Jan. 26th, 2011

shah_of_blah: (pilots)
I am having an extremely nerdy day.  First of all, my TROY AND ABED IN THE MORNING mug arrived in the mail today.  It is beautiful.

Second, I am reading The Iliad and thinking a bit about Greek mythology which naturally reminds me of BSG.  Where do I begin?  I'm developing this theory.  It's a pretty basic idea; I'm just adding more details to it.  Anyway, if you read 'Portraits' you might have an idea where I'm going with this (but if you didn't, I'm about to say it so that's okay too).  On Kore, Cylon, Hera, Troy, etc. )

Other nerdy things: yesterday I started reading the BSG series bible, and today I found the official map of the Colonies.  Both are very interesting!  I wrote a whole post about the series bible, but it got REALLY LONG so I will post it separately, probably tomorrow.  But I still want to talk about the map.

You can look at the map on io9, and read a brief, interesting (to me!) interview with Kevin Grazier and Jane Espenson: Detailed Map Of Battlestar Galactica's Twelve Colonies.

why this is interesting to me )

ETA: I just remembered something else I wanted to talk about!  In a comment on the io9 article about the series bible, one user said that there was a major shake-up in the writers' room.  I cannot find the comment anymore (urgh), but I believe this shake-up was said to have taken place in the third season.  Anyway, the point is that all of the female writers left except for Jane Espenson.  This is something I have been wondering about for some time: why was she the only woman on the writing staff?  Now I want to know more about these women, what they wrote, and why they left.  Sadly, since I cannot find the comment, I do not remember their names, except that the user cited 'Flesh and Bone' and 'Resistance' as exemplary episodes that they had written.  I agree that these are excellent episodes.  Now, I think I must comb through all of the writing credits to figure out just who the writers were before I started following the series in real-time.  This may be essential to my 'Gender Issues in BSG' essay that I will write after my 'Why I'm Mad at Lost' essay.

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