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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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Edward James Olmos

Writer:

Jane Espenson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward James Olmos ... Commander William Adama
Dean Stockwell ... Brother Cavil
Michael Trucco ... Samuel Anders
Grace Park ... Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii
Michael Hogan ... Colonel Saul Tigh
Aaron Douglas ... Chief Galen Tyrol
Callum Keith Rennie ... Leoben Conoy
Kate Vernon ... Ellen Tigh
Rick Worthy ... Simon
Lymari Nadal ... Giana O'Neill
Matthew Bennett ... Aaron Doral
Rekha Sharma ... Tory Foster
Tricia Helfer ... Number Six / Shelly Godfrey
Alisen Down ... Jean Barolay
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Hybrid
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Edward James Olmos and Dean Stockwell first acted together in the 1985 Miami Vice episode "Bushido". See more »

Quotes

Ellen Tigh: [gasping] This has happened before. Oh gods, am I gonna die?
Brother Cavil: No, your suffering isn't over yet. Not when you've got so much left to learn.
Ellen Tigh: What?
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References Battlestar Galactica: Six Degrees of Separation (2004) See more »

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Insulting to Fans and a Poor Piece of Work in General
27 December 2009 | by killblueSee all my reviews

I had mixed feelings about the concept of The Plan before I saw it: Olmos spoke a lot about The Plan at a panel at '09 Wizard World Convention in Philadelphia. He was very excited about the project and led us to believe that we would be presented an intimate look at an extended Cylon plot that ran concurrently with the series as a whole.

He did not deliver.

First, the movie is at least 40% Archive Footage (taken from Season 1 and Season 2). The scenes are woven in as helpful "reminders". These "reminders" help connect events from the show to their extended explanations in "The Plan". Truthfully, the archive footage is abrupt and unnecessary. Fans would easily be able to connect "The Plan"'s events.

The story of this movie lacks the provocative and thought-inspiring nature that BSG is so respected for. The writing is poor and the events play out in rather unspectacular way.

The only thing that saves this movie is the strong performances by Dean Cain, Tricia Helfer, and Callum Keith Rennie. Though the writing is not up to normal standards, these actors' mastery over their characters is readily apparent in this flimsy companion piece.

Overall, watch "The Plan", it's not very long and has a few interesting moments (spread far out in the film). More importantly, if you're interested in Brother Cavil, this is a great way to get some perspective on the bitter Cylon "leader." You need to disconnect your brain a little bit at some points (like seeing 7 Cylons hiding in plain sight on Galactica), and if you can, you can enjoy the bits of BSG-goodness hidden in the film.


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