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Battlestar Galactica – Revisited

I’ve just gotten around to starting to watch the third season of the new Battlestar Galactica. So far, so good – the planet-side setting adds a different dimension to the show for a bit, while the socio-political commentary continues.

Related to this are several links I’ve come across recently.

Firstly, FlowTV – ‘a critical forum on television and media culture published by the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin’ – recently had a focus on Battlestar Galactica with a selection of articles and posts about the new series. You can find it at FlowTV | “Battlestar Galactica” Issue.

Secondly, I found that link via Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Resources for Science Fiction Fans.

And lastly, Paul Walker, over at Out of the Cocoon had a post Out of the Cocoon >> Science Fiction and the emerging church. I’m not sure I’d agree with his comment that religion is toned down in the new version of BSG, rather that is has become more complex than the religious dualism – humans (religious) / cylons (secular) – present in the original series. Certainly, both human and cylon in the new series seem to have to wrestle with issues surrounding religion in interesting ways.

Related link: Greenflame · The Theology of Battlestar Galactica’s Cylons

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