Well, this is big news in the Realm of Geekdom. It’s also news in human rights. On March 17th, the cast and crew of “Battlestar Galactica” spoke at the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council Chamber. Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama) attended, as well as President Laura Roslin (President Roslyn). Whoopi Goldberg was also there, but I have no idea why (she’s not on the show), but she’s was on “Star Trek” so I guess it’s OK.
Anyway, on to the point. Edward James Olmos is a great man, and I don’t mean Admiral Adama, I mean Edward James Olmos. Here’s a clip of him speaking at the UN on the subject of race, and how we are all one race–the human race. It’s topped off with him literally yelling “So say we all!” (a tag line of the BSG). Check it out.
If you’re like me and feel left out because you were not invited to the United Nations, you can watch the entire 2 hour event itself! It’s available from the UN website in RealMedia streaming format. I know that sucks, but it is what it is. Click here to load the video, but make sure you have RealMedia player installed.