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When BSG ended and left many questions unanswered I, along with many fans, was left hopeful that BSG: The Plan would right all its wrongs. It didn’t.
BSG: The Plan revolves around Brother Cavil and his experiences prior to the attacks and months after. Most of the film is focused on recapping what has already happened by showing you short scenes from key episodes, and then following the scene through to reveal something that we hadn’t seen before. The film is filled with “oh!” moments, but those “oh!” moments were for questions of the smallest magnitude that no one ever bothered to ask about.
Case in point, Sharon Valeri in season one seems to be hypnotized from time to time and keeps doing very Cylon-esque things. In The Plan we find out how and why… but who cares?
Edward James Olmos was quoted saying that once you watch The Plan you’ll want to go back and watch the entire series again with a whole new perspective. This is not the case. The only perspective it provides is the same scenes over and over again from a different point of view. Doral blowing himself up, the farm Starbuck was held in, etc.
At one point they almost had something going though. I wish they would have gone through with it. They suggested that some of these “sleeper agents” could be heroes in disguise who truly want to be human, hence Sharon Valeri failing to kill Adama… was it on purpose? It was an interesting question that sadly went nowhere.
I guess the really disappointing thing is that Battlestar Galactica was absolutely awesome. The questions they raised, the conflicts they presented, and the way plots evolved was nothing less than gorgeous. But in the end the show closes with many questions left unanswered leaving us shouting for more. And this is what they give us? it hurts me to no end giving BSG a bad review, trust me, I’m a die hard fan. But the lack of creativity in this final chapter of this long story is sad. In the end they do tell us what “The Plan” was, but as I’ve read in other reviews it is very anti-climactic.
What did you think about it?
Tags: Battlestar Galactica