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Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 24 November 2007
2:04 | Trailer
A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.


Félix Enríquez Alcalá (as Félix Alcalá)


Ronald D. Moore (developed by), Michael Taylor | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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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 »


Upon leaving the CIC, Shaw went to the left. A few moments later, Cain exited CIC heading to the right. After the first explosion, Shaw is dazed and Cain tries to focus her. There's no reason Cain would have doubled back bypassing the CIC to be where Shaw was in this kind of emergency. See more »


[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

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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Followed by Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009) See more »


Main Title Music
Written by Richard Gibbs
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User Reviews

Doesn't hack it as a standalone movie
5 January 2008 | by yevonwmSee all my reviews

This is a great episode of galactica that sits outside the main plot to the fill some gaps for avid fans. However after seeing this in the DVD store its obviously being packaged as a standalone movie to which it doesn't stay true. Straight off the boat there are specific references to moments you'll barely remember as an avid fan. I tried to introduce my friend to galactica with this episode and we gave up after 2 minutes. Its used as a mechanism to introduce new characters for the next series and show their role in the pegasus plot tree. Even as an avid fun up for a good episode I would recommend some revision of the previous series beforehand.

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Release Date:

24 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Battlestar Galactica TV Special See more »

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Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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