Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore on Cylons: 'There was no plan'

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Jun 15, 2017, 4:32 PM EDT (Updated)

The idea of the Cylons having a master plan was a key part of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, but it turns out it was total crap. The Cylons? They had no plans.

Producer Ronald D. Moore and several cast members reunited at the ATX Television Festival to talk about the show’s legacy, and Moore also fielded a few questions. One of the recurring queries revolved around the mysterious plan of the Cylons, which was a plot point largely left unresolved. Well, that’s because they just thought it sounded cool — and had planned to figure it out later. Instead, the show went in a few other (fantastic) directions, and they just let it go.

Here’s an excerpt from The Los Angeles Times’ breakdown of the panel:

Moore said this was, essentially, just something co-executive producer David Eick thought sounded cool, that audiences would love and that they could figure out later. They never did and, said Moore, “For the next 14 years of my life people have asked me ‘What was the plan?’” In short, “There was no… plan.”

Which, for fans who watched the show closely, this reveal probably isn’t all that much of a surprise. Because yeah, the Cylons’ agenda never did become clear. Despite all that, the series was still one of the best sci-fi shows ever conceived.

(Via The Los Angeles Times)