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: 9781429910972
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Battlestar Galactica. For forty years, the Twelve Colonies of Man experienced peace, united since the war against the man-made Cylons. The Cylons, mechanical beings created to perform the manual labor civilization required, were gone forever...or so humanity thought. But in those years, the Cylons developed new Cylons that looked and acted like humans--with one goal in mind: to destroy all humanity! When they suddenly attacked the Twelve Worlds, humanity's extinction seemed inevitable. Only a single warship survived the massive attack: Battlestar Galactica, the oldest ship in the fleet, ready to be decommissioned and turned into a museum. Commander William Adama, himself set to retire, had but one course: to marshal the meager forces available, a ragtag crew of misfits and green recruits, to prevent their enemy from wiping out the last vestiges of the human race. But the Cylons, stronger, smarter, and driven to destroy their creators, may just be too powerful for them and all of humanity to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Battlestar Galactica

Author: Brandon Jerwa
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781606900185
Size: 67.42 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 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 Trilogy

Author: Peter David
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429992239
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Battlestar Galactica Trilogy. Battlestar Galactica, recognized as one of the most provocative, and socially relevant series of the new millennium, earned its status as a classic American drama series after its very first, Peabody Award-winning season. Here, for the first time in one volume, are all three original Battlestar Galactica novels--based on the highly-lauded TV series that took the country by storm. In The Cylons' Secret, by Craig Shaw Gardner, a ship, scavenging the outer settlements for valuable Cylon technologies after the first human-Cylon war, stumbles on a super-secret scientific outpost beyond charted space. Mere hours later, Battlestar Galactica receives a one-word distress call from the scavenging ship: "Cylons," causing the young Colonel William Adama to investigate. Sagittarius Is Bleeding, by Peter David, concerns President Laura Roslin, whose prophetic dreams have infused her people with hope that they will find Earth, humanity's cradle. But her new dreams of a galaxy overrun by the Cylons disturb her even as they energize an extremist political group. The threat of violent revolt puts Roslin at personal risk and endangers the fleet. In Unity by Steven Harper, Peter Attis, a rock star adored by all the fleet, including Starbuck, has recently been rescued from a Cylon prison ship. But after his first post-return concert, crewmembers are stricken by a strange malady that threatens to lay the fleet open to Cylon attack. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Battlestar Galactica

Author: Greg Pak
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305349
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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!

Classic Battlestar Galactica

Author: Rick Remender
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305455
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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: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356577
Size: 16.77 MB
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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

Author: Alan Rodgers
Publisher: iBooks
ISBN: 9780743498029
Size: 74.75 MB
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Battlestar Galactica. As Apollo and Athena are stripped of their commands and thrown into the brig, the Cylons and the even deadlier alien Chitain show up. Co-authored by Richard Hatch, the actor who played Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" television series.