Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
is a video starring
Edward James Olmos, Dean Stockwell, and Michael Trucco.
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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Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
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
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 Second World 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. See more »
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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