Thursday, July 5, 2018

Jane Espenson: On Moore's Battlestar Galactica

"I love stories that have a lens, so that you can look at our world through a lens---like a metaphorical lens...
And sci-fi allows you to do that.
...BSG had a lot to say about modern warfare and America.
...through the lens of the Cylon War."
-Jane Espenson, SciFiNow#76, p.38-

Writer Jane Espenson would know and appreciate these mirrors to our own world affairs. She wrote for some of the best of them including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995; Accession S4 E17), Firefly (2002; Shindig E4), Game Of Thrones (2011; A Golden Crown S1 E6), Caprica (2010; 2 episodes), Torchwood (2011; 5 episodes), Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1998-2003; 23 episodes) as well as five episodes of Battlestar Galactica (The Passage, Dirty Hands, Escape Velocity, The Hub, Deadlock) and the Battlestar film The Plan (2009).

Espensen had a lot to say on the state of humanity and did so thoughtfully through the power of the pen and some impressive contributions to science fiction. 

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