Archive for the "Battlestar Galactica" Category

Review of The Theology of Battlestar Galactica at Colloquium

My review of Kevin Wetmore's The Theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the 2004-2009 Television Series (McFarland, 2012) has been accepted for publication in Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review. The review will be published in issue 45, no. 2 in November 2013. A copy is available on my page. Here […]

Science Fiction Film and Television CFP: The Battlestar Galactica Phenomenon

Science Fiction Film and Television is seeking submissions for a special issue on the Battlestar Galactica phenomenon. Although the rebooted series has received much critical attention, significantly less has been written on other BSG texts. This issue seeks to redress that imbalance. We are interested in articles that consider topics such as * The original […]

Ivan Wolfe: Battlestar Galactica and Mormonism

There is an interesting intersection between religion and science fiction at times, and a notable example of this comes with the 1970s television series Battlestar Galactica and Mormonism. The show was presented in a new incarnation as a series on SyFy from 2004-2009 which was very well received by fans, and which was very different […]

Caprica: Television, Tech, and the Sacred

Caprica, the new science fiction television series on the SyFy Channel, recently debuted, and it continues to generate positive commentary. The series is a prequel to the successful Battlestar Galactica series from the same network, a reworking of the campy 1970s series. Religion Dispatches assembled a group of scholars who shared their thoughts on Caprica […]

Cylons in America: Interview with Editors of New Book on the Battlestar Galactica Series

In a previous post I let readers know about a relatively recent book titled Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica (Continuum Publishing Group, 2007), which won the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association's award for Best Edited Collection on Popular Culture for 2008. The book is edited by Tiffany Potter and C. W. Marshall, […]

Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica

After Star Wars became a phenomenon in movie theaters around the world in the 1970s it didn't take long for television to take advantage in the resurgent interest in fantasy and science fiction. One of the television programs I remember fondly, although in my estimation it doesn't hold up well when revisited thirty years later, […]

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