12:45 pm - 03/10/2009

Battlestar Galactica ... takes over the world.

A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

Over the course of its four seasons, "Battlestar Galactica" has been lauded for its nuanced portrayal of war, faith and morality. Since it debuted six years ago, the Sci Fi drama about a rag-tag space fleet has offered challenging fictional depictions of problems afflicting our planet in the here and now.

And now a discussion of how those very issues have been handled on the show will take place at the United Nations.

On March 17, there will be a "Battlestar" retrospective at the U.N. in New York and a panel discussion of how the show examined issues such as "human rights, children and armed conflict, terrorism, human rights and reconciliation and dialogue among civilizations and faith," according to Sci Fi.

The "Battlestar" contingent on the panel will consist of executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, as well as stars Mary McDonnell (who plays president Laura Roslin on the show) and Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama).

UN representatives on the panel are Radhika Coomaraswamy, special representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict; Craig Mokhiber, deputy director of the New York office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Robert Orr, assistant secretary-general for policy planning, executive office of the Secretary-General.

The panel will be moderated by "Battlestar" fan Whoopi Goldberg.

The invitation-only panel will take place at 7 p.m. March 17 in the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council Chamber, three days before the Sci Fi show's series finale.

A Sci Fi representative says that the network will record the session and a transcript will be made. "Once the content becomes available, we will let the fans know," the representative said.


I personally think that's pretty frakkin badass. And I know I will be weeping like a small child for the next two Fridays.
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hollowpointslug 10th-Mar-2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'd like to fuck the blond even though she's a Cylon. She's uber hott.
buckshotwon 10th-Mar-2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
That's pretty big.
caveat_lect0r 10th-Mar-2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
The second half of this season has been hilariously awful. At least now I won't care when the show ends.
famousdeaths 10th-Mar-2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Wtf are you on about? The two parter is amongst the best episode this show did.
caveat_lect0r 10th-Mar-2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm talking about 4.11-4.18. No two-part episodes in there. The two-part finale may be better, but everything so far in the second half of S4 has been mediocre at best and egregious at worst.
a_way_of_sin 10th-Mar-2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
airings 10th-Mar-2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Lol I have to agree somewhat. Unfortunately :(

However no matter how shitty the episodes get, I'll always love the show :3
mon_starling 11th-Mar-2009 12:34 am (UTC)
It's had its hilarously awful moments (namely Deadlock, but last week's wasn't all that good either) but I still have hopes for the finale. What can I say, I am an optimist.

(also, I am heart-broken to see my show gone. WHAT WILL I WATCH NEXT OH NOES)
mymindsgoneawry 10th-Mar-2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
this is frakking awesome and i am sad i am going to miss it by two days. :(
famousdeaths 10th-Mar-2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Damn, that's kind of awesome.

ONLY TWO MORE EPISODES, YOU GUYS! :( Now which show will make me close my eyes during the credits so I won't get spoiled? lol
katrinar 10th-Mar-2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
a_way_of_sin 10th-Mar-2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
this is made of awesomesauce!
suborbital 10th-Mar-2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
The first two seasons were some of the best TV in history.
bringingupsammy 11th-Mar-2009 01:22 am (UTC)
I wish it could have gotten past the stigma of "SciFi Channel's Battlestar Galactica", and be seen for what it really was.
nonprofit_whore 10th-Mar-2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
my mom is obsessed w/ this show lol
finchburg 10th-Mar-2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
I am very sad BSG is nearly over.
a_way_of_sin 10th-Mar-2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
your icon! lmao
miakun 10th-Mar-2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. YOUR icon. <3
vampiric02 10th-Mar-2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
omglol icon!
groupie_supreme 10th-Mar-2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Just started watching this and am already hooked. Also, that picture ace.
zfishcake15 10th-Mar-2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
This show has been sucking since the second half of season 2
airings 10th-Mar-2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Is is Saturday yet?
jarira 10th-Mar-2009 08:41 pm (UTC)

Jesus Christ, why don't you just fucking kill me ... my head just exploded from the awesome ness
miakun 10th-Mar-2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
I hope there's a way to preview CAPRICA without buying the DVD, I'm curious, but not sure how it's going to roll.

All I care about is that my Agathons are all right, but that DOESN'T SEEM LIKELY TO HAPPEN.

Also, I'd like S1 Starbuck back please and thank you. WTF was with the slapping? STARBUCK PUNCHES BITCHES OUT!
cathartic_prose 10th-Mar-2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I've seen the pilot (albeit, it's a copy without all of the effects in yet so LOL) but it is very good. I mean, it's not BSG, and not as AMAZING as BSG ... but I don't think anything ever will be. It's definitely very intriguing though.

edit: re the slapping LOL I thought the same thing! I said "soooo I guess when Starbuck is really offended she slaps like a little bitch?"

Edited at 2009-03-10 09:12 pm (UTC)
miakun 10th-Mar-2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
I was really mad, because I've been shouting "HIT HIM IN THE FACE" for Gaius all the time this season (really usually when Caprica is nearby, but her verbal smackdown was the best, oh Gauis.)

That's good that it'll be at least near the level of BSG. I find the concept really interesting at least.

What recurring characters are going to be in it?
suborbital 10th-Mar-2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
I thought the exact same thing about the slap! I was like eh? Boy, this reborn Starbuck is a real pansy, huh? She should've knocked that fucker out!

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