Thursday, March 19, 2009

March madness

It's that time of year when everyone and their mother has something eloquent (and mostly B.S.,) to say.
On tuesday, the creators of Battlestar Galactica and two of its stars presented at the UN.
Ron Moore and David Eick spoke about how the issues in BSG mirrored the problems we face today.
But it was the passion with which Eddie Olmos spoke against racial divide that really resounded with those in attendance.
Mary McDonnell, infinitely smart and graceful, reminded us all that the leaders decisions were made in desperate times; that being the President doesn't make you exempt from having a conscience.
They spoke about real world problems. Problems no one wants to think about. Because we all like to believe the world is capable of great change.
BSG is a science fiction show. Perhaps one of the last great tv shows ever. It takes its final bow on friday, March 20th, 2009. With it, the many issues regarding war, torture, human rights and equality may fade from the last medium to address these problems. Science ficiton television.
Why didn't they address the UFO/ALIEN agenda? Perhaps it's because BSG is not a show about Aliens. It's a show about humans. About machines striving to be human. If the UN is going to address the ALIEN problem, doesn't it make sense to address the human problem first?

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