March 19, 2009

Battlestar panel at the United Nations

This week the U.N. hosted a discussion panel called "Battlestar Galactica: A Retrospective" to talk about how the show deals with serious issues that are very real in today's world -- human rights, terrorism, crimes against children, cultural divide, etc.

You can watch the entire two-hour video by clicking here - it's the archived video for March 17th (or I believe this link works too).

I just finished watching the panel and it's pretty interesting. A lot of great and thoughtful things are said. There are a few awkward moments (especially toward the beginning - I don't think Whoopi was the best choice for moderator) and EJO spazzes out a couple times (ya gotta love how passionate he gets - who else can start yelling "so say we all" in the U.N. and receive applause?). But it's worth checking out. There's some good, intelligent conversation. And it's cool that BSG's achieved a level of recognition where events like this can even take place. ... Ah luv mah show... *sniffle*

Needless to say, I will NOT be working tomorrow night. I will be taking a Couchpotatostar Vacationica.

(Scanned from TV Guide)