Saw Battlestar Galactica: Razor

A couple of weeks ago, the folks behind the re-imaged Battlestar Galactica announced that they were going to hold advance pre-screenings of their upcoming made-for-tv Battlestar Galactica: Razor movie in select cities. As luck would have it, the San Francisco area was in the mix, and I registered my wife and myself for a showing in Walnut Creek (about 20 minutes north of us here in the East Bay).

Last night was the showing, and it was pretty frickin’ amazing.

I got into BSG relatively late. Caught some of the early eps when they first aired, but I wasn’t able to get into it. It might have been expectations… I was expecting more of the old show… "traditional" sci-fi. But this new show leaned towards being more drama than sci-fi. While there were action sequences, they were few and far between, and I thought the pacing of the show was a bit slow. so I didn’t stick with it.

After a few seasons, the show was still around, and had garnered a lot of acclaim (both from critics and fans), so my curiosity was piqued. I picked up the old episodes from the first miniseries through the end of season 3. This time, I was watching with a different set of expectations. I knew it wasn’t going to be a fast paced action show. And this time I got sucked in. We’d watch episodes back-to-back (to-back-to-back). Sleep was for the weak. We burned thru all of the episodes in a couple of weeks.

Then the well went dry.

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