Sunday, November 04, 2007

Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashback Part 5—The Lab

The Upshot from the Sci-Fi Channel: Downed rookie Viper pilot William Adama/Husker (Nico Cortez) discovers a gruesome Cylon secret project.

Last week, we left Husker deep behind enemy lines in the belly of the beast having just parachuted through the skylight of a Cylon building only to beat a downed Cylon centurion/”toaster” to “death” before grabbing a weapon and making his way around.

Part 5 of this week’s “mini-sode” picks up right were we left the action last week with Husker making his way around the Cylon building, enemy weapon in hand. He quickly discovers a laboratory complete with detached, human-looking limbs on wires (the first attempts at creating humanoid Cylons???) in giant vats of liquid and lots of blood splatter about.

Husker sees what we the viewer recognize as either a Cylon rebirth “tub” and/or the vessel that holds the Cylon baseship hybrid that viewers first saw during Season 3.

As he approaches, a disembodied voice faintly fills the room—“All this has happened before and it will happen again” or some such. Husker places his gloved hand inside the “goo” that fills the tub and sees/hallucinates images of people who previously filled the room’s empty cages even as a hand reaches out for his.

Husker pulls himself free and he no longer sees the people in the cages and is sure that there was indeed a hand that grabbed him. He hears a banging noise from behind a locked freezer-like door and suddenly a human face appears in the window begging Husker to free him.

As Husker looks for a bar to pry open the door…..To be continued.

Obviously we are seeing the beginnings of the Cylon evolution from simple walking toasters to flesh and blood synthetic people—all the better to infiltrate and destroy the humans is to become them.

Our first impression is that the trapped “human” behind the door was the Cylon Leoben (Callum Keith Rennie) because it sounds vaguely like him and the disembodied voice (while NOT sounding like Leoben) mimicked the words that Leoben has spoken to Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff).

Yet we’re going to guess that it’s not actually Leoben but perhaps one of his human “ancestors.” We base this on nothing more than we don’t see the actor Calllum Keith Rennie’s name in the BSG Razor mini-sode credits on the website.

We’re starting to see that viewers are not only getting valuable extras for the upcoming BSG Razor movie event but valuable clues for the fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica—if Sci-Fi Channel ever decides to air the fraking show!

Look for the remaining two Flashbacks to air Friday nights during Flash Gordon through November 16 on Sci-Fi Channel’s website with FanBoyWonder commentary throughout before the premier of the new BSG movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor on Saturday, November 24. So Say We All!


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