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Razor Flashback Minisodes
Written By Michael Taylor
Directed By Felix Alcala

"Operation Raptor Talon" (Minisode 3) Recap:
(Caption: First Cylon War; Forty-One Years Ago)
A classic Cylon Raider pursues a Viper.

Bonzai is the pilot under attack. He calls for Husker.

Husker tells him to break right on his mark. He calls for the break.

Husker takes out the Raider.

Bonzai orders him to form up and they'll rejoin the squadron.

Basestars pummel the Battlestar Columbia .

Bonzai orders the Viper squadron to move in to support the Columbia .

The squadron starts taking out the Raiders.

With Bonzai's urging, Husker pursues a Raider away from Columbia 's airspace and takes it out.

Just then, Bonzai orders all fighters out of Columbia 's airspace.

The Columbia blows up.

Husker spots two Cylon Raiders making for the planet below.

Husker radios that he's going after them.

Bonzai orders him to come back and form up because it's not time "to go be a hero."

Husker ignores the order and flies into the atmosphere after them.

Husker flies right past one of the Raiders, reverses course and takes it out.

Husker then continues down into the atmosphere after the second Raider.

Suddenly, the second Raider appears and collides with Husker's viper, sending it into a freefall tailspin down toward the planet.
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Characters that appear: William "Husker" Adama


Analysis:
  • In his first combat mission, Husker is already proving to be an ace Viper pilot.
  • The Cylon resistance resulted in the destruction of the Battlestar Columbia.
  • Husker charged off toward the planet, ignoring the orders of Bonzai.
  • Husker's recklessness resulted in his Viper being severely damaged.
  • Updated: Though it's not mentioned in the radio chatter, the Galactica and possibly a third battlestar were present.

Backstory:
  • Battlestar Columbia was destroyed during Operation Raptor Talon.

Notes:
  • Originally aired on Scifi Channel during Flash Gordon on Friday, October 19, 2007
  • Running time: ~ 2:30

Unanswered Questions:
  • How many battlestars and other forces were involved in Operation Raptor Talon?
  • How does Husker survive his crash?






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