Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Dalton Ross
October 26, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Current Status
In Season
Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
Jane Espenson
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama

We gave it a B-

The plan for The Plan — a new direct-to-DVD BSG movie — is sound: show the human?Cylon war through the eyes of the machines. The saga kicks off promisingly as we see extensive footage of the evil robots carrying out their destruction of Caprica. But much like the Cylons’ plans for total human eradication, this Plan also eventually goes awry. Instead of sticking with the Caprica cataclysm, the movie tries to cram in two seasons’ worth of BSG story into just two hours. While fans may enjoy seeing backstory on pivotal events like Boomer’s (Grace Park) assassination attempt on Adama (Edward James Olmos, who also directs), the whole thing ends up feeling more like a thrown together collection of deleted scenes and alternate takes — making the inclusion of actual deleted scenes in the EXTRAS a bit superfluous. B?

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