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An analytical guide to television's Battlestar Galactica

Author: John Kenneth Muir
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the space drama Battlestar Galactica debuted on ABC in 1978, it was expected to be the most popular new program of the year. Instead, it was attacked as a Star Wars rip-off and canceled after a mere 17 stories. The author acknowledges the show was full of dramatic cliches and scientific inaccuracies, but despite these shortcomings, Battlestar Galactica was a dramatically resonant series full of unique and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Muir, John Kenneth, 1969-
Analytical guide to television's Battlestar Galactica.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999
(DLC) 98038737
(OCoLC)39672143
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Kenneth Muir
ISBN: 9781476606569 1476606560
OCLC Number: 607073760
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 234 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I; The History; Part II; Battlestar Galactica; Part III; Galactica: 1980; Part IV; Morality and Mythology; Part V; The Galactica Universe Today: Converts, Computers, and Collectibles; Part VI; Epilogue: A Shining Quest; Appendix A; Planets Visited by the Galactica; Appendix B; Battlestar Galactica in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; Appendix C; A Catalogue of Science Fiction Television Clichés in Battlestar Galactica; Appendix D; Ten Recommendations for Improving Battlestar Galactica Should It Be Revived; Notes; Bibliography.
Responsibility: by John Kenneth Muir.

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Contends that "Battlestar Galactica" was a memorable attempt to make science fiction accessible to mainstream television audiences. "Battlestar Galactica" brought special effects to network  Read more...

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