What is it?
The 2009 television movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan that was set in the reimagined version of the fictional Battlestar Galactica universe; and it consists of newly filmed material as well as a compilation of footage from the 2004 TV series and miniseries.
What is it about?
This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this TV movie:
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 commander, all the show’s biggest moments are seen from the enemy’s point of view.
The film also stars Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan, Dean Stockwell, Michael Trucco, and Aaron Douglas.
A couple of years ago I watched this television film after I checked it out from The BP Library where I work after I noticed it while shelving some DVDs.
Years ago when I saw the newer Battlestar Galactica television series and miniseries I really liked them so I expected to like this film, but I did not like this film.
To me this film seemed to be pretty pointless, it had some terrible transitions between scenes sometimes with an out-of-place goofy slow motion and fade to black transition, and it was mostly rehashed scenes that jumped around without enough context with some new scenes thrown in here and there.
So many of the rehashed scenes lost their impact, and in my opinion the film did not really do a good job explaining what The Plan was exactly or really focusing on it.
It was like watching the film Citizen Kane without getting an answer to what or who Rosebud was, and the ending tribute was poorly timed and out-of-place at the moment that it was shown in my opinion.
It would have been better if this film had been an abridged version of the entire series shortened to film length or if it had been its own film without all the rehashed content that was thrown around all over the place.