Upcoming Battlestar Galactica TV movie The Plan may just repeat plots that we've already seen, but they'll do it in a way that makes you want to revisit the series, according to writer Jane Espenson.
Talking to SciFi Wire about the second spin-off movie from the hit show - following last year's Razor - Espenson said,
The events of The Plan are the events that you've seen ... in the show, from the miniseries to almost the end of season two, [so] it's that chunk of time, but sort of seen with the Cylon perspective. So you're going to see a lot of stuff that was going on that you weren't aware of at the time: on Caprica, in the fleet... A lot of loose ends are tied up, a lot of questions are asked that you don't even know you have.
Questions are asked that we don't even know we have? Not answered? She continues to be coy about the movie's perspective with this weird tease:
If you had a copy now, you might feel that you could go ahead and watch it, because it's about stuff that already happened... But don't do it. Of course, you don't have a copy now, because there isn't even a cut yet. ... But it's very much designed to be watched after the run of the series, because it definitely relies on stuff you don't learn until much later.
So it doesn't spoil any of the upcoming final episodes to the series proper, but it's meant to be watched afterwards because it relies on things that we don't know...? I'm confused. Maybe you could come up with something that isn't so ambiguous to sell us on the movie, Jane?
[We] made a ton of [script] changes in the preproduction phase and ended up with a really tight script that we filmed sort of as they were demolishing the sets out from under us. And [we] ended up with something that I think is so much better than our highest hopes had been for what this movie could be. It really sort of caps off the show.
That's exactly what I was looking for! The Plan is expected to be broadcast in the second half of 2009.
Battlestar: The Plan Secrets Teased! [SciFi Wire]