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Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 24 November 2007
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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.

Director:

Félix Enríquez Alcalá (as Félix Alcalá)

Writers:

Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Michael Taylor | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Admiral William Adama
Mary McDonnell ... President Laura Roslin
Katee Sackhoff ... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
Jamie Bamber ... Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama
James Callis ... Dr. Gaius Baltar
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Gina Inviere
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol (credit only)
Tahmoh Penikett ... Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon (credit only)
Michael Trucco ... Samuel Anders (credit only)
Alessandro Juliani ... Lt. Felix Gaeta (credit only)
Kandyse McClure ... Petty Officer Anastasia Dualla (credit only)
Michelle Forbes ... Admiral Helena Cain
Graham Beckel ... Colonel Jack Fisk
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Battlestar Galactica TV Special See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original television) | (unrated director's edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In both versions, but especially in the unedited one, Starbuck's wing tattoo is visible. According to chronology she should not have it until New Caprica - about the time of her marriage. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Admiral Helena Cain: [pointing her sidearm at her XO] Are you refusing to carry out my orders?
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

References Battlestar Galactica: The Captain's Hand (2006) See more »

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Under-rated, unappreciated
3 December 2014 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

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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