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Battlestar Galactica : investigating flesh, spirit and steel

Author: Roz Kaveney; Jennifer Stoy
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Investigating cult TV.
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"The West Wing" or "Generation Kill" in Space? A show about God-fearing sex-obsessed robots? Or a complex meditation on fate, dreaming and eternal recurrence? Of all recent television science fiction series, the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" is the most highly praised and consistently inventive and intelligent. Where the original show was a straightforward space opera, the new one is rich, strange and above all  Read more...
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Battlestar Galactica.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)480586280
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roz Kaveney; Jennifer Stoy
ISBN: 9781441676238 1441676236 9780857731098 0857731092 9780857710741 0857710745
OCLC Number: 670430087
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 278 pages).
Contents: Of great zeitgeist and bad faith: an introduction to Battlestar Galactica / Jennifer Stoy --
Adama and (Mitochondial) Eve: a foundation myth for White folks / Geoff Ryman --
Frak Me: reproduction, gender, sexuality / Lorna Jowett --
Disco Galactica: futures past and present / Benjamin Halligan --
The military organism: rank, family and obedience in Battlestar Galactica / Roz Kaveney --
Real-imagining terror in Battlestar Galactica: negotiating real and fantasy in Battlestar Galactica's political metaphor / Steven Rawle --
Butch girls, brittle boys and sexy, sexless cylons: some gender problems in Battlestar Galactica / Matthew Jones --
Sci Fi ghettos: Battlestar Galactica and genre aesthetics / Sergio Dias Branco --
The luxury of being simply human: unwritten and rewritten queer histories in Battlestar Galactica / Karen K. Burrows --
Interrogating Galactica; an interview with Jane Espenson Jennifer Stoy and Roz Kaveney --
On the end, decline and fall of television shows / Roz Kaveney --
Appendix: Battlestar Galactica episode guide.
Series Title: Investigating cult TV.
Responsibility: edited by Roz Kaveney and Jennifer Stoy.

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Covers the television science fiction show "Battlestar Galactica" from beginning to end, including the show's principal themes from the depiction of sexuality in an era of artificial people and  Read more...

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