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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)

The Plan (original title)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Commander William Adama
... Brother Cavil
... Samuel Anders
... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
... Colonel Saul Tigh
... Chief Galen Tyrol
... Leoben Conoy
... Ellen Tigh
... Simon
... Giana O'Neill
... Aaron Doral
... Tory Foster
... Number Six / Shelly Godfrey
... Jean Barolay
... Hybrid
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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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The planet behind the Universal Studios logo in the beginning of the film is not Earth but instead the planet Caprica. See more »

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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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What a complete and utter cock-up
20 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

Don't come looking for any kinds of answers here. The plan is nothing more than some cut scenes and clumsy looking additions that never really make for a really coherent whole. One possible general reason the movie falls down is that it tries to tell both stories (human & cylon) and really expects no previous knowledge of the series from the viewer. Even the effects feel weaker than in the series - perhaps as there are more of them.

If you want to add a bit of depth to the BSG world, watch the pilot of Caprica. That was much cooler and at least teased with the possibility of shedding some light onto the one-true-god nonsense of the Cylons. If you haven't seen the series, don't start here. You'll only think it's all rubbish. Watching the miniseries gives a fine (albeit a bit over long) start to the series, while the series is at its best from the second half of 1st season to the end of second season. Go there to see some fun and surprising scifi/drama.

Maybe a rating of 1 is excessive. But that's relative to the idea of the show and to the execution of the first couple of seasons that truly shined.

*EDIT* Original rating: 1 Corrected rating: 3 -- i did this simply to give the movie some credit, 'cause the performances are what they were in the series... and as I am huge BSG fan. My issues are with the promise and delivery (i.e. lack-of) the movie. *EDIT*


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