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    A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    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.

    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.
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    As if we needed something else to convince that the UN is a farce.

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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    Please tell me this is a joke.
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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    Obviously neither of you have watched BSG. It's the world's #1 sci-fi show for a reason... it deals with relevant global issues. I have friends at several universities in North America, and all of them have professors writing papers about the show right now, one of them for their doctorate. My professor in Vancouver wrote a book about the social policy in the show.

    It's an incredibly rich epic and it makes sense that the way the issues are related in the show would make it into a governmental pannel. Seriously, watch the show.

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    One of the many reasons I detest the bastardized BSG they proffed on us... is proven out by the fact the UN is discussing how the show deals with things... this is all the proof I need BSG got intellectually raped.
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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    The modern remake is a million times better than the original, on so many levels.

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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Obviously neither of you have watched BSG.
    How is that obvious?

    It's the world's #1 sci-fi show for a reason...
    Yes it is.
    How does that make it worthy of the UNs attention?

    Seems to me that the UN should have more insight into the issues presented here than the writers of the show.
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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How is that obvious?
    Because if you had seen it, it wouldn't be such a stretch of the imagination.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yes it is.
    How does that make it worthy of the UNs attention?
    This has already been addressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Seems to me that the UN should have more insight into the issues presented here than the writers of the show.
    Where in the article did it say that the show is informing the UN? It is simply a discussion pannel and a means of dialogue over world issues.

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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Because if you had seen it, it wouldn't be such a stretch of the imagination.
    You lack a deeper understanding of the issue here. I've watched every single BSG episode.

    This has already been addressed.
    Poorly.

    Where in the article did it say that the show is informing the UN? It is simply a discussion pannel and a means of dialogue over world issues.
    And the point here is that the UN should not need to include BSG in a disuccsion about the issues presented.

    Perhaps, in an effort to address world hunger, they'll now talk to Rachel Ray?

    And so, any questions as to the absolutely silly nature of the UN should now be put to rest.

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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    The modern remake is a million times better than the original, on so many levels.
    Whatever, they put Starbuck in a skirt, ruined the premise of the show, and made it a lamer space opera with political overtones. The politics of the show appeals to the UN... that's enough to keep me away.

    Boomer TOS > Boomer remade
    Cylons TOS > Cylons remade
    Starbuck TOS > Starbuck remade
    Adama TOS = Adama remade
    Galactica TOS >>>> Galactica remade.... seriously.
    TOS Sound Track >>>> Remake
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: A 'Battlestar Galactica' panel discussion at the United Nations

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You lack a deeper understanding of the issue here. I've watched every single BSG episode.
    And here come the ad homs.

    I don't lack understanding, I just don't hate the UN like you do, so I'm not taking this with such dire seriousness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    And the point here is that the UN should not need to include BSG in a disuccsion about the issues presented.

    Perhaps, in an effort to address world hunger, they'll now talk to Rachel Ray?
    My impression is that it's a friendly discussion between the show's staff, cast, and UN reps. Who are you to decide what people "need not" do? It's not meant to be about informing the UN on doing their jobs. I am curious though how the whole thing got setup... maybe the big t.v networks pulled some strings via money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman
    And so, any questions as to the absolutely silly nature of the UN should now be put to rest.
    It's just a discussion, get over yourself.

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