I had the privelege of attending a wonderful Emmy showcase event for Battlestar Galactica on Thursday night in Hollywood, where producers Ronald D. Moore, David Eick and stars Mary McConnell and Edward James Olmos talked about this riveting series, but they talked about much more than that. Olmos, who starred as Admiral William Adama on Battlestar Galactica, also directed the upcoming TV movie, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, and he was certainly excited about the new TV movie.
"I gotta tell you, not to give anything away, it is exactly what you think it is," Olmos said. "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]."
"After you see The Plan, you will go back to see the series again," Olmos said. "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] is a genius. Because after you see The Plan, you'll want to go back and view the whole series again."
Olmos also praised the TV film's writer, Jane Espenson, along with the star of the movie, Dean Stockwell.
"All I can tell you is it's an extraordinary look at the Cylons, how they masterminded what they did," Olmos said. "I have to tell you right now, Dean Stockwell is a brilliant artist. He does a magnificent job of leading The Plan. The Plan is exactly that. It was how they planned to do what they did and what happened. It was monumental."
Olmos also talked about a much longer extended version of The Plan that will be available on DVD sometime after the initial TV airing.
"If you see it on DVD, it will be a big difference than what you see on TV," Olmos stated. "For instance, The Plan is two hours and six minutes long, the way they have it on the DVD. When you see it air, it's going to be 88 minutes."
Stay tuned right here as we'll surely bring you any and all news on Battlestar Galactica: The Plan as soon as we have more information. The movie is set to air on the Sci Fi Network in September, with a DVD release to follow thereafter.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is set to debut in November and stars
Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos, Grace Park, Callum Keith Rennie, Dean Stockwell, Kate Vernon, Michael Trucco, Rekha Sharma, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Alex Ferris, Maya Washingto, Alisen Down, Matthew Bennett and Colin Corrigan.