Battlestar Galactica Showrunner: “The Cylons Had No Plan”


The cast of Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica, along with series executive producer/showrunner Ron Moore, reunited for a Q&A panel at the Austin Television Festival this past weekend, where a question was posed – “What was the Cylons’ plan?”

As you recall, BSG episodes opened with:

“The cylons were created by man . They evolved. They rebelled. There are many copies. And they have a plan.”

“There was no plan,” Moore laughed.

“It all came about when we were doing the main titles and we had to have what’s called a ‘precap’ as opposed to a recap,” he said. “So we had a precap before the main title. And David

said we should have a punchy line there at the end…’and they have a plan.’ And I was like ‘What does that mean?’ He said ‘It doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter. It’ll be great. The audience will love it.’

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