By Your Command: The Unofficial and Unauthorised
Guide To Battlestar Galactica:
Volume 1: The Original Series and Galactica
by Fiona Moore and Alan
Foreword by Richard Hatch.
‘The opposite of war isn't always peace...’
Battlestar Galactica was one of the most impressive American
telefantasy series of the 1970s, facing down competition from the Star
Wars franchise and antipathy from its own network to gain high ratings,
a devoted fan following, and a spinoff commissioned less than a year after the
original had ended.
In this book, Alan Stevens and Fiona Moore use behind- the-scenes material
and in-depth analyses of both screened episodes and unmade stories to explore
how Battlestar Galactica interwove relevant political and
religious themes into the traditional space-opera format to produce a television
programme which is never less than entertaining and frequently
thought-provoking. Like the reimagined series it inspired, the original
Battlestar Galactica poses difficult questions about the
legitimacy of war, the value of love, the perils of leadership and, ultimately,
what it means to be human.
500pp approx. A5 paperback book.
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