Battlestar Galactica

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Introduction

The original Battlestar Galactica was on the air one season, from 1978 to 1979. The fandom started up quickly. By 1980, Star Trek fen had migrated to, among other fan fiction communities, this one. In doing so, they brought with them publishing traditions, critique habits and their terminology.

Going to another fandom during the early 1980s, the same demographics of other media fandoms are there: middle class, female and white. The Battlestar Galatica fandom of the same period made it very clear to fen that they might be writing stories with m/m characters but that fen needed to remember, were indoctrinated in the idea that the characters, while being written in m/m relationships, were still fundamentally heterosexual.

During the 1980s, multi-fandom fandom zines were circulating. If a fan wanted to read a story from their particular fandom, they may well have to read the story in a zine that contained stories outside their fandom. According to Langley, this would often gateway fans into other communities, creating in them an interest that would lead them to seek out the source material. This would help a number of fandoms including Battlestar Galactica, Blake's 7, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, Man from UNCLE, Star Trek, Star Wars and others.

From 1984 to 1988, personal computers, aided by their word processing programs, started to have an impact on the publication of fanzines. They, along with the growth of coping services, led to a growth in the number of fanzines and created a situation where more fen could produce their own, high quality fanzines. (Langley) By 2001, the community was present on-line. Battlestargalacticafanclub, a Battlestar Galactica mailing list for discussion of the original show and posting of fan fiction, was founded on September 7 of this year.

The Canon

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Terminology

Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.

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Timeline

Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan community.

2001

  • On March 22, 2001, the mailing list milliways-L was created for the posting of science fiction related fan fiction and discussion. Fandoms represented included several fandoms including this one. [1]

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

  • On January 16, 2009, the Battlestar Galactica season premiere aired on the Sci-Fi Channel.[7]

Kerfluffles

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2009

In October 2009, there was a very minor kerfluffle in the battlestar_blog community on LiveJournal over a Maxim cover featuring actors Grace Park and Tricia Helfer. Members argued over the amount of photoshopping done on the cover and whether that increased or decreased the actors' "hotness".[8] The argument was reported on sf_drama.[9]

Influential fanworks

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Fandom members

See also Category:Battlestar Galactica fans.

Fandom size

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External links

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Sources

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