Battlestar Galactica panel discussion at 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.

Double woah is that the panel will be moderated by Whoopi Goldberg, who is a fan of the show.  Also possibly the 14th Cylon. 

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 relayed to the Chicago Tribune. 

All fine and good.  I’d rather be at the Baghdad Theater in Portland tomorrow night for the first part of the Series Finale where Katee Sackhoff will be in attendance.  If you’re local to Stumptown and a fan you may want to make it over as something special/funny is in the works regarding Sackhoff’s appearance. 

Stay Tuned.

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