Cylon Plan Will Make You Gasp, Buy DVDs

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We already know that Battlestar Galactica: The Plan will retell the story of the cylon attacks on humanity from a distinctly nonhuman viewpoint, but according to director Edward James Olmos, it's monumental despite being what you'd expect.

Talking to an audience during an appearance at last week's The Envelope event held by the LA Times, Olmos explained what to expect from the TV movie

I gotta tell you, not to give anything away, it is exactly what you think it is. You see the complete opposite of the first 281 days of what we went through ... seen through the eyes of the Cylons, and it is breathtaking. It's fantastic. It's not fun, but I will say that you will sit there [gasping]... The Plan is exactly that. It was how they planned to do what they did and what happened. It was monumental. All I can tell you is it's an extraordinary look at the Cylons, how they masterminded what they did.


Explaining a little too much, perhaps - Do we really need the minutiae of what happened when, after all? - but Olmos promises that it'll make you go back and watch the DVDs of the series:

"I couldn't have imagined this kind of a situation happening at the end of a show, where you would actually start at the beginning. That's a masterful piece of understanding, Ron [Moore]. Genius. Because after you see The Plan, you'll want to go back and view the whole series again.

Of course, you might want to wait until you've seen The Plan on DVD - it's going to feature more than thirty minutes of additional footage that won't be shown on SyFy when the movie debuts in September.

Battlestar's Olmos reveals why The Plan will leave you gasping [SciFi Wire]