The revival of Battlestar Galactica
has proven not just to be a roaring success with viewers, but one of the most critically-acclaimed science-fiction series too. Battlestar Galactica: Razor
s place is as an introduction to the events that take place in the fourth season of the show. Yet its also a terrific feature-length TV movie in its own right.
The story of Battlestar Galactica: Razor actually focuses quite a lot on a different Battlestar, the Pegasus. Throughout the movie, we see it under the command of the love-to-hate Admiral Helena Cain, while we also follow Lieutenant Kendra Shaw under her tutelage, and Lee Adamas first mission in charge of the Pegasus.
Naturally too, Battlestar Galactica: Razor isnt shy of Cylons, as we see them in the infancy of their attack on humankind. And all of these ingredients make for some interesting back story to the main show, and a great one-off piece of entertainment too. It doesnt pull its punches when it comes to the action sequences, and theres some worthwhile character work in there too.
While clearly intended as an appetite-whetter for the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica, Razor nonetheless has enough in the tank to more than hold its own. It proves to be yet another example as to why Battlestar is the show thats been topping science fiction fans favourites lists for some time. --Jon Foster