publication . Thesis . 2015

Creativity within constraints: Encoding, production, and representation in Battlestar Galactica

Adams, Philippa Rush;
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  • Published: 10 Dec 2015
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Using the lens of feminist production studies, I examine the television show Battlestar Galactica through interviews with show creators to explore the contexts of production. Writers, actors, and producers experience constraints on their creativity. Media producers encode meaning into the texts they create and form their own understandings of social issues and stories. I examine the day-to-day processes and constraints operating in the work lives of television creators as well as their political and social goals for the show. I pay particularly close attention to their understanding of intersecting areas of identity, such as race, sexuality, and gender. My analy...
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