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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.

Director:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Battlestar Galactica Movie See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character Giana O'Neill (Simon's wife) was portrayed by actress Lymari Nadal. In the 2003 miniseries that re-introduced "Battlestar Galactica", Nadal played a character with the same first name who was escorted off of Caprica by Boomer. She had drawn the number 127 in the lottery that Helo and Boomer setup for passengers. See more »

Quotes

Brother Cavil: [Sam and Kara begin loudly having sex in the next room] What are they doing?
Simon: You need a doctor to tell you that?
Brother Cavil: Oh, for god's sake. Why?
Simon: Why? He loves her.
Brother Cavil: He loves her?
Simon: [grins] Vigorously.
Brother Cavil: [scoffs] She's beneath him.
Simon: [grins even more] Not necessarily.
Brother Cavil: Would you quit making jokes, for frak's sake?
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Loved it, thanks Eddie!!
11 February 2010 | by Jay_Kay_71See all my reviews

Loved it, however it is one for the real fans.

The CGI, was pretty cool and stayed true to the original concept, The initial nuclear holocaust is done particularly well and portrays the scale much better than in the series.

Galactica's strength right throughout the run (IMO), came from the character arcs, the writing and of course the portrayal by the actors. This is where The Plan wins my vote, it fully realises and better portrays the true nature and motivations of the Cylon model characters. Dean Stockwell as Cavil is brilliant. I was a bit disappointed with his character in the series, I thought he was more sarcastic than actually evil, the story certainly needed a true villain, however in The Plan he doesn't disappoint.

Sure there's a lot of re-cycled scenes but who cares, if you're getting a new dimension to the story it's all good.

Big thanks to Eddie Olmos & Jane Espenson for giving us this additional dimension.

Also I love the way, in the directors commentary, that Eddie makes a real effort to try and thank every last film crew member, you can tell that he is a really nice, genuine guy and cares passionately about the Galactica brand.

Bravo.


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