• “Sci-Fi Ghettos: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and Genre Aesthetics”

    Author(s):
    Sérgio Dias Branco (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Film Studies
    Subject(s):
    Television, Stylistics, Genres
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M61S0C
    Abstract:
    The idea of a sci-fi ghetto that “Battlestar Galactica” tried to escape from suggests a fruitful way of analysing the show. Genres, especially those that are popular simultaneously in television and film, are defined and definable through a repertoire of elements: characters, plot, setting, iconography, and style. Since the focus of this chapter is on aesthetics and not on narrative, the more relevant elements for the analysis of the series within the science fiction genre are its type and style of images. Arguably, the genre does not have a crystallised aesthetics, but there are aesthetic traits that are associated with it and that can be found in its popular manifestations. It is these traits that “Battlestar Galactica” presumably attempted to ignore.
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