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EPISODE 420: ISLANDED IN A STREAM OF STARS
Writer: Michael Taylor
Director: Edward James Olmos
As you await the start of the show...here are a few items to ponder: a headache-inducing and very impressively designed BSG timeline you can compare to the ones here and here. (And yes, I know, spelling it "Cobol" is only forgivable because of all the effort the design must have taken.)
This writer over at Slate wonders if maybe the show is not the feminist insta-classic some of us like to think it is. There is plenty of room for argument on the point; in fact one response to Slate has already popped up. (ETA: here is a much longer response that gets closer to my own feelings about this issue.) There is also this unrelated piece which continues to chew on some other feminist arguments about BSG. I'm sure all this will be discussed for years to come...If you want this one fangrrl's opinion, BSG is remarkably feminist for a show where the producers, writers, directors, and crew are overwhelmingly male. BSG is in many ways "post-gender" -- a rare and delightful thing to witness in Sci-Fi or anywhere else on TV. We still have quite a way to go.
Egads -- are we really just weeks away from the end? Does not compute...