Monday, October 13, 2008

Female President

As you know by now, I am endlessly fascinated by Battlestar Galactica. One of the aspects that I think is so genius is that, before Senator Clinton or Governor Palin were even an issue in the American consciousness, Ron Moore and company were already tackling the issue in Mary McDonnell's character of Laura Roslin , who finds herself suddenly thrust into the role of President of the Colonies.* Here's is a very brief part of a much larger interview of the cast where McDonnell talks about her thoughts on the character, and how she relates to the world around us today:

*Remember that SF cognitively estranges our world in order for the writer(s) to act as social critics via metaphorization. Roslin is from Caprica, which codes as Washington D.C. and as New York, simultaneously.

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