It follows the plight of another Battlestar – the Pegasus – up to the end of what becomes Season Three, and focusses on its crew and Commanding Officer Helena Cain, played by Star Trek‘s Michelle Forbes.
Cain is a far different commander to Adama, and her decisions and lust for power spiral out of control, particularly when they rejoin the Fleet. A mixture of power politics, a study in meglomania and a below decks biog, Razor is another interesting aside to the main series and for completists a must. It does nothing wrong, and is as gorgeous and clever as everything else with a BSG label.
If I were to criticise it it would be that it perhaps imitates rather than innovates, echoing some Star Trek The Next Generation and Star Trek Voyager plots, but that’s really me being churlish. Michelle Forbes is a surprising and clever choice as Cain – another name from the past which has nothing to do with their predecessor – and she pulls off this complicated and ultimately doomed character with aplomb.
Like The Plan it shows the ship yards being attacked, and perhaps, for this alone, it’s worth it’s purchase price.