Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan





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Edward James Olmos directs this feature-length drama that tells the story of the Peabody-winning series -- from the perspective of the Cylons. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan finds man's creations plotting to destroy their makers, but when their genocidal scheme leaves survivors. Now, two Cylons must try to eliminate the remnants of humanity, while Adama (Olmos) and his fleet struggle to survive. From the nuclear devastation that began the miniseries to Sharon's (Grace Park) attempt to kill her … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jane Espenson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 27, 2009
David Eick Productions



as Number Six

as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' ...

as Commander William Ad...

as Leoben Conoy

as Brother Cavil

as Colonel Saul Tigh

as Samuel Anders

as Ellen Tigh

as Tory Foster

as Chief Galen Tyrol

as Jean Barolay

as Aaron Doral

as Simon
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Critic Reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

All Critics (3)

I found the movie to be a piece of brilliant writing because it managed to retrofit a neat little story arc into an existing series.

Full Review… | June 27, 2011
7M Pictures

... neither sequel nor prequel to show but an imaginative bookend, a retelling of the saga in digest form from the Cylon perspective.

Full Review… | December 5, 2009

A labor of it's appropriate that the film should also be about love, the spanner in the works that allows humanity to triumph over machinery. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | November 2, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Plan


Even if showing more of the cylon attack on the 12 colonies, this fragmented and unnecessary BSG movie not only doesn't add anything new or relevant to the completed series but also relies on many flashbacks of scenes that were already shown before.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Underwhelming, but mostly meh

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

If The Plan is the last of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica that we'll ever see, does it complete the series in a bang, or a whimper?

I'd say somewhere between the two. Where Razor was a fun side-story that added some welcome, but unessential details to the Battlestar Galactica cannon, The Plan is really nothing more than a retelling of the majority of the story, from the Cylon's point of view. Specifically, the points of view of two Cavil's and two Simon's.

We get a few answers during the movie that explain some minor, niggling questions, and those were pretty cool. But everything else is either just a review of events that were driven by the Cavil's, outside of our knowledge, a few scenes that more fully integrate the Final Five into the earlier parts of the series, or a look at the experiences that the two Simon's had with the humans that they were close to.

One's and Four's are among my least favorite Cylon models, so I can't say that I was exactly thrilled that they were the focus of the majority of the story. But I did feel like I knew more about the Cylons and the mythology of the series after I watched it, so it was worthwhile for me. I'm not going to complain about any new BSG, and getting to see some of my favorite characters one last time was worth the price of admission, by itself.

Just look at it as a long recap episode with some never before seen footage, and you won't be disappointed. Razor was better, but The Plan serves its purpose somewhat well, and its a bittersweet final entry for anyone who's a fan of one of the best TV shows in years.

Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

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