'Battlestar Galactica' at the UN: A night of geekery, human rights, and fantastic curtains | PopWatch Blog | EW.com
Apparently someone decided that the guys over grom Galactica should address the UN. It sounds fairly loopy, but Robert Orr, the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning said, "You've got people thinking about issues that we try and get people thinking about every day." and that does make sense.
For years Science Fiction (and Fantasy as a whole) has had stories that tackled various social issues in a way that made them approachable. The current version of Battlestar Galactica has put many issues in front of its viewers - from torture, to martial law, morality when people are pushed to their limits, government styles, and even what does it mean to be human - when you can't tell the difference between man and machine, what is the difference?
An article is at 'Battlestar Galactica' at the UN: A night of geekery, human rights, and fantastic curtains | PopWatch Blog | EW.com, though the linked video is currently down.