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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

Microsoft sponsored free screenings in theaters in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Dallas and Seattle. Although fans were thrilled at the prospect of the screenings being free, they were dismayed when halfway through the program stopped for a series of Xbox commercials. These were unanimously met with booing by the audiences. 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: You gave it something far more important, you gave it your trust... As did I.
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Alternate Versions

Extended Edition DVD adds and extends scenes:
  • Flashback of Kendra at a transfer station on Caprica, revealing to Frank Bruno that her mother Marla was a Quorum delegate
  • Baltar and Six converse when everyone's looking at the original Cylon raider on the Pegasus' deck elevator
  • Extension of Adama's flashback to the end of the First Cylon War: he'd shot down two raiders during an engagement with a base star, during which the battlestar Columbia is destroyed. He chases two more raiders into a planet's atmosphere, where he shoots down one and rams the other, forcing him to eject. He and one Cylon centurion shoot at each other while they freefall, but Adama pops his parachute and lets the centurion keep going. After landing, he smashes the centurion to nonfunction and takes its gun, which he carries into the hybrid lab. Once there, he has a vision of Cylons vivisecting people in order to create the hybrid
  • Flashback to Helena's childhood on Tauron during the end of the First Cylon War: she and her kid sister Lucy are forced to leave their father during a Cylon attack on their town. Lucy falls and can't get up, while Helena runs into a shipping container, where she finds the jackknife and waves it at a centurion that finds her. The Cylons then leave, but Helena finds only Lucy's doll because they'd abducted her
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A truly disturbing tale of a battlestar not as lucky as Galactica
27 March 2008 | by lander-1See all my reviews

To begin with, everything that makes the Battlestar Galactica TV-series great also applies to Razor. The writing, acting and visual effects are all superb, and the plot is good though not a gem by any rate. That said, Razor is darker than anything we have seen so far.

To be a razor is to be heartless and soulless for as long as you have to be, because if you don't survive, you don't get the opportunity to become human again. This is Admiral Cain's philosophy as she leads the Pegasus into a hopeless war against the cylon armada. Although the movie gives some insight and understanding of Cain's character, it doesn't deliver enough to justify the atrocities committed, and I came out hating Cain more than ever.

The scope is admirable, but selling Cain and her ilk as heroes is a hard thing to do, and it just doesn't get there.


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