Newswire: Battlestar writers finally admit that the Cylons never had “a plan”
Every episode of Syfy’s reimagined Battlestar Galactica began with a promise to the viewers, in the form of an opening text crawl: The Cylons were created by man. There were many copies. And they had a plan.
It’s that last assertion that’s been a frequent and ongoing sticking point for fans of the series, who’ve tried—now armed with years of hindsight—to work out what that actual “plan” might be. It’s a tricky business, especially since watching the show itself suggests that the robots’ grand strategy was little more than “blow up the humans, then chase them, then fall in love with them, and then have a bunch of weird, possibly mental sci-fi orgies.”
Now, series creator Ronald D. Moore has finally ‘fessed up, admitting that there never was a plan; it was just a phrase he and co-producer David Eick thought sounded cool …