Wow, and I thought I was done with Sci-fi Month. Yes, it’s a return to the revamped Battlestar Galactica. Since I finished reviewing Season 3 last month, I’m nearing the end of my retrospective. Before I get to Season 4, I did have one place to stop at.
While I liked Season 3, I gotta admit that it wasn’t the show at its best. Apparently, someone thought the same thing because it was a year before we got Season 4. If you think waiting for Game of Thrones was horrible, try this. Since Season 3 ended the way it did, it was decided to do a stand-alone, made-for-TV movie. It would air on Sci-Fi and then get released a few days later on DVD. Ron D. Moore, the show’s executive producer, was definitely for this because it’d mean that NBC Universal would help fund the production. I remember seeing most of this when it aired in 2007 and I just recently re-watched it.
Instead of taking place during Season 3, Razor goes back in time on us. We go back to Season 2 and see what happened when Lee Adama took command of the Pegasus. We never knew how his time as commander went since it was right before Season 2’s finale. Things are pretty much the same. Starbuck’s still around and not too annoying, Tigh hasn’t lost his eye yet, and Athena (Helo’s Number 8) is still a prisoner. It’s a fun time, ain’t it? So, what happens when most of the main cast is forgotten about and the rest of the time is saved for a new character, flashbacks, and a nod to the original show? Something kind of cool.