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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

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Battlestar Galactica
Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos
director:
Edward James Olmos
author:
Jane Espenson
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama

We gave it a B-

The plan for The Plan — a new direct-to-DVD BSG movie — is sound: show the human?Cylon war through the eyes of the machines. The saga kicks off promisingly as we see extensive footage of the evil robots carrying out their destruction of Caprica. But much like the Cylons’ plans for total human eradication, this Plan also eventually goes awry. Instead of sticking with the Caprica cataclysm, the movie tries to cram in two seasons’ worth of BSG story into just two hours. While fans may enjoy seeing backstory on pivotal events like Boomer’s (Grace Park) assassination attempt on Adama (Edward James Olmos, who also directs), the whole thing ends up feeling more like a thrown together collection of deleted scenes and alternate takes — making the inclusion of actual deleted scenes in the EXTRAS a bit superfluous. B?

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