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Battlestar Galactica, Technology, and Life

Kieran Tranter

in Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420891
eISBN:
9781474453707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420891.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the forms of life made by technical legality, through the re-imagined series Battlestar Galactica. It is argued that Battlestar Galactica deals directly with the triumph of ... More


Sharing Worlds: Difference, Deference, and the Creative Context of Franchising

Derek Johnson

in Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743478
eISBN:
9780814743492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743478.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter traces how creativity has developed within the history of the media franchise by moving past world-building to conceptualize the franchise in terms of world-sharing among workers and ... More


Battlestar Galactica

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009), the scriptural phrase “life here began out there” prompts the survivors of the Cylon attack to seek refuge in the mythic home-world, Earth. While ... More


Situating Starbuck: Combative Femininity, Figurative Masculinity, and the Snap

Ewan Kirkland

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Ewan Kirkland’s “Situating Starbuck: Combative Femininity, Figurative Masculinity, and the Snap” studies the action heroine in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009) television series. He ... More


Religion as Unreality: Fantastic TV’s Generic Displacement of Christianity

Charlotte E. Howell

in Divine Programming: Negotiating Christianity in American Dramatic Television Production 1996-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190054373
eISBN:
9780190054410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054373.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Within the production culture for fantastic series, religion is acknowledged but contained. The fantastic genre context allows for distancing content from traditional religious narratives and ... More


Race in Progress, No Passing Zone: Battlestar Galactica, Colorblindness, and the Maintenance of Racial Order

Jinny Huh

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter investigates the “supposedly” colorblind and gender-neutral casting of the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica (BSG) in order to articulate what is referred to as ... More


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