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gender roles in Battlestar Galactica

The reboot of Battlestar Galactica is well recognized for its portrayal of nontraditional gender roles within its human and nonhuman societies. I’ve been watching some of the commentaries lately because they give special insight into the decisions that were made concerning gender roles on the show. Several of my nerd passions converge in this blog post, in which I bring you a transcript (with minor edits for clarity and relevance) of part of the commentary for Season 3, Episode 17, “Maelstrom.”

[Spoiler Alert! The commentary and I discuss events from the first three seasons of the show, but not after.]

Speaking: creator and executive producer Ron D. Moore and his wife, Terry Dresbach

Scene: Starbuck and Anders, getting dressed

Starbuck standing and Anders reclining behind her

Starbuck standing and Anders reclining behind her

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