"Historical dramas have a lot in common with science fiction when you consider how alien/exotic the settings might seem to a contemporary audience. As a kind of squeakquel to the Arthur C. Clarke maxim; “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” I’d like to assert that any sufficiently different set of social mores in a historical context is indistinguishable from an alternate universe. Consider the following bizzaro dimension: limited electricity, paranoia related to class struggles, shifting loyalties, and rigid caste system. Could it be Battlestar Galactica? Yes, But it’s also Downton Abbey!
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posted by Blasdelb
on May 7, 2012 -
Eddie destroys the ship.
Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica podcasts
have been discussed before, but the most recent one
contains a gem. At the end of the episode Maelstrom
, Edward James Olmos
("Eddie" to his friends on the set) lashes out in an unscripted, improvised, emotional moment, destroying a sailing ship model that had been a frequent prop on the set. Turns out the ship ... ahem
... wasn't a prop, but an extremely valuable museum piece.
posted by frogan
on Mar 6, 2007 -