AN ANALYTICAL GUIDE TO TELEVISIONS BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

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Cylons In America

Author : Tiffany Potter
ISBN : 9781441157065
Genre : Performing Arts
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With its fourth season due to air in January 2008, the award-winning Battlestar Galactica continues to be exceptionally popular for non-network television, combining the familiar features of science fiction with direct commentary on life in mainstream America. Cylons in America is the first collection of critical studies of Battlestar Galactica (its 2003 miniseries, and the ongoing 2004 television series), examining its place within popular culture and its engagement with contemporary American society. Battlestar Galactica depicts the remnants of the human race fleeing across space from a robotic enemy called the Cylons. The fleet is protected by a single warship, the Battlestar, and is searching for a "lost colony" that settled on the legendary planet "Earth." Originally a television series in the 1970s, the current series maintains the mythic sense established with the earlier quest narrative, but adds elements of hard science and aggressive engagement with post-9/11 American politics. Cylons In America casts a critical eye on the revived series and is sure to appeal to fans of the show, as well as to scholars and researchers of contemporary television.
Category: Performing Arts

Finding Battlestar Galactica

Author : Lynnette R. Porter
ISBN : 9781402248276
Genre : Performing Arts
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Provides a look at the history, politics, themes, philosophies, and characters of this popular television series with topics such as "Positions of Power," "Battlestar and the Bush Era," and "Thirty Years of Battlestar Fandom." Original. (A SciFi Channel television series, starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, James Callis, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, and others). (Performing Arts)
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Frak You

Author : Jo Storm
ISBN : 9781554903016
Genre : Performing Arts
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Spanning the life of the series--from the 1970s original, through the internet "webisodes," and up to the end of the current series' third season--this guide is the ultimate resource for Battlestar Galactica. Featuring an interview with producer Ron Moore a
Category: Performing Arts

So Say We All

Author : Richard Hatch
ISBN : 9781932100945
Genre : Performing Arts
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The science-fiction television series Battlestar Galactica is known for raising thought-provoking questions concerning martial law, artificial intelligence, power and corruption, and ultimately what it means to be human. What ethical complexities come into play when one mistake could mean the anihilation of the human race? How do you maintain faith in the Gods when you're involved in an Armageddon of your own creation? What is the distinction between a terrorist and a freedom fighter? These questions are given an intelligent and insightful examination in this engaging collection of essays.
Category: Performing Arts

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author : Jason T. Eberl
ISBN : 9781444356571
Genre : Philosophy
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This thought-provoking book examines the philosophical issues arising from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, revealing how the ragtag fleet's outward journey to Earth is also an inward exploration for the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers.
Category: Philosophy

Television Program Master Index

Author : Charles V. Dintrone
ISBN : 9780786472451
Genre : Performing Arts
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This work indexes books, dissertations and journal articles that mention television shows. Memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and some popular works meant for fans are also indexed. The major focus is on service to researchers in the history of television. Listings are keyed to an annotated bibliography. Appendices include a list of websites; an index of groups or classes of people on television; and a list of programs by genre. Changes from the second edition include more than 300 new shows, airing on a wider variety of networks; 2000-plus references (more than double the second edition); and a large increase in scholarly articles. The book provides access to materials on almost 2300 shows, including groundbreaking ones like All in the Family (almost 200 entries); cult favorites like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (200-plus entries); and a classic franchise, Star Trek (more than 400 entries for all the shows). The shows covered range from the late 1940s to 2010 (The Walking Dead). References range from 1956 to 2013.
Category: Performing Arts

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author : Josef Steiff
ISBN : 9780812697087
Genre : Philosophy
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In attempting to retain her "human" side, does Sharon really have free will? Is killing a Cylon murder or garbage disposal? These are some of the questions addressed in this thoughtful collection of writings on the philosophical underpinnings of Battlestar, Galactica. The book includes a brief analysis of the original 1970s and 80s series but concentrates primarily on the episodes, characters, and issues from the entirely reimagined current series (including its fourth and final season, scheduled for airing in early 2008) as well as the two-hour TV movie and direct-to-DVD release Razor.
Category: Philosophy

The Theology Of Battlestar Galactica

Author : Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.
ISBN : 9780786489466
Genre : Religion
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The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica (2005 to 2009 on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns--but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background material. Battlestar Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text. Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series' narrative arc explores the meanings of salvation, prophecy, exile, apocalypse, resurrection, and messianism, and clearly demonstrates the working of a divine will in a material world. The book offers a systematic theology for each of.
Category: Religion

A History And Critical Analysis Of Blake S 7 The 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author : John Kenneth Muir
ISBN : 9781476604930
Genre : Performing Arts
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Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.
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