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The theology of Battlestar Galactica

Kevin J. Wetmore

The theology of Battlestar Galactica

American Christianity in the 2004-2009 television series

by Kevin J. Wetmore

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Published by McFarland & Co., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Television broadcasting,
  • Battlestar Galactica (Television program : 2003),
  • Battlestar Galactica (Television program : 2004-2009),
  • Christianity

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementKevin J. Wetmore
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1992.77.B354 W48 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25270517M
    ISBN 109780786465507
    LC Control Number2012011446

      Book Review: Theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the Television Series by Wetmore, Kevin J., Reviewed by Phil Kaveny. Theology of _Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the Television Series_ by Wetmore, Kevin J., Jr. ISBN ISBN Format: Paperback Pub. Whereas the original Battlestar Galactica movie, television series and spinoff (Galactica ) were both cosmologically and theologically Mormon, the producers of the “reimagined” 1 Ford, James E. “Battlestar Galactica and Mormon Theology” in Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 17 no. 3,

    Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series created by Glen A. Larson that began the Battlestar Galactica ng Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict, it follows the surviving humans as they flee in Battlestar Galactica and other ships in search for a new home while being pursued by the Cylons. The series ran for the – season before.   I'm going to stick to show theology for a bit here and then jump back to the books. Moreso than in my trilogy (or even Book Four), The One takes a more active role in events. It begins in late season three when we get to the Algae Planet. The timing of having the Galactica and the Cylons there at the same time the star goes nova is crazy.

    Religion in the Twelve Colonies (TOS) From Battlestar Wiki, the free, open content Battlestar Galactica encyclopedia and episode guide The Book of the Word is apparently the central tome of scripture, mummy headdress for the Ninth Lord of Kobol emphasizes this parallelism. However, the series heavy use of Mormon theology (see Battlestar.   My review of Kevin Wetmore's The Theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the Television Series (McFarland, ) has been accepted for publication in Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological review will be published in is no. 2 in November A copy is available on my page.


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The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica ( to on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns--but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background material. Battlestar Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text.5/5(3).

The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica ( to on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns—but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background star Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text.

Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series’ narrative arc explores the Cited by: 3. Born-Again 'Battlestar' and sketchy political maneuvering is a great deal of theology and religious reflection in the show's writing.

"'Battlestar Galactica' and the Book of Mormon both. The Souls of Cylons Ron Moore, executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, talks about the theology behind the Sci Fi Channel series. Beliefnet. Battlestar Galactica aired on ABC beginning on Sept. 17, and it ran for eight months until it was cancelled after seventeen episodes.

The show was revived briefly as Galactica in January but it was again cancelled this time after only six episodes. The series had been popular (according to The World Almanac and Book of Facts it ranked 20th out of series in the Nielsen.

IMHO the entire premise of Battlestar Galactica is lifted from the Book of Mormon. A small group led by a prophet, fleeing the destruction of Jerusa er, the Colonies, and traveling to a mythical Promised Land. “The view of the cylons really does come off as a liberal take on devout religionists, actually.”.

The Theology of Battlestar Galactica book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(12). The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica ( to on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns—but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background star Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text.

Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series’ narrative arc explores the. Books shelved as battlestar-galactica: Battlestar Galactica by Glen A. Larson, Battlestar Galactica 2: The Cylon Death Machine by Glen A.

Larson, The You. Description: The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica ( to on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns—but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background material.

Battlestar Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text. The Classic Battlestar Galactica book series by multiple authors includes books Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica 2: The Cylon Death Machine, Battlestar Galactica 3: The Tombs of Kobol, and several more.

See the complete Classic Battlestar Galactica series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Berkley Books. Battlestar Galactica: The Photostory () by Glen A. Larson; Saga of a Star World () by Robert Thurston; The Cylon Death Machine () by Robert Thurston; The Tombs of Kobol () by Robert Thurston; The Young Warriors () by Robert Thurston; Galactica Discovers Earth () by Michael Resnick; The Living Legend () by Nicholas Yermakov; War of the Gods ().

This is one of many questions raised by the Sci-Fi Channel’s critically acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica. More than just an action-packed “space opera,” each episode offers a dramatic character study of the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers as they confront existential, moral, metaphysical, theological, and political crises.

The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica ( to on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns—but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background star Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text.

Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series' narrative arc explores the. Get this from a library. The theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the television series. [Kevin J Wetmore, Jr.] -- "Over 87 episodes and two television movies, the series' narrative arc explores meanings of salvation, prophecy, exile, apocalypse, resurrection, and messianism, and clearly demonstrates the working.

Battlestar Galactica and philosophy: knowledge here begins out there / edited by Jason T. Eberl. — (The Blackwell philosophy and popculture series) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN –1–––3 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Battlestar Galactica (Television program: –) I. Eberl, Jason T.

PN Get this from a library. The theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the television series. [Kevin J Wetmore, Jr.] -- The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica ( to on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns--but does not simply use its myriad faiths as.

Stuart Parker's interview on Mormon theology in Battlestar Galactica, part of a longer Space Channel piece on the program's handling of religious themes. The reimagined television series Battlestar Galactica ( to on the Sci Fi Channel), features religion and theology among its central concerns—but does not simply use its myriad faiths as plot devices or background star Galactica is, in and of itself, a theological text.

Over the course of 87 episodes and two television movies, the series' narrative arc explores the 5/5(1). What God and 'Battlestar Galactica' Have in Common.

Douglas Gorney. It is just a this equals that way of doing theology, which I, at least, find very unsatisfying. In your book you cited. »Battlestar Galactica«sollte die Science Fiction im Fernsehen neu erfinden. Nichts Geringeres war das erklärte Ziel ihres Schöpfers Ronald D.

Moore. Weltraumoper ohne Oper, darum auch die maximale Entfernung vom campigen Siebziger-Jahre-Original.Although the original Battlestar Galactica series was written by a Mormon, the LDS church now wishes to publicly “put a little distance” between their unorthodox beliefs and the beloved sci-fi show.

President Russell M. Nelson gently reminded members of the LDS church to please refrain from comparing their faith to the plot of the Syfy television show in which residents of twelve space.

Book Five: BSG Theology 2 - The Song Continuing from yesterday's post on how Book Five fits in with the Lords of Kobol trilogy and the greater universe of the show, this one deals with the last two or three chapters only.