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dc.contributor.authorHowell, Charlotteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-24T19:03:28Z
dc.date.available2021-11-24T19:03:28Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationC. Howell. 2016. "This Show Was Religious?!: Online Reactions to Religion in Lost and Battlestar Galactica Finales." Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp. 297 - 314. https://doi.org/10.1163/21659214-90000083
dc.identifier.issn2165-9214
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/43408
dc.description.abstractAs the American populace is increasingly identifying as non-religious, religious representation is surprisingly also increasing on television, leading many to discuss the limits and boundaries of acceptable representations of religion through the cultural forum of television. The series finales of Lost and Battlestar Galactica serve as a particular pair of case studies I place in discussion with each other about religious-representational and generic concerns. Online reactions in discussion forums or comment sections to the religious elements in these finales generally occur in one of two ways: negative reactions that set the religious endings in opposition to the genre expectations viewers had for the shows or generally positive reactions that focus on the religious themes as successful affective tools that provided adequate or at least justified narrative closure. In both discursive strains, the tone was overwhelmingly respectful and occasionally aware that those entering into the discussions were engaging in larger cultural debates, providing one site of exploring the changing role of religion in popular television through a study of expectations of science fiction narratives and their conclusions.en_US
dc.format.extentpp. 297 - 314en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture
dc.rightsThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectBattlestar Galacticaen_US
dc.subjectTelevisionen_US
dc.subjectReligionen_US
dc.subjectFandomen_US
dc.subjectLost (television series)en_US
dc.titleThis show was religious?!: Online reactions to religion in Lost and Battlestar Galactica finalesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/21659214-90000083
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Communicationen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Communication, COM DEPT OF FILM & TELEVISIONen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2016
dc.identifier.mycv284459


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