October 8, 2009

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Bryan Singer may be ready to reboot Battlestar Galactica (again) on the big screen, but the critically acclaimed Syfy series isn’t quite over. The show ended last Spring, but one last 90 minute special, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray October 27. Admiral Adama himself, Edward James Olmos directed the special, with Jane Espenson as a writer and executive producer. What it’s about and the DVD cover art after the jump.

Battlestar Galactica The Plan DVD.jpgAs an epic fan of the series, I couldn’t be more excited about The Plan. The special is set to cover many of the major events of the series from the Cylons’ point of view. All the series regulars are back onboard. The DVD/Blu-ray version will have several deleted scenes not in the TV version. Hopefully we’ll get a few answers. The Plan was filmed as production was ending on the fourth season of the series.

Below are some details on the DVD/Blu-ray release, priced respectively at $26.99 and $39.99.

— A day-in-the-life with director and actor Edward James Olmos.

— Interviews with the actors who play the films key Cylons, including Dean Stockwell, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Trucco, Rick Worthy and Michael Bennett.

— This featurette takes viewers behind the scenes for the planning and execution of one of Battlestar Galactica: The Plans major action sequences.

— An in-depth look at some stunning visual effects and the role post-production plays in bringing the world of Battlestar Galactica to life.

— Deleted scenes

And here’s the official synopsis:

Battlestar Galatica: The Plan.. The Cylons began as humanity’s robot servants. They rebelled and evolved and now they look like us. Their plan is simple: destroy the race that enslaved them. But when their devastating attack leaves human survivors, the Cylons have to improvise. Battlestar Galatica: The Plan tells the story of two powerful Cylon leaders, working separately, and their determination to finish the task.

An inspired, visually stunning reimagining of the 1978 series of the same name, Battlestar Galactica captured the imaginations of a new generation of fans with its gritty realism, compelling storylines and commanding performances. The show garnered numerous awards, including two Emmys and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and was recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding television programs of the year for two years running. In March 2009, Battlestar Galacticas impassioned explorations of todays hot-button issues, including politics, terrorism, treatment of prisoners and religion, even inspired the United Nations to host a special panel to discuss the questions it has raised. The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

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