“Battlestar Galactica: Razor” arrives next week


If you follow the phenomenon that is the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (and yes, you should), you’ll know that a special two-hour episode aptly named Razor is showing on the Sci Fi Channel next week. Razor focuses on the backstory of the battlestar Pegasus and one Lt. Kendra Shaw (Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen), a young officer linked closely to Admiral Cain (Michelle Forbes) and essential to events leading up to season three.

I had the pleasure of attending one of the advanced screenings of Razor that Microsoft has so graciously (and so ostentatiously) sponsored, so after sitting through about 12 ads for the Xbox 360, I was presented with two hours of pure, sweet BSG adrenaline. No spoilers here, but if you have any interest in spaceships, guns, women in power and/or gratuitous amounts of Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff), you should check it out when it airs on November 24.


While the audience at my screening was mostly male, there were more than enough women there for the eye candy, and Razor most certainly did not disappoint. From Starbuck kicking ass to Shaw’s intense backstory to Admiral Cain’s sly affair with a certain Cylon No. 6, this chapter in BSG is all about the women.

There’s something to be said for the communal experience of sitting in a theater with other enthusiasts (dare I say nerds) and taking it all in. And by “taking it all in,” I mean attempting not to drool on the person next to me. This show is intense.

Here’s the trailer to tide you over until next week:

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