'Battlestar Galactica' Goes to the UN -- Now with video

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Goes to the UN — Now with video


In what can only be described as a very interesting meeting of life and art, cast members and producers from Battlestar Galactica including Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, visited the United Nations recently as representatives of the Caprica delegation to discuss various issues facing mankind. Previously, the video of this historic meeting was not available. But now, according to the LA Times, it’s going to be very soon.

The UN and SciFi Channel will post the video, in five parts, and the transcript of the entire event at the SciFi website. The historic meeting, which was moderated by BSG fan and Star Trek: The Next Generation alumni Whoopi Goldberg, covered issues such as human rights, children and war, terrorism, and “reconciliation and dialogue among civilizations and faiths.”

I, for one, like the fact that cast members from one of our favorite shows get to be invited somewhere like the UN and are able to express their opinions. Granted, BSG is just a TV show (albeit a really good one) and as such, shouldn’t necessarily be relied upon for some sort of guidance on how to deal with the world’s problems.

However, good ideas that could potentially help solve the world’s problems should be taken from whatever source they come from — even if that source happens to be a geeky SciFi TV show.

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