November 25th, 2007



A few episodes into the betweener New Caprica "webisodes", I made mention to the person I typically chat with BSG about a someone (turned out to be Seelix) that I'd spotted now and again in the show. I could've sworn I'd seen her in the formal blue button-front uniform before the New Caprica storyline, but I wasn't able to present any evidence of it.

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I know I've seen a BSG resource somewhere that has just an absurd amount of screen-capture images, but I'll be darned if I can offhandedly find it; does anyone have it handily bookmarked so I can root around and prove myself right or wrong?

PS: I'll edit my findings into this post, for those who care.

PPS: Found a screen-shot!

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Very positive Razor review at the LA Times

Available here.

"Battlestar Galactica" has always been sci-fi at its best -- an exploration of politics and morality in their purest state: post-apocalypse. As Apollo said outright at the end of Season 3, the battlestar community is no longer a civilization in the traditional sense. All rules have been broken or bent beyond recognition. The necessities of war have stripped society down to its essence, for better and worse.

In "Razor," written by Michael Taylor, those issues and tensions are embodied by Cain and Shaw. How much collateral damage can the greater good afford? What is the greater good? How far is too far when survival is at stake, and what decisions will the soul simply refuse to bear?

If all that sounds a bit Shakespearean, it is. Science fiction, good science fiction, has always dealt with that which plagues the poets and the playwrights -- the nature of love, the value of loyalty, the nature of power, the split-second decisions that change our lives. Shaw is not the only character haunted on "Battlestar Galactica." With its metallic blues and grays, its eerie lighting, echoing corridors and New Age drumbeats, the ship itself is ghostly at times, its inhabitants all damaged, by events and the choices they have made; resilience has become the new heroism."

Razor detail

Okay, this is non-spoilery, so I will ask:

Did it bug anyone else that Cain's hair was wrong?

In the BSG episodes, she had what looked like a bad dyed wig with straight hair and straight across bangs. In Razor, she had what looked like a bad wig or dyed hair that was wavy with longer, pushed-to-the-side bangs. On top of that her hair was tossled and disheveled looking, and the hair-helmet, I thought, was controlled and more Cain-like.
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