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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)
"The Plan" (original title)

Video  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  27 October 2009 (USA)
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When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.

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The cast and crew talk about how the phrase "...and they have a plan" came into existence in the series, and also provide a behind the scenes look at the movie "The Plan".

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The number One Cylon brothers Cavil organize a massive coordinate simultaneous attack to destroy the twelve colonies, but it fails to wipe out human life or break the human spirit. They now orchestrate deceptive actions, infiltrating surviving communities, notably aboard flagship Battlestar Galactica and Samuel Anders's human trainees class on planet colony Caprica. Both sides must confront existential as well as pragmatical challenges to battle for survival. Written by KGF Vissers

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Close up shots of the rubble on Picon are actually the remains of the Battlestar's hanger bay set shortly after the set was struck and bulldozed. See more »

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Ellen Tigh: Oh, now, now, don't tense up, Mysterious. I'm just saying there's no point in judging anybody. No one changes who they really are.
Brother Cavil: If no one is corrected, then no one learns their lessons.
Ellen Tigh: Well, I've lived in this world a long time, and I'm proud to say that I haven't learned any Godsdamn lessons!
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Yeah, this is Galactica at its worst
8 November 2010 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

It's been already said by others here but this film is terrible. I'm a big fan of the series, everything up until the last 7 or so episodes following the mutiny storyline. This film is a waste of fans' time and would be completely incomprehensible to new audiences. It's basically providing unnecessary exposition covering moments we already inferred must have taken place in some form but in the clumsiest of fashions in order to fit it into this cobbled together mess of a film. It's also trying to provide post hoc spackle to the plot holes created by the fact that the writers promised a plan but because of procrastination, never actually thought one up. So it's trying desperately to reconcile the first two seasons with the revelations of the final season.

Basically, it's a lot of recycled footage from the first two seasons separated by moments we never saw around them that are all the same thing, Cavil telling other Cylons to do the things we already know they do from having watched the show. Why did Doral blow himself up in season 1? Because Cavil told him to? Why did that 6 emerge to try and discredit Baltar in season 1? Because Cavil told her to because, as we already knew, Baltar's Cylon detector was a threat? The only answers here are to the questions we already knew the answers to. What a waste! As someone already said here, the plan is simply kill the humans. Then when some survived, the new plan was kill the surviving humans. Genius. Hard to believe such a complex plan could fail. It's sad because during the first two seasons, the Cylons were incredibly menacing. Eventually, the writers knew they had to demystify them and they did, only their choices for the Cylons were never as interesting as the audience could imagine. And in this film, it gets worse because the once menacing Cylons are exposed to be nothing but failures who couldn't do anything right.

At least Razor was a self-contained film that expanded upon the world of the series and offered new and interesting insights into characters like Admiral Cain. This film on the other hand is pure crap.


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