Battlestar Galactica

Episode 0

Razor, Part 1

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 24, 2007 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • When the Guardian Cylon Raiders are first spotted and attack Starbuck's recon patrol, Hoshi says that the incoming contacts are "fighter-sized, unknown configuration". However, the Cylon fighters are the models from the First Cylon War. Their configuration should be known to the Colonial Fleet and stored in the Pegasus' threat recognition files.

    • As of the beginning of this episode, there are 49,579 survivors in the fleet. After the Season 2 episode "The Captain's Hand", there were also 49,579 survivors (at the beginning of "Downloaded"). There were the same number of survivors at the beginning of the following episode ("Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 1"). The "Razor" story may have introduced a continuity error in the survivor count.

  • Quotes

    • Shaw: Kendra Shaw.
      Gina: Gina Inviere.
      Shaw: Inviere. That's, uh, Old Gemenese for "resurrection," isn't it? One of the benefits of being a lapsed Classics major.
      Gina: (laughs) Guess you never know when something like that might come in handy.

    • Lee: (to the crew of Pegasus) Eight months ago, the world changed. Our lives changed forever. We found ourselves shouldering responsibilities we never thought we'd have. Duty. Honor. Service. They're more than words. Those are the guiding principles for those who serve in the military. And recently, all have been in short supply on this ship. That's gonna change, beginning today. We can't always choose our circumstances, but we can choose how we handle them. I intend to give you my all. I expect nothing less in return.

    • Opening narration

      Shaw: You're born. You live, and you die. There are no do-overs. No second chances to make things right if you frak them up the first time. Not in this life anyway. ...
      Like I said -- you make your choices and you live with them. And in the end, you are those choices.

    • Gina: (speaking of Admiral Cain) She has needs, just like the rest of us. No one can survive entirely on their own. Trust me, lieutenant. In the end, we're all just human.

    • Kara Thrace: Fear gets you killed. Anger keeps you alive.

  • Notes

    • Of the six 2008 Emmy Award nominations that Battlestar Galactica received, two specifically cited the "Razor" television movie:

      Outstanding Cinematography For A One Hour Series - "Razor"
      --Stephen McNutt, Director of Photography

      Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (one-hour) - "Razor"
      --Rick Bal, Production Mixer
      --Michael Olman, Supervising Re-Recording Mixer
      --Kenneth Kobett, Supervising Re-Recording Mixer

    • An extended, uncut version of "Battlestar Galactica: Razor" was released on DVD on Dec. 4, 2007. The DVD set includes additional scenes and commentary features. A special "Best Buy edition" includes the documentary "The Making of Battlestar Galactica: Razor."

    • Though Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, Kandyse McClure and Michael Trucco were credited, none of them appeared in the broadcast version of the two-episode "Razor" story. James Callis and Alessandro Juliani only appeared in the flashbacks at the beginning of the episode.

  • Allusions