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Cylons in America : Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica.

Author: Tiffany Potter; C W Marshall
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Potter, Tiffany.
Cylons in America : Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tiffany Potter; C W Marshall
ISBN: 9781441157065 1441157069
OCLC Number: 956740204
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: A Note on Names --
""I See the Patterns"": Battlestar Galactica and the Things That Matter --
I. Life in the Fleet, American Life --
1. (Re)Framing Fear: Equipment for Living in a Post-9/11 World --
2. Torture, Terrorism, and Other Aspects of Human Nature --
3. Alienation and the Limits of the Utopian Impulse --
4. The Cain Mutiny: Reflecting the Faces of Military Leadership in a Time of Fear --
5. Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know? Negotiating Stereotypes of Science --
6. Pyramid, Boxing, and Sex --
II. Cylon/Human Interface --
7. The Cylons, the Singularity, and God. 8. ""To Be a Person"": Sharon Agathon and the Social Expression of Individuality --
9. Uncanny Cylons: Resurrection and Bodies of Horror --
10. ""Humanity's Children"": Constructing and Confronting the Cylons --
11. Hybridity's End --
12. Erasing Difference: The Cylons as Racial Other --
III. Form and Context in Twenty-First-Century Television --
13. When Balance Goes Bad: How Battlestar Galactica Says Everything and Nothing --
14. ""This Might Be Hard for You to Watch"": Salvage Humanity in ""Final Cut"" --
15. ""Long Live Stardoe!"": Can a Female Starbuck Survive? CarlaKungl. 16. Authorized Resistance: Is Fan Production Frakked? --
17. Of Duduks and Dylan: Negotiating Music and the Aural Space --
18. ""All This Has Happened Before"": Repetition, Reimagination, and Eternal Return --
Bibliography --
Episode List (2003-2007) --
Notes on Contributors --
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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 ro.

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