Monday, November 16, 2009

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

Got a chance to visit (of what I imagine to be the last time) the Battlestar Galactica universe this weekend with a viewing of the new film "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan"

Viewers who have not finished the original series should not watch this movie until they have. While all events in this film take place very early in the series, it reveals all of the Cylon Models and takes away that suprise if you haven't experienced them yet. Also, with out background of much of the Cylon reasoning for their actions, most of the film will be lost.

What we were given was a wonderful Appendix to the Galactica story and one that focuses primarily on the Cylons and their actions. We see more of the attack on the colonies. More of survivors on Caprica and many questions that were left somewhat unanswered are dealt with in acceptable manners. Edward James Olmos (Commander Adama) went behind the camera again and directed a tight piece that at times felt disjointed but at the end it all came together perfectly.

Some fans might consider this appendix to be a retconn or just made up to fill holes that the story was too weak to earlier explain. To them I say hogwash, you guys are just bitter that the ending of Galactica wasn't what you wanted it to be. Me, I felt it was perfect.

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