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Battlestar Galactica : Razor [DVD]

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By Ramius

Ron Moore – You are a cocktease! I love you man, but what’s with tonguing the goods and not letting the soaked package go wandering afterwards? Sure, it feels good regardless, but not overly satisfying. If I only wanted to go half-way, I wouldn’t have put on my lace underoos.

Its not as if we’re bumping uglies with “Battlestar Galactica” every week – in fact, it’s seemingly got a headache whenever we want a bit of it – if we were, maybe there wouldn’t be any need to complain about ‘Razor’, the series’ telemovie prequel. But since there seems to be only a dozen new episodes of TVs best series every year – and because of the strike, we could be waiting up to a year for new episodes!! – giving us an entertaining, but unnecessary story of someone not of the Galactica crew! over a two-hour block, feels a little bit of a jib. Or a jab. Whatever word I’m thinking of that starts with ‘J’.

Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed ”Razor’ but the Season 3 finale of ”Galactica” was so good that most of us had been looking for some kind of resolution for its cliffhanger (which involved a bunch of the Galactica crew revealed to be Cylons) – not the back-story of a fellow ship that went boom a year before. Interesting story, sure, and it�s very well written, performed and directed – like duh! – but what we really want is more Starbuck, more Apollo Daddy Vs. Apollo sonny, more answers about that awesome final few moments of the last season. (There are a few good spoilers pointing to future events in the telemovie though).

The “Razor” telemovie could easily have been slotted into the past season – it needn’t have been an event. Whenever these shows shift the focus from the central characters we’ve been watching all these years, to someone else (in this case Michelle Forbes- lesbo-captain of the Pegasus), you can’t help but lose a bit of interest because you’re not as invested in the lives and journeys of those people.

All beefs aside though – and granted my beef is probably not with creator Moore but with the Sci Fi Channel, who insist on holding back episodes of the show – this is an entertaining little movie. It’s just bad timing. We don’t really wanna see the Pegasus story at the moment- we wanna see how [name deleted] handles the fact that her other half [name deleted] is a mother-fuckin [type deleted]!

Since you won’t be seeing any ”Galactica” anytime soon though I suggest you get your wang tickled with ”Razor”. I think you’ll enjoy it – but I also think you’ll be groaning for more afterwards.


DVD extras include commentary, deleted scenes and featurettes. A good little buy.

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The writer/publicist/producer who wears the editor hat on Moviehole. Favorite films include "Say Anything...", "The Hunt for Red October", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", "Die Hard", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "Young Guns", "American Psycho", "Back to the Future" and the "Star Wars" series.

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