Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356577
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Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy. 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.

Battlestar Galactica And International Relations

Author: Nicholas J. Kiersey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415632811
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Battlestar Galactica And International Relations. Looking at a television franchise like Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is no longer news within the discipline of International Relations. A growing number of scholars in and out of IR are studying the importance of cultural artifacts - popular or otherwise - for the phenomena that make up the core of our discipline. The genre of science fiction offers the analyst an opportunity that cannot be matched by more mimetic genres, namely the chance to look at how sets of widely-circulating expectations of the social serve to constrain authors as they work to introduce as yet unexplored problematiques, the fantasy aspect in much of science fiction storytelling is premised simply on a material difference. As such, while the physical setting of a science fiction tale might appear novel, its imaginative life world will likely retain many elements of the world we already live in and which we can readily recognize as similar to our own. For Critical IR scholarship then, BSG presents an opportunity to examine how these purported homologies or elements of redundancy between the fantastic and the real have been drawn and perhaps to consider, too, whether the show can teach us things about world politics, its various logics and structures, which we might not otherwise be sensitive to. Tackling some of the key contemporary issues in IR, the writers of BSG have taken on a range of important political themes and issues, including the legitimacy of military government, the tactical utility of genocide, and even the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence technologies for the very category of what it means to be 'human'. The contributors in this book explore in depth the argument that one of the most important aspects of popular culture is to naturalize or normalise a certain social order by further entrenching the expectations of social behaviour upon which our mentalities of rule are founded. This work will be of interest to student and scholars of international relations, popular culture and security studies.

Battlestar Galactica

Author: Jeffrey A. Carver
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765355164
Size: 28.66 MB
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Battlestar Galactica. A novel based on the popular miniseries finds Commander Adama, President Roslin, and the pilots of a last surviving battleship struggling to protect the remnants of a human civilization that has been nearly wiped out by human-created robotic Cylons. Reprint. (A Sci Fi Channel series, starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, and others) (Science Fiction)

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Josef Steiff
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697081
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Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy. 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.

Battlestar Galactica

Author: Brandon Jerwa
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781606900185
Size: 55.71 MB
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Battlestar Galactica. Set approximately two years before the SCI FI Channel mini-series which relaunched Battlestar Galactica to such acclaim, writer Brandon (New Battlestar Galactica: Zarek) Jerwa with artist Jackson Herbert continue their thrilling tale of Season Zero!

Battlestar Galactica

Author: Greg Pak
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305349
Size: 26.85 MB
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Battlestar Galactica. New York is a place of magik; not the fairy tale kind, but hard magik - Street Magik. The City dwellers live, work and play unaware of the sorcery everywhere hidden in the shadows. Jake Conner is about to discover the danger, and the Magik!

Battlestar Galactica

Author: James A. Lely
Publisher: Creative Company
ISBN: 9780871917010
Size: 78.21 MB
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Battlestar Galactica. Presents the story of Battlestar Galactica and discusses the actors and the filming of special effects.

New Battlestar Galactica Vol 3

Author: Greg Pak
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305578
Size: 63.77 MB
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New Battlestar Galactica Vol 3. As Sharon Valerii leads her strange army into the heart of the Cylon empire, she'll find not only the answers to who she is, but the secrets of her very existence. Meanwhile, back on the Galactica, Adama works to put down a violent uprising aboard his ship while battling the "returner" virus that has crippled more than half his crew! Volume III collects issues #9-12 of the companion to the Award-winning SCI FI TV Series, written by Greg Pak and featuring art by Nigel Raynor, Jonathan Lau, and a host of incredible cover artists including Joe Prado, Stephen Segovia, and BSG photo covers!