Battlestar Galactica Landing at the UN


In between rescuing Darfur and finding a way to crate peace in the Middle East, diplomats over at the United Nations will welcome some very unusual panelists on March 17th — the team behind the hit TV series Battlestar Galactica. According to reports, the creators and stars of the hit show will appear at the UN for a retrospective of the show’s four seasons as well as a panel discussion on how the series contends with topics such as “human rights, children and armed conflict, terrorism, human rights and reconciliation and dialogue among civilizations and faith.”


“Battlestar” stars such as Mary McDonnell (who plays president Laura Roslin on the show) and Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama) will be in attendance along with executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

Panelists from the UN will include 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.

Moderating the entire showcase will be hard-core Battlestar fan Whoopi Goldberg.

The event is an invitation-only affair — bowing three day’s before the series’ finale in the UN’s Economic and Social Council Chamber. Luckily for Battlestar devotees, the Sci-Fi Network is taping the entire affair and transcripts will be released.

What a relief!


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