Battlestar Galactica

Episode 0

Razor, Part 2

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



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hybrid: Soon there will be four, glorious in awakening. Struggling with the knowledge of their true selves. The pain of revelation bringing new clarity. And in the midst of confusion, he will find her, enemies brought together by impossible longing, enemies now joined as one. The way forward, at once unthinkable, yet inevitable. And the fifth, still in shadow, will claw toward the light, hungering for redemption that will only come in the howl of terrible suffering. I can see them all. The seven, now six, self-described machines, machines who believe themselves without sin. But in time, it is sin that will consume them. They will know enmity, bitterness, the wrenching agony of the one splintering into the many and then they will join the promised land, gathered on the wings of an Angel. Not an end, but a beginning.

      (DVD version only)

    • Hybrid: All this has happened before and will happen again.

    • Adama: (speaking to Lee about Cain and Shaw) I know that I didn't have to face any of the situations that she did. I had the President in my face, arguing for the survival of the civilian fleet. I had Colonel Tigh to keep me honest, balancing my morality and my tactics. I had you. Now, you don't have any children so you might not understand this, but you see yourself reflected in their eyes. And there are some things that I thought of doing, with this Fleet. But I stopped myself because I knew that I'd have to face you the following day.

    • Hybrid: Kara Thrace will lead the human race to its end.
      Shaw: What?
      Hybrid: She is the herald of the apocalypse. The harbinger of death. They must not follow her.

    • Guardian Cylon: (in metallic voice) By your command.

  • 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 "Razor, Part 1."

  • Allusions

    • Starbuck: Ain't it grand when a plan comes together?

      This is an allusion to the character Hannibal on The A-Team, who often said, "I love it when a plan comes together." One of the stars of that show was Dirk Benedict. Of course, Benedict starred as Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica series.