Mark Watches ‘Battlestar Galactica’: The Plan liveblog

Ah, the final post for Battlestar Galactica is upon us. Let us all watch The Plan, and then let us all weep, as then there shall be just one last review of Battlestar Galactica. Get your popcorn and potato babies ready for a final liveblog extravanganza!


So, let’s go out with a bang! (Well, at least until I start Caprica, that is.) This liveblog will start at 10am PST on Saturday, December 3rd. Please check a world clock to determine what time that is for you! At exactly 10am, start your copy of The Plan and use the comments below as your ~wonderful canvas~ that is the art of liveblogging.

Please keep in mind that myself and others are watching The Plan for the very first time, so do your best not to spoil upcoming moments! Then afterwards we can all hug and cry together. I’ll post my review of The Plan on Monday, along with any final, lingering thoughts I have about the series. Until then, happy watching!

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231 Responses to Mark Watches ‘Battlestar Galactica’: The Plan liveblog

  1. VoldieBeth says:

    Ohhh so excited for another live blog!! And I've only recently seen The Plan, so I will be able to pick up on little things that I missed out the first time!! Can't wait!

  2. Megg says:

    I will miss you reviewing BSG. It was almost like experiencing it for the first time all over again. 🙁

    Let us live through you Mark!

    • hamnoo says:

      I adore BSG but I CANNOT WAIT FOR BUFFY because that has always been my favorite show … ever. So it's a crying and an eagerly laughing eye.

  3. NB2000 says:

    Half an hour!


  4. NB2000 says:

    Fifteen minutes!

    Yes I will keep doing this even though nobody else has commented yet

  5. VoldieBeth says:

    Boooo! I have to go to work in a half hour, but I will stick around for as long as possible! LOVE BSG! 😀

  6. rabbitape says:

    Can I liveblog, do laundry, and cook lunch all the same time? Probably not, but I'm about to try!

  7. xpanasonicyouthx says:


  8. NB2000 says:

    Google clocks say it's time. STARTING!

  9. NB2000 says:

    Awwww Caprica in the Universal logo

  10. NB2000 says:


    The original opening text is a nice touch.

  11. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    The cylons are are saying the whole 'they have a plan' thing. Awesome.

  12. NB2000 says:

    Dean Stockwell continues to be amazing at acting against himself

  13. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Cavils snarking at each other. I love it.

  14. ChronicReader91 says:

    And they have a plan….

  15. NB2000 says:

    Final Five in goo baths!

    Oh god Cavil referring to Ellen as "Mom" just fills me with more squick

  16. NB2000 says:

    lol "Sticky hugs"

  17. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG Final Five in resurrection tubs. Kinda freaking me out.

  18. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Balta! I've missed you so much, and it's only been three days.

  19. ChronicReader91 says:

    I didn't know EJO directed! Awesome!

    • VoldieBeth says:

      Oh yes! Watch the extra stuff, it's so awesome seeing EJO with a directors hat and getting the best from all of the crew!

  20. NB2000 says:

    Awww retro footage of Baltar and Six. I miss this hair on Gaius.

  21. NB2000 says:

    This low angle is so awkward but I guess they had to match up the footage somehow.

    Wooo Picon!

  22. NB2000 says:

    And so EJO's testing the limits of "Unrated DVD" begin. Topless bartenders"

  23. NB2000 says:

    Oh gods the flirting, so awkward but Ellen doesn't know.

  24. ChronicReader91 says:

    Ugh Cavil you're so icky. Stop flirting with Ellen.

  25. BSGfan1 says:

    I'm late! I'm late! for a very important date

  26. NB2000 says:

    ANDERS! BAROLAY! Hey guys!

  27. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Anders playing pyramid – so pretty. His arms…

  28. NB2000 says:

    "Everyone hang on to the lifebar please" I don't know why I like that line so much

  29. NB2000 says:

    SO MANY BASESTARS! Oh gods the sliding around so the prong..arm…things line up

  30. NB2000 says:

    I love the music over this sequence so much.

  31. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Is it my imagination, or did the basestars rotate?

  32. NB2000 says:

    "I haven't learned any godsdamned lessons!" Well done Ellen.

  33. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    'We've got inbounds and they're not carrying flowers.' Understatement much?

  34. NB2000 says:

    Oh god the ships losing power.

    Oh hey cut in shot of Lucy Lawless!

  35. NB2000 says:

    "Shoot 'til I can't coach" shades of Kara's "Fight 'em until we can't" from Lay Down Your Burdens

  36. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Well, Ellen…you're not wrong.

  37. NB2000 says:


  38. NB2000 says:

    Love that we get shots of the other colonies besides Caprica

  39. ChronicReader91 says:

    Holy shit the nukes. That was 20 times scarier than in the miniseries.

  40. NB2000 says:

    The contrast shots of the intact cities and then the burned versions, just, I have chills.

  41. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    I get the feeling that all of the Colonies are burning. But I could be wrong.

  42. NB2000 says:


    Awww miniseries footage in general. Everyone looks so much younger

  43. ChronicReader91 says:


  44. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Gaeta! You look so young.

  45. NB2000 says:

    You cut to not-yet-Colonial One and somehow manage to NOT show Laura? Well done.

    Tory were you seriously driving in high heels? NO! *is the only one that cares*

  46. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG Tory

  47. NB2000 says:

    Ugh injured Ellen. The flashes of them on Earth!

  48. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    It would appear the Final Five are tougher than Cavil anticipated. Even Ellen survived the initial explosion.

  49. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG Ellen

  50. BSGfan1 says:

    Oh Gaius….Gaius….what are you doing!!!??

  51. NB2000 says:

    Awww Ellen asking for Tigh

  52. BSGfan1 says:

    Because it can't be said enough. Cavil is a dick.

  53. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Mark, are you here? It's been 23 minutes and nary a comment.

  54. NB2000 says:

    Another Six with different hair.


  55. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    The Memorial Wall. It's so full already.

  56. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    'Do you know about the plan?' Do YOU know, Cavil?

  57. BSGfan1 says:

    Or a "Holy Shit"! But I think the nukeage may have been too much 🙁

  58. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Brunette Six is kind of awesome. And by 'kind of' I mean 'extremely'.

  59. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG that Six in leather and chains.

  60. BSGfan1 says:

    Holy crap, this Six has my glasses!

  61. NB2000 says:

    Cavil be more of a jerk, OH WAIT YOU CAN'T!

  62. BSGfan1 says:

    ZombieCenturion!! Refuses to die…is kind of awesome

  63. ChronicReader91 says:

    Oh hi Shelley Godfrey!

  64. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    And now we know why the Sixes look different: they're the only ones creative enough to even think about it in the first place.

  65. NB2000 says:

    "His jacket was burgundy, this is teal." ROFL

  66. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG Barolay. Anders. 🙁

  67. BSGfan1 says:

    Leoben stalking Kara already…..

  68. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Oh Doral – not the brightest crayon in the box, are we now?

  69. NB2000 says:

    and so the Leobens' obsession with Kara begins.

  70. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG Doral's tacky suits HAHAHAHA.

  71. BSGfan1 says:

    I hate him second only to Cavil. He's an ignorant asshole. Worst kind.

  72. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    And this is when Leoben becomes a creepy Starbuck stalker.

  73. ChronicReader91 says:

    And so Leoben's Starbuck crush is born.

  74. NB2000 says:

    Boomer and Tyrol being spectacularly bad at hiding their relationship

  75. NB2000 says:

    Oh hey it's the elephants that don't really make sense now.

  76. BSGfan1 says:

    I hate you right now Boomer. No really. Like a lot.

  77. NB2000 says:


  78. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG the elephant was a trigger?

  79. ChronicReader91 says:

    SHE'S MARRIED TO SIMON?!? ahsajsvkakda

  80. BSGfan1 says:

    Ugh, mass graves…GRIM:(

  81. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    'Of all the humans to choose…' Poor Tyrol.

    And one of the Simons has a family! I can't hate him quite so much now.

  82. NB2000 says:

    Man poor Boomer. Nice match up with the beginning of Water though.

  83. ChronicReader91 says:

    OMG so disturbing

  84. BSGfan1 says:

    So horrific.

  85. BSGfan1 says:

    YAY ANDERS!!!!

    BOO Cavil!!

  86. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Well, Cavil wasn't expecting that…

  87. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Way to frak up Tigh's very sensible plan there, Adama.

  88. ChronicReader91 says:

    So that's how Cavil ended up with the survivors

  89. NB2000 says:

    So many Cylons in this Resistance!

  90. NB2000 says:

    Leoben as a Yoga Instructor is a strangely hilarious mental image.

  91. BSGfan1 says:

    Gaius ….Gaius….Gaius….you poor lovelorn fool..:(

  92. NB2000 says:


    But, Kara teaching Hotdog over the wireless seems out of place in the timeline, all the surrounding scenes are from Six Degrees of Seperation.

  93. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    How does it spin if it's an octagon?

  94. ChronicReader91 says:

    Cavil could you be any more of an ass?

  95. NB2000 says:

    ILU Grace Park, you're actually making me feel bad for Boomer.

  96. BSGfan1 says:

    EWWWWWW ! Stop kissing people Cavil….


  97. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Boomer just wants to be human. Don't be such an ass Cavil.

  98. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Are there only, like, four of us watching this right now?

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