Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009) 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…
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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009)

Battlestar Galactica | Battlestar Galactica: The Plan: Michael Hogan and Edward James Olmos
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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan: Michael Hogan and Edward James Olmos
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Oct 27, 2009; DVD Release Date: Oct 27, 2009; Genres: Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Grace Park

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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Originally posted Oct 26, 2009 Published in issue #1074 Nov 06, 2009 Order article reprints