Battlestar Galactica may have ended a few months ago, but the BSG Universe according to Ronald D. Moore is far from gone. Only two weeks after the series finale, Syfy released the pilot for Caprica on DVD, the new prequel series that starts next year on the channel, and the two-hour tele-movie, The Plan, has now been given a DVD release date. Syfy has still not released the network broadcast date, but if you can’t wait to see it on Syfy, you can pre-order your DVD today on Amazon.com, or pick it up in your local DVD store on October 27, 2009.
The Plan is unique in the fact that it will show us, for the first time, the events in the series from the point of view of the Cylons. To be specific, we’ll see the Cylon plan to destroy the race that enslaved them from the eyes of two powerful Cylon leaders, working separately, to destroy the final remnants of the human race.
The Plan will bring back much of the award winning cast including Edward James Olmos, Dean Stockwell, Tricia Hefler, Grace Park and Callum Keith Rennie. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan was written by Jane Espensen and directed by Edward James Olmos. Ronald D. Moore and David Eick Executive Produced.
The DVD will include additional footage and extras that won’t be seen when The Plan finally airs on Syfy channel.
“Edward James Olmos was our director on the movie and he did an amazing job. He also shot some great footage that we are not able to show on TV, so I’m thrilled that viewers can experience it uncut as our director envisioned it,” said writer and executive producer Jane Espenson.
The DVD will include the 90-minute, uncensored tele-movie with extras that will take viewers to the set of the most unexpected twist ever in the Battlestar Galactica Universe. Other interactive features exclusive to the Blu-ray Hi-Def version includes a new Battlestar Galactica trivia game, a My Scenes feature, where you can bookmark your favorite scenes from the movie, and a BD-Live feature that gives access to the internet-connected player to download more exclusive content, the latest trailers and more.
Other features on the Blu-Ray and the standard definition DVD are deleted scenes; interviews wit hthe Cylons from The Plan; Cylon Attack, a featurette that takes viewers behind the scenes of one of the tele-movies biggest action scenes; a filmmaker commentary and several other behind the scenes featurettes.