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Kaveny, Philip E. "The Theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the 2004-2009 Television Series." Review of Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.'s scholarly study, The Theology of Battlestar Galactica: American Christianity in the 2004-2009 Television Series. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2012. SFRA Review #305 (Summer 2013): pp. 22-23.[1]

Immediately relevant, Kaveny's opening:

AS I SIT AT MY LAPTOP working on this review at my dining room table linked by my home wireless network to the now almost archaic sounding World Wide Web and “The Cloud,” with the first episode of the Battlestar Galactica mini-series running in the background, it is time for a little reflection on the technological enhanced changes which are tectonic in scale yet morphing into invisibility. One is forced to reflect that in a sense this is the world of the commoditization and instant delivery of mass cultural products that Walter Benjamin first discussed in the mid-1930 in his Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.

See for real-world drone warfare and the Cylons in Galactica and for BLADE RUNNER, set in 2017, four years in Kaveny's future, and, when you're reading this, increasingly in our past. Also see for mention of other scholarly works on Galactica (2004-09).


RDE, finishing, 17Jul21