Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: ***There Be Spoilers Here*** – Vikings on The History Channel

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Katie (@bunnums)
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I’m fascinated by looking at the interplay of faith and culture and how that shapes history and gives historical context. There are astoundingly few tv shows and movies that do those explorations, and even fewer who can do it well without sounding preachy and/or dogmatic, or alienating viewers of different faiths (whether intentional or not). So most productions simply stay away.

Vikings does it really well. So did Battlestar Gallactica (Ron’s version). I’m not sure I can think of another example. But even so, the reviews and the media around Vikings (and BSG, actually) don’t discuss the treatment of faith in the shows, even though it’s clearly a large part of the canon. It’s still very much a taboo subject.

Katie