We've been waiting for it. We've marked our calendars and counted the months for the Battlestar Galactica tele-movie, The Plan. Sometime in June SyFy president Dave Howe mentioned it would air in November. However, now the network says The Plan will not air in 2009.
This should come as no surprise.
Why? As BSG fans, we know what it means to wait. After the mini-series aired, we waited for almost a year before the series started. At the mid-point of the second season we had to wait almost 4 months before it resumed. We waited seven months between Seasons 2 and 3. A year passed between Seasons 3 and 4, with our appetites appeased by the tele-movie Razor. There was even a hiatus at the mid-point of Season 4 that lasted seven months.
The prequel series pilot of Caprica has yet to air. Caprica is set to debut on January 22, 2010, yet the DVD was released in April 2009. This marketing venture has become a trend since The Plan DVD is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2009. It makes you wonder if the network is not following the credo of the show. All of this has happened before. All of this will happen again.
Gods Damn it, SyFy programming bastards. Ok, now I feel better. 🙂 At least we’ll be able to see it in October on DVD and frak it then too!
There is a reason I have no problem watching BSG online…
Since I would purchase the DVD anyway, I’m okay with this, up to a point. That point being that we won’t have a discussion here at GWC until it’s broadcast, and I hate waiting for that. I have no idea why the most loyal fans get screwed over and over. Does this happen to Stargate fans too?