Director: Wayne Rose
Cast: Aaron Douglas, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell
Synopsis: Battlestar Galactica ran for four seasons on the SyFy network and is considered by many the best science-fiction television program yet created. Focusing on a fleet of human survivors from a mass genocide, the program explored all manner of personal and political issues. Among those was labor – in this episode from the third season one of the main characters restarts a union by becoming the leader of a strike on a mining ship. “Dirty Hands” explores several facets of labor, most interestingly how unions navigate their relationship to the government and their role in promoting social mobility.