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Occupation, Iraq? What Ron Says

by How to Watch Television

This clip from the DVD release of season 3 of Battlestar Galactica features audio commentary from Ron Moore, originally released as a podcast when the episode first aired. As Suzanne Scott writes in her essay in How to Watch Television, ancillary content like podcasts and webisodes tend to "fill in the gaps" that previously inspired transformative fan culture. Here, Moore (with help from his wife) "fills in" listener/viewers on decisions made to use footage shot for different segments and episodes into the scene, and also argues that the Cylon "Occupation" should not be understood as his political commentary on Iraq. Rather, he says, it is drawn from the writers' historical knowledge about various incidents in the past. Thus, it can be argued that the commentary works to limit viewers' reading of the episode and encourage "affirmational fandom" preoccupied with authorial intent.

Battlestar Galactica: Occupation with Moore Commentary

This clip from Occupation, the season 3 premiere, of Battlestar Galactica includes commentary from Moore's podcast for the episode.

from Battlestar Galactica (2008)
Creator: SyFy/Ron Moore
Posted by How to Watch Television