Thursday, February 4, 2010

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan


I think, along with the series finale "Daybreak" and the battle scenes from "Exodus Part 2," this may be my favorite installment of the new Battlestar Galactica.

I get that the original BSG mini-series was going with the perspective of what it would be like to really be there, to not know what was going on and yet still have to make life-or-death decisions accordingly. But man, this version just made so much more sense. It really tied everything together and made it sing.

I think there's so much more to be gained storywise from being able to see both perspectives. To see into the head or who you're fighting. I think the first 7 or so episodes of Southern Cross suffer from the same thing-- once you start seeing things from the perspective of the Robotech Masters, it starts getting interesting. "The Plan" works in the same way-- seeing why the Cylons are doing what they're doing, seeing them do it, and seeing how it affects them and the changes it brings to their culture really helps the whole show make a lot more sense.

This is a great note for Galactica to go out on.

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