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 Trilogy

Author: Peter David
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 076532329X
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Battlestar Galactica Trilogy. "Battlestar Galactica" earned its status as a classic American drama series after its very first, Peabody Award-winning season. For the first time, all three original "Battlestar Galactica" novels--"The Cylons' Secret, Sagittarius Is Bleeding," and "Unity"--are collected in one volume.

Battlestar Galactica

Author: Jeffrey A. Carver
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765355164
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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)

New Battlestar Galactica Vol 3

Author: Greg Pak
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305578
Size: 23.19 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!

Battlestar Galactica Songbook

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458430782
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Battlestar Galactica Songbook . (Piano Solo Songbook). Variety called composer Bear McCreary's score for the hit Syfy series Battlestar Galactica "the most innovative music on TV today," and NPR said it "fits the action so perfectly, it's almost devastating: (it's) a sci-fi score like no other." For this special collection, McCreary himself has translated the acclaimed orchestral score into fantastic solo piano arrangements at the intermediate to advanced level. Includes 19 selections in all, and as a bonus, simplified versions of "Roslin and Adama" and "Wander My Friends." Contains a note from McCreary, as well as a biography. A must for all BSG fans! "At last, fans can now be a part of the musical process themselves and experience the score as I first did: with fingertips touching the ivories." Composer Bear McCreary

Classic Battlestar Galactica

Author: Rick Remender
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305455
Size: 30.94 MB
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Classic Battlestar Galactica. The classic crew of the Battlestar Galactica is back from Dynamite! Thought dead, left behind by Galactica, and stranded on a planet over run by Cylons, Starbuck and Boomer must make a harrowing journey into the heart of a Cylon stronghold in hopes of stealing a ship large enough to carry themselves and the planets remaining human population and return to Galactica... if they can find it! Classic Battlestar Galactica #1-5 features writer Rick Remender, artist Carlos Rafael, and cover artists Dave Dorman, Carlos Rafael, and Talent Caldwell!

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Josef Steiff
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812696433
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Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy. "A collection of essays exploring philosophical, political, and cultural themes of the television show Battlestar Galactica"--Provided by publisher.

Battlestar Galactica Season Zero Vol 1

Author: Brandon Jerwa
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
ISBN: 1933305819
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Battlestar Galactica Season Zero Vol 1. Writer Brandon (NBSG: Zarek) Jerwa is joined series artist Jackson Herbert for this all new series which tells the untold tale of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica! Set approximately two years before the SCI FI mini-series which relaunched Battlestar Galactica to such acclaim, the 7-issues collected here (including #0) follows Commander Adama and crew as they take on their first mission on board the Galactica. Everything in that time frame is explored, including the menace and return of the Cylons as events hurtle towards the Apocalypse! Also includes a complete cover gallery!

Battlestar Galactica

Author: Greg Pak
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305349
Size: 74.94 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 The Unofficial Tv Show Companion

Author: TVcaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610429095
Size: 33.38 MB
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Battlestar Galactica The Unofficial Tv Show Companion. Often helmed as one of the greatest science fiction shows of all time, Battlestar Galactica is epic in every way. If you are new to the series or watching it again, then this companion is for you. With profiles on characters and summaries of every episode, this guide will help you keep track of all the plots and subplots. TVcaps is an imprint of BookCapsTM Study Guides. Each unofficial TV guide, recaps TV shows to help refresh your memory for what has previously happened. They feature character profiles, show history, and episode by episode recaps.