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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Admiral William Adama
... President Laura Roslin
... Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace
... Cpt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama
... Dr. Gaius Baltar
... Number Six / Gina Inviere
... Lt. Sharon Valerii
... Colonel Saul Tigh
... Chief Galen Tyrol (credit only)
... Lt. Karl 'Helo' Agathon (credit only)
... Samuel Anders (credit only)
... Lt. Felix Gaeta (credit only)
... Petty Officer Anastasia Dualla (credit only)
... Admiral Helena Cain
... 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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When Nico Cortez, who plays the younger version of Bill Adama, arrived in Vancouver for the shoot, he was given seasons 1 and 2 of the series. Cortez holed himself up in his hotel room for the entire weekend, marathoning the series and studying Edward James Olmos' performance so that he would be able to do a convincing younger version of him. See more »

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During the Recon Mission Starbuck's and Showboat's vipers continually change CGI design in each shot between the original viper 7 CGI design and the Design first scene in "Maelstorm", and end in the Flightpod shot as different designs to each other. See more »

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Kendra Shaw: You're scared, aren't you motherfracker?... You should be.
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Follows Battlestar Galactica (2003) See more »

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Disappointing
28 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Hello.

First of all let me say that I am a very big fan of BSG. Last night I watched BSG Razor with my girlfriend and we both agree that Razor has some major flaws. The story itself could have been interesting but the way all the pieces are put together is confusing and lacks the overall quality of the show that I came to expect from BSG. Most of the Razor story is told by flashbacks of a prior side character, Kendra Shaw. The story quickly gets confusing when other parts of the story also get told by flashbacks from Adama and Admiral Cain, which doesn't seem very creative. Actually it is very boring. Imho it doesn't really seem like the writers put as much effort into this movie like they used to with each episode of the TV series. I won't go into any details of the story for those that haven't seen the DVD yet, but another flaw is that at the end of the movie, the viewer gets nothing out of it. The story serves no purpose, there is no big revelation except maybe one sentence by a hybrid, but hey we all know that something is up with Kara Thrace. No need to watch those 104 minutes for it.

The directing of this movie is also very different from the series. I am not a big fan of this modern shaky camera thing, or documentary style camera, which is supposed to give the viewer some sort of feeling like he or she is part of the action. To me this is just plain stupid and very hard to watch. Usually this is kept to a "necessary" minimum on the TV series, which doesn't pose much of a problem. Now with BSG Razor it is a different story. The camera-work is really bad, every action scene is zoomed to the max and the camera is so shaky that it is really hard to keep track of what is happening.

For a movie it is always a bad sign when you have two directors listed in the credits. I just wish they would have let Michael Rymer sit in the director's chair, he did a flawless job on the series so far and probably would have done much better as Alcalá & Rose did together.

So overall I am sad that I have to say it but BSG Razor wasn't worth watching, bad storytelling, bad directors and bad editing.

5 out of 10 from be because BSG is my favorite show.

looking forward to season 4...


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