Wednesday, February 6, 2008

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Fans Have No Name

INDIANAPOLIS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Battlestar Galactica fans are a nameless group of followers.

In his new book Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Knowledge Here Begins Out There (Blackwell Publishing), philosophy professor Jason T. Eberl examines the historical and social references played out in the distant galaxy of the sci-fi show.

And Eberl has also found himself wondering, “What’s in a name?” when it comes to the spacy show’s fans.

He says, “There hasn’t been a name given to Battlestar fans, like with Trekkies. One might say Galacticans, but no one has really used it. I guess B.S.G. fans is more accurate.”

Though Eberl says B.S.G. fans will be surprised that the show “reflects ideas humans have been thinking about for 2,000 years,” what’s most surprising is their relationship with other geeky sci-fi followers.

Eberl explains, “I haven’t witnessed much rivalry with other fans of shows like Heroes. There’s more rivalry between fans of the original Battlestar Galactica and the new version because they consider themselves purists, but I think the new one is more thought-provoking.”

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