Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009 Video)
The film is a spin-off of the miniseries.
Director Edward James Olmos stated in the DVD commentary that he made several homages to The Boy with Green Hair (1948), which starred a then twelve year old Dean Stockwell. Stockwell portrayed Peter Fry, a war orphan whose hair inexplicably turned green when he discovered that his parents had been killed during the War. One example was when Cavil asked the boy John "Are you a war orphan?" This question was asked of Peter Fry several times in The Boy with Green Hair (1948). Olmos also used a still shot picture of Peter Fry from the movie when casting for the character of John the Boy, because he wanted the actor to bear a strong resemblance to how Stockwell looked in his adolescence. Alex Ferris resemblance to Stockwell's picture helped get him cast. At one point, Olmos wanted John the Boy's hair color to be green like Peter Fry's character, but was ultimately overruled by the producers.
revisits the attack on the Colonies from the Cylons' perspective
Cavil explains the situation to Ellen while she's recovering from her post-attack injuries
dramatizes how Boomer unconsciously destroyed the Galactica's water tanks
dramatizes how Doral got the explosives vest he detonated
dramatizes why Shelley Godfrey accused Baltar of treason in the first place
dramatizes how Leoben got captured in the first place
dramatizes why Boomer shot Adama
dramatizes why Anders and his guerrillas opened fire on Starbuck and Helo
dramatizes why Starbuck and Sue-Shawn were captured alive by Simon
entire movie occurs as flashback while the two Cavils are being escorted to a Viper launch tube for execution