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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential treat for fans of the series, 27 Feb 2010
This review is from: Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I purchased The Plan with some trepidation, having read some of the more negative reviews emphasising the re-run footage/fan exploitation aspect of the release. I was relieved to find that this couldn't be further from the truth.

Rest assured that the script, direction and acting in this production are every bit as high in quality as the mainstream series. The early destruction of the colonies scenes are jaw dropping. The re-run footage used is actually brief and minimal, and is only utilised to show how seamlessly the plot of this story marries with the mainstream series, and of course to set a time frame for the events of 'The Plan' in relation to the main story.

The Plan is an excellent stand alone product, adding a fascinating new dimension to the Battlestar story arc; it is not simply a montage of old footage made to exploit completists. Furthermore, Edward James Olmos (Adama) seems to have hit his stride as a director with this one, which doesn't suffer from the pace problems which marred a couple of the main series episodes he directed.

Battlestar newcomers should definitely start with the mini series, and then go straight to season 1; 'The Plan' is spoiler-tastic if you have yet to see season four and five. For exisiting fans of the series, who have seen the final season, 'The Plan' is an absolute treat, essential to your understanding of the story as a whole, and not to be missed.
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Initial post: 1 Mar 2010 11:45:39 GMT
MW says:
I want to believe!! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2010 01:31:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Mar 2010 01:32:43 GMT
Having now seen this film on sky box office i was impressed at how it fitted in to the main series story line so it is a must see

Posted on 3 May 2010 01:58:19 BDT
Dennis says:
Wait, I thought the there were just 4 four seasons (excluding the mini-series)?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2010 13:42:36 BDT
S. Harvey says:
The 4th was technically split into two small "seasons" I think. When added together 4 and "5" were really just 4

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2011 08:41:09 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jan 2011 08:41:56 GMT
Yes, The Plan is very well made, and quite entertaining, but is, simply, a prequel and adds nothing to the story-line.

Posted on 5 Sep 2011 00:11:06 BDT
You guys are clearly tin brained Cylons.
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