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Battlestar Gay-lactica?

Topics: Popular Media | Add A CommentBy admin | November 25, 2008

Who didn’t see this on their Lt. Gaydar?

Before anyone starts identifying me as some smellibate, basement-dwelling gamer for talking about Battlestar Galactica, get with the program. Even if you’re not a fan of Sci-Fi, you owe it to yourself to check out one of the highest quality productions on television in a long time. The production values are theater-worthy, the acting is mostly very solid, the story arc is well developed, and, well, it’s kind of saucy, too. Start with the pilot and move forward until it almost jumps the shark in season three with the contrived boxing match episode, then skip a few episodes and pick back up at the beginning of season four. Which will bring you up to speed enough to watch the upcoming webisodes in which they reveal which of the long-running characters is gay. Yes, partly a cheap marketing plan, but also a pretty hip and daring move for a show whose fan-base is probably the homophobic smellibate type I mentioned earlier. Existing viewers, this may be a spoiler so read on at risk: in spite of the fact that many are dreaming that it’s Apollo, rumor has it  that it’s Lt. Felix Gaeta, otherwise already known by fan boys as “Lt. Gaydar”.Why wasn’t it a bigger deal when they did the lesbian thing?