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The United Nations to discuss Battlestar Galactica

I am not making this up, the link is right here.

"Through its newly established Creative Community Outreach Initiative, the United Nations Department of Public Information and the SCI FI Channel will co-host a panel discussion in connection with the final episode of the Battlestar Galactica television series at 7 p.m., tomorrow, 17 March in the Economic and Social Council Chamber. The discussion will explore some of the themes that are of importance to both the United Nations and the critically acclaimed television show: human rights; terrorism; children and armed conflict; and reconciliation and dialogue among civilizations and faiths.

The panel will be moderated by...Whoopi Goldberg. [...]Mary McDonnell, ...Edward James Olmos, and Battlestar Galactica creators and executive producers...will participate in the panel. Also participating will be Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict; Craig Mokhiber, Deputy Director, New York Office, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, Executive Office of the Secretary-General; and Famatta Rose Osode, Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations".

Can't say I have ever seen it, but the original film was utter dreck.

Maybe the EU will be taking pointers from 'Futurama' next, or Parliament can get carried away over 'Life on Mars'. Could be entertaining.

I suppose the thespians get to polish up their slightly tarnished sense of self-importance, while the UN bods get to hang out with some rather unfashionable C-list actors.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 10:04 am

The new BG is brilliant. Great drama but also covers loads of those kind of "issues". Not sure I would hold a conference about it though...  



Anonymous Geoff said... 3:58 pm

"Creative Community Outreach Initiative"

So is there a workshop dedicated to "Why we should be nice to the killer robots chasing our big spaceships"?

Thought not - we've only got a couple of small spaceships at Area 51.

I did watch some of the new BG, but only because I quite fancied the girl who played a fighterpilot who was a bloke in the original series. Can't remember...BlueEyes, was it Starbuck or Apollo?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:43 pm

Not a huge fan of TV sci-fi - I find the wobbly sets and so on put me off. I hear some of the Star Trek offshoots are quite good, but upon discovering they used the wrong outro music for the first of the breed - the one with Patrick Stewart - I've shunned them.  



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