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Constructing a Transmedia Universe : The Case of Battlestar Galactica (2021)

Koistinen, A.-K., Koskimaa, R., & Välisalo, T. (2021). Constructing a Transmedia Universe : The Case of Battlestar Galactica. WiderScreen, Early online. http://widerscreen.fi/numerot/ajankohtaista/constructing-a-transmedia-universe-the-case-of-battlestar-galactica/

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All authors or editors: Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa; Koskimaa, Raine; Välisalo, Tanja

Journal or series: WiderScreen

eISSN: 1795-6161

Publication year: 2021

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Filmiverkko ry

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://widerscreen.fi/numerot/ajankohtaista/constructing-a-transmedia-universe-the-case-of-battlestar-galactica/

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77891

Additional information: This article will be re-published on WiderScreen extra issue, December 2021.


In this article, we define a ‘transmedia universe’ as encompassing the complexity of transmedia storytelling, production and consumption. In doing so, we use the popular science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica as a case study, including both the original and reimagined versions of the series and their various intramedia and transmedia, narrative and non-narrative, and diegetic and non-diegetic expansions. Moreover, we look beyond the official productions of the Battlestar Galactica franchise and include, for example, user-generated content within its transmedia universe.

Keywords: science fiction series; science fiction (literature); science fiction games; transmedia; fandom; content production

Free keywords: Battlestar Galactica; transmedia storytelling; transmedia universe; transmedial world; user-generated content

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