SyFy Pushes Back ‘The Plan’?



From AirlockAlpha


First it was November, and then it was this fall.

Now “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” won’t air in 2009 at all according to the Syfy channel and Chicago Tribune columnist Maureen Ryan.

The much anticipated movie, which is a new take on the pivotal events of “Battlestar Galactica,” will tell the story of the attack on the Twelve Colonies from the point of view of the Cylons.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the release and with much reason. The show ended in April, which left a lot of fans wanting more after only four seasons. Edward James Olmos, the director and legendary Adm. William Adama in the series that ran from 2003 to 2009, has said on numerous occasions that when “Battlestar” fans see “The Plan,” “They’re all going to have to go back and watch the entire series again.”

The DVD will still be released Oct. 27, and there’s no word from Syfy that this street date will change.

Some fans can’t help but wonder if this is just a ploy to raise sales of the DVD. By bumping back the premiere on television, it will most likely boost sales. The brains at Syfy surely know that fans don’t want to have to wait.

Much like the telemovie “Caprica,” the DVD will be released before it’s aired on the actual channel. With the premiere of the new “Caprica” series on Jan. 22, fans can’t ignore the thought that there may be more surprises to come from the powers that be, but only time will tell.

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