Helfer also add considerably.

The script is a little less lucid than most episodes of BSG, and military clichés occasionally take the place of the show's normally brilliant dialog and excellent characterization. The cinematography is excellent - and it was especially fun to see the old Cylon ships and raiders making an appearance (though the real reasons they show up here are not fully explained - yet). Finally, the last few minutes of Razor alone makes it worth watching. But don't bother if you haven't already seen seasons 1-3.


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