BSG 3.16 Dirty

Battlestar Galactica 3.16 Dirty Hands (2007-02-25)

After an accident nearly kills President Roslin, Tyrol defies Adama to demand safer working conditions throughout the fleet – and makes himself the rallying point for a strike.


Unusually, for an American show they take on unionization. After the setup and conflict, resolution appears to be just happen without consequence.

What’s surprising is the manual labour that takes place in this future society. It’s my usual complaint about sci-fi shows, where is the robotics and mechanization. Even how we are more advanced than the manufacturing process depicted in the episode.