‘Battlestar Galactica’s’ UN visit goes online

April 13, 2009 | 8:52 p.m.

We’ve heard a lot about the “Battlestar Galactica” crew — specifically Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick — being invited to the United Nations to discuss real world issues, but unless you were one of the privileged few, you didn’t get to see it.  Now you can.

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The UN and SciFi will post video (in 5 parts) and the entire transcript of the event at http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/home.html.  The panel, moderated by avowed “BSG” fan and “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg, touched on issues involving human rights, children and war, terrorism, and “reconciliation and dialogue among civilizations and faiths.”

Along with the Caprica delegation, real political figures took part in the talks, including Radhika Coomaraswamy (special representative of the secretary-general for children and armed conflict), Craig Mokhiber (deputy director, New York Office, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights), Robert Orr (assistant secretary-general for policy planning, Executive Office of the Secretary) and Famatta Rose Osode (minister and deputy permanent representative, Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations).

The importance of the series was apparently not lost on the world at large, and if you missed the finale, you can watch it here.

For those of you needing a fix until “Caprica” arrives, here’s a promo for “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan.”

– Jevon Phillips

Photo: Peter Foley / EPA

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