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The Plan -- Battlestar Galactica: The Plan..  The Cylons began as humanity's robot servants. They rebelled and evolved and now they look like us. Their plan is simple: destroy the race that enslaved them.

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Release Date:
27 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A collection of deleted scenes that barely manages to convey the synopsis you would read on the back of the DVD box set. See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Edward James Olmos ... Commander William Adama

Dean Stockwell ... Brother Cavil (also archive footage)

Michael Trucco ... Samuel Anders (also archive footage)

Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii (also archive footage)

Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh (also archive footage)

Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol (also archive footage)

Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy (also archive footage)

Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh (also archive footage)

Rick Worthy ... Simon (also archive footage)

Lymari Nadal ... Giana O'Neill

Matthew Bennett ... Aaron Doral (also archive footage)

Rekha Sharma ... Tory Foster

Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Shelly Godfrey (also archive footage)

Alisen Down ... Jean Barolay

Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Hybrid
Alonso Oyarzun ... Specialist Socinus

Colin Corrigan ... Nowart

Diego Diablo Del Mar ... Hillard
Bruce Dawson ... Coach
Lawrence Haegert ... Wheeler

Maya Washington ... Sue Shaun

Luvia Petersen ... Kai

Richard Yearwood ... Marine

Alex Ferris ... Boy
Gina Vultaggio ... Jemmy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tommy Europe ... Rally

Leah Cairns ... Lt. Margaret 'Racetrack' Edmondson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nicki Clyne ... Cally Henderson (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alessandro Juliani ... Felix Gaeta (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lucy Lawless ... D'Anna Biers (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kandyse McClure ... Anastasia Dualla (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tahmoh Penikett ... Karl Agathon (archive footage) (uncredited)

Katee Sackhoff ... Kara Thrace (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward James Olmos 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jane Espenson (written by)

Produced by
Maril Davis .... associate producer
David Eick .... executive producer
Jane Espenson .... executive producer
Harvey Frand .... producer
Ron French .... producer (as Ron E. French)
Glen A. Larson .... consulting producer
Paul M. Leonard .... co-producer
Sian McArthur .... co-producer
Ronald D. Moore .... executive producer
Andrew Seklir .... associate producer
Gregg Tilson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen McNutt 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Lim 
Andrew Seklir 
 
Production Design by
Richard Hudolin 
 
Costume Design by
Glenne Campbell 
 
Makeup Department
Vincenza Celentano-Smith .... assistant makeup artist (as Vincenza Celentano)
Vincenza Celentano-Smith .... assistant makeup artist
Ankaraj Eden .... key makeup artist
Patricia Murray .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Brooke Murphy .... post-production supervisor
Wayne Rose .... production manager
Todd Sharp .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marian Koprada .... third assistant director
Wayne Rose .... second unit director
Jody Ryan .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Lisle Fehlauer .... set dresser
Colin Meacham .... on-set dresser
Mark Prior .... lead dresser
Brendan Taylor .... set dresser
Maurice Woodworth .... on-set dresser: second unit
Maurice Woodworth .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Rick Bal .... sound mixer
Daniel Colman .... sound designer
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Hewett .... boom operator
Sam C. Lewis .... supervising foley editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist
Naan Spiess .... second boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Chamberlayne .... special effects coordinator
Michael Radil .... special effects assistant
William D. Ryan .... first assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Greg Behrens .... visual effects coordinator
Manuel Choi .... render coordinator
Michael Davidson .... visual effects artist
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist
Gary Hutzel .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology
Randy Little .... visual effects artist
James Allan May .... visual effects artist
Heather McAuliff .... digital compositor
Ryan Schroer .... compositor
David Takemura .... visual effects coordinator
Farrah L. Welch .... render assistant
Kelly Whitfield .... visual effects production assistant
 
Stunts
Dustin Brooks .... fire performer
Colin Decker .... fire stunt assistant
Mike Mitchell .... stunt coordinator
Dan Redford .... stunt double
Chad Sayn .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Akehurst .... lightboard operator
Jonathan Chapman .... rigging lamp operator
Darius de Andrade .... camera trainee
Curt Griebel .... key grip
Andrew Mackie .... key rigging grip
Ryan McMaster .... camera operator: "a" camera
Ryan McMaster .... director of photography: second unit
Mike Sankey .... digital imaging technician
Richard F. Spencer .... director of photography: behind the scenes
Tim Spencer .... camera operator "a" camera (2009)
Jeff Trebenski .... gaffer
Christopher Davis .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Leduc .... costume supervisor
Katherine Wigzell .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Gilna .... assistant editor
Eric Lea .... visual effects editor
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Bettina Zachariah .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Avila .... musician: bass
Michael Baber .... music editor
Steve Bartek .... musician: guitars
Chris Bleth .... musician: ethnic woodwinds
Paul Cartwright .... musician: violin
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion
Ira Ingber .... musician: guitars
Steve Kaplan .... scoring engineer
Brandon Roberts .... composer: additional music
Aaron Roethe .... composer: additional music
Aaron Roethe .... scoring coordinator
Laurence Schwarz .... assistant engineer
Jordan Seigel .... orchestrator
John W. Snyder .... scoring assistant
Martin St. Pierre .... musician: erhu
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Brian Whitlock .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Laurie Boyle .... production accountant
Jess Campbell .... key production assistant
Kevin R. Grazier .... science advisor
Brynn Kinnee .... background coordinator
Glen A. Larson .... original creator
Laura Livingstone .... assistant production coordinator
Grant Lutz .... production assistant
Bonita Mackay-Larson .... payroll clerk
Carol Marks-George .... unit publicist
Julian Marles .... location production assistant
Ben McGinnis .... assistant to writer
Ronald D. Moore .... developer
David Reed .... script coordinator
Jessica Sawaf .... office production assistant
Kent Sponagle .... location manager
Nicole Stojkovich .... second assistant coordinator
 
Thanks
Harvey Frand .... in loving memory
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
112 min | 90 min (TV version)
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1.78 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Brother Cavil:But first we're going to die in a vacuum.
Brother Cavil:There's a 170 ft launch tube in front of us, we might die of our injuries before we get to the vacuum.
Brother Cavil:I don't like you.
Brother Cavil:I understand that.
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73 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
A collection of deleted scenes that barely manages to convey the synopsis you would read on the back of the DVD box set., 19 October 2009
Author: Lavar Burton from Reading Rainbow

Never seen Battlestar Galactica before? Well, if you start here, you probably won't pursue it any further. And for fans of the series, like myself, I'm not even sure this is aimed at us? As another reviewer accurately pointed out - this is truly "scraping the bottom".

TP's brief synopsis is the retelling of the Cylon attack on Caprica, and the immediate panic & events that ensue, as the human race frantically tries to salvage what it can and split to avoid complete annihilation. However, the first few seasons of the 2004 incarnation convey that simple sentence brilliantly, whereas this grab-bag makes it look like a show you're better off skipping.

Personally, I didn't watch "Caprica", the studio's previous effort at post-capitalizing off the franchise. Namely since, although it may have been good, the prelude just didn't really interest me. But good or not, it was certainly better than this prison chow.

In my opinion, the BG reincarnation has been very much of a Matrix-like experience. The first several seasons rocked. Edward James Olmos was the frakking commander of the gods-damn Battlestar Galactica warship that barely slipped away from the Cylon nuclear-mega-attack, and him, along w/his ace fighter pilots Starbuck & Apollo were going to save the frakking human-race and find some place called earth! Sign me the frak up! Then, much like "The Animatrix", the film "Razor" shows up, and tells a side-story with it all. Secret government missions, a psychotic admiral, torture, some awesome revelations, and just an all around excellent stand-alone story.

And then... the later seasons. Um, well, like Matrix: Reloaded, they weren't exactly "bad", and of course plenty of fans out there were still totally on board...

And then the conclusion. Like good old "Revolutions", it was a struggle for me folks. It was as though all the stuff I cared about was over, and the focus was on - well, I'm not sure, getting to the end?

Which brings us full-circle to The Plan. Although this is based entirely on opinion (hell, it is a review), this is my take: One day I went to the studio and said, "Hi, you know - I really thought that the first several seasons of Battlestar Galactic were so freaking awesome, but after that, I just felt that the series plummeted into oblivion. Is there anything you can do with the beginning seasons to make the feel more consistent throughout?"

They told me they had a plan.

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