Battlestar Galactica assignment episodes
One of the texts that will provide source material for our investigation this semester is the Sci-Fi Channel’s TV series Battlestar Galactica, which aired 2004-2009. BSG will be a shared text for us as we consider themes encountered throughout the course, in imaginative literature both medieval and postmodern.
To prepare for that discussion, you will watch on your own throughout the semester the miniseries that started it all as well as 8 episodes from different points in the series. These episodes are available for viewing in the Media Center in Addlestone; they are also streaming on Netflix for those of you with a subscription.
You will need to produce a one-page response to each episode after viewing it, submitting that response via OAKS. Due dates are noted on the course schedule; reviews are due by 6pm.
Below you will see a list of episodes including the 4 episodes that are required of everyone (in addition to the miniseries) and the episodes from which you will choose your remaining 2 episodes.
Over the course of the semester, you will bring to the discussion 7 hours of shared material as well as a range of supplemental material based on the selections each of you makes.
This assignment includes 9 hours of viewing over the course of the semester, which we will spread out over the course of the semester.
See the Battlestar Wiki online for summaries of episodes you’re skipping:
miniseries (180 min), which we will view together on Tuesday, January 17, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
season 1, episode 8 [Flesh & Bone]
season 2, episode 13 [Epiphanies]
season 3, episode 7 [A Measure of Salvation]
season 4, episode 15 [No Exit]
Of the following, choose 2 episodes:
episode 6 [Litmus]
7 [Six Degrees of Separation]
12 [Kobol's Last Gleaming I]
13 [Kobol's last Gleaming II]
episode: 5 [The Farm]
episode: 2 [Precipice]
7 [A Measure of Salvation]
20 [Crossroads Part II]
episode: 2 [Six of One]
9 [The Hub]
12 [A Disquiet Follows My Soul]
17 [Someone to Watch Over Me]
20 [Daybreak, Part II]