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.
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).
And commenters for the win:
Likely lectures and lecturers
A new method of population control, by Caprica-Six
Humane and environmental disposal of unlawful enemy combatants, by Laura Roslin
Genocide as a rational response to personal identity issues, by John Cavill
I’ve always thought Zarek and John Bolton would get along well.