Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) was conceived as a standalone bridge between the third and final seasons of Battlestar Galactica (2004). Universal's home video division approached the show's executive producer Ronald D. Moore about making a film that would be sold on DVD immediately after its broadcast. Moore was interested in the proposition, mainly because Universal offered to subsidize part of the production costs. See more »
In the scene where soldiers are putting together their rifles while blindfolded, the soldier that Shaw orders to fire on her originally takes his blindfold off completely. Following shots switch between the blindfold being pushed down around his neck and completely off. See more »
Enemy target destroyed.
All wings regroup and continue pursuit of Battlestar Pegasus.
By your command.
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The Unrated Extended DVD edition runs 102 minutes with additional scenes, extended gore and violence, and "R-rated" language not shown in the broadcast version, while the broadcast version aired on SciFi Channel runs 88 minutes. See more »
The trick with these sorts of reviews is perspective.
Even today (2014) the rebooted BSG series is considered one of the best produced and written series of all time, addictive, as much a game changer for TV as Buffy or Breaking Bad.
Once you understand that, the question you need to ask yourself is, what purpose do these feature length "fillers" serve? Many of the other reviewers here were expecting greatness, something new, something important, and, having failed to find it, got a little peckish.
I believe that these features are simply a chance for the producers to unwind, to show off, to experiment. Almost like having a fast car that you can't drive fast because you're in the city. Take her out on the hiway and see what she can do...
In that context, this is a solid little entertainer. Great use of flashbacks (compared for example to the over-use in series like ARROW).
Great acting. I believe BSG showed us many actors who were capable of greatness if given a chance, yet, post-BSG, we never really saw much of them again.
The scenes between Michelle Forbes and Stephanie Jacobsen are electric. Both deliver far more on-screen wattage than their resumes would suggest. And Jacobsen's exotic looks (she was born in China) once again showcases the ability of the casting director to pick the right actor for the correct role.
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