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 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
Size: 73.58 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 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.

Classic Battlestar Galactica

Author: Rick Remender
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781933305455
Size: 20.20 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 Season Zero Vol 2

Author: Brandon Jerwa
Publisher: Dynamite
ISBN: 9781606900178
Size: 41.37 MB
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Battlestar Galactica Season Zero Vol 2. By Brandon Jerwa and Jackson Herbert. Covers by Jackson Herbert and a photo cover. Following directly from the 2007 Dynamite Free Comic Book Day Comic - read by over 100,000 fans on Free Comic Book Day - comes the all-new Battlestar Galactica series - Season Zero is here! And now, the back half of the acclaimed series 9issue s7-12) are collected here in Volume Two of the series! 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 6-issues collected here 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 The Unofficial Tv Show Companion

Author: TVcaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610429095
Size: 56.59 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.

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356577
Size: 38.81 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: James A. Lely
Publisher: Creative Company
ISBN: 9780871917010
Size: 67.16 MB
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Battlestar Galactica. Presents the story of Battlestar Galactica and discusses the actors and the filming of special effects.