The untold story of the Battlestar Pegasus comes to the screen in this special, two-hour episode of Battlestar Galactica detailing the transformation of Major Kendra Shaw into a fearless tool of war known as a "razor." As the Cylons prepare to launch a genocidal attack on the Twelve Colonies, Major Kendra Shaw (Stephanie Jacobsen) arrives on the Battleship Pegasus reporting for duty. In the aftermath of the devastating attack, Major Shaw is trained by Admiral Helena Cain to employ suicidal fighting tactics and commit atrocious war crimes against her own people. Any sense of hesitation or doubt is methodically stripped away from Major Shaw, rendering her a living weapon driven by murderous instinct. But such a weapon can ultimately do as much damage as it does good, and it isn't long before this severe form of warfare takes a heavy psychological tool on the tormented Major Shaw.~Jason Buchanan
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
An additional supplement to Battlestar reboot
Razor was a supplemental TV movie Based on the Battlestar Galactica reboot. Just as Battlestar Galactica was a reimagining of the late 70's TV show, Razor is based on a 2 part episode of the original series. The original episode had the late Lloyd Bridges as commander Caine, a legendary Battlestar commander. However he's sort of a rouge now. In the new version Commander Caine is now a woman, but way more ruthless then in the original. I don't want to give to much away about this movie, I'll just say if you're a fan of the Battlestar reimaging you will not be disappointed. If you're not a fan of the new series, and long for your childhood memories of the original, this IS NOT FOR YOU!!!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
Just one of those great movies to add to your library collection. I really enjoyed this movie, especially the extended material!
After seeing the premiere of this show on the SciFi channel, I could hardly wait for the DVD release! Unlike the original series, the viewer gets to see what happened to another Battlestar. After a devasting war, you always want to know, "who else survived?"
Battlestar Galactica Razor tells you a story about how Admiral Cain, her crew, and her ship survived the holocaust and persevered against tremendous odds. Admiral Cain (played by Michelle Forbes) may appear tough and incredibly strict with her ways of running her ship, but then again, most great leaders like it "their way."
I liked how the story focused on multiple characters from both ships. I truly enjoyed the character of Admiral Cain. It was sad to see how after her death, Pegasus lost absolutely "all that Admiral Cain was" and the "strength of character of all that she was in her ship."
The story may be a little difficult to follow if you're not entirely familiar with all the characters. The show flip-flops from the past to the present and it can confuse the unfamiliar with BSG.
However, great show, great actors, and a good portrayal of how Pegasus survived.