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News in Haiku Love You

There’s always a little schadenfreude in the news haikus.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Ladyghosts: BSG “Flesh and Bone”

Some drugs have mild side effects. Dizziness, the occasional constipation, reduced libido. Chamalla extract is not one of those drugs. The episode opens with an ethereal President Roslin being chased through an ethereal forest (that’s how the forests of the Canadian Pacific coast look in real life even without the use of drugs), only to be […]

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Ladyghosts: Battlestar Galactica “Water”

So last week, “33,” the first episode post-Mini-series, introduced us to the everything-is-so-crazy-we-can’t-sleep-and-look-like-zombies world that is this rag-tag fleet of would-be survivors (I swear I don’t usually use so many hyphens), where, shall we say, difficult choices have to be made at an increasingly alarming and accelerated rate.

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Ladyghosts: BSG Just for Fun

We’ve hit some snafus with our BSG recap plan, so while we’re sorting it out over here in the Persephone offices, I thought I’d share a project I did way back when the show was on the air.  Before BSG, I had no idea there was such a thing as fan art or fan fiction, […]

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Ladyghosts: Battlestar Galactica Mini-Series pt. 2

Once upon a time, the monsters came, and they were gods and men and robots; masters and slaves; prey and predator.  They were good and evil and neither and both, and they fought each other across the stars and the emptiness, warring paradoxes at the end (and the beginning) of everything in a blur of […]

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Politics

So Say We All: Battlestar Galactica and Liberalism

Battlestar Galactica is not a show about liberalism. It’s primarily a show that acts as a metaphor for post-9/11 America. But in that exploration of terrorism, 9/11, and reactions to it, BSG offers rich ground for exploring the philosophy that underpins American politics (even the conservatives): liberalism. What’s more, the genre of science fiction in […]