The new version of Battlestar Galactica has to be one of the most innovative and exciting sci-fi shows I have seen on TV in years. I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed a sci-fi TV series like this since Star Trek The Next Generation.
The stories are good, although they can be a bit soap opera-ish at times. I loved how Star Trek TNG would begin an episode and typically end. Battlestar Galactica can drag on for several episodes. With that little bit of criticism put aside, it is visually stunning and exciting to watch.
The new season is about to start and should begin airing on the 24th of November. A total of 22 episodes have been scheduled for season four. The first two episodes of the fourth season will be Battlestar Galactica: Razor, which is a two-part episode that will be released to DVD on the 4th of December. Fans were allowed to vote on the cover, which is a nice tribute to the fans. You can pick up your copy here: Battlestar Galactica – Razor (Unrated Extended Edition)
Battlestar Galactica: Razor will cover the adventures of the Pegasus, which was seen in past episodes of Battlestar Galactica. This should be very exciting. It is supposed to cover the survival of the Pegasus against the Cylons during the beginning of the war. So why is it called RAZOR?
Lee Adama’s new XO, Major Kendra Shaw, is plagued by memories of her service and sacrifices under Admiral Helena Cain, who was able to save her ship during the Cylon attack — but only by making Shaw and her fellow officers rationalize suicidal battle tactics and brutal war crimes against their own people.
In the crucible of war, Shaw must let her hesitation and doubts burn away, until all that remains of her is the honed edge of a living human weapon — what Colonial veterans call “a razor.” But an edge so fine cuts in more than one direction. It can cleave an enemy to pieces … or it can carve away a person’s soul.
I especially love seeing Michelle Forbes play Admiral Helena Cain. You may remember her as Ensign Ro Laren from Star Trek TNG. She sure call play a total witch!
I can’t wait. The premier is just nine days away!