November 12, 2016 – Reposting. WE DID IT, WE CREATED OUR REALITY. LONG LIVE WESTERN CIVILIZATION. THANK YOU GOD.
WE CREATE OUR REALITY
My imagination manifests itself as will, which imposes itself on reality.
SciFiWire (get their feed!!!)
The biggest names behind Battlestar Galactica —stars Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick— sat on a panel in the Economic and Social Council Chamber with UN representatives to explore what the show had to say about world issues over its four-season run. Moderator Whoopi Goldberg led the panel through two hours of discussion that touched on race relations, terrorism, gender equality and a host of other issues.One of the UN reps, Craig Mokhiber, even took the opportunity to say to McDonnell, “Shame on you, President Roslin” for her treatment the Cylons in the show, specifically endorsing the use of torture and using dehumanizing tactics toward them. But it was the person next to her, Olmos, who raised the roof. ..
One of the things I love about Roslin is she kicks ass and takes names and doesnt frak with the safety of the fleet, figures the UN disapproves!!
In the most provocative moment of the evening, Olmos angrily declared to the audience that race and racism are illusory concepts, created by oppressors to encourage hostility toward other cultures. “There is only one race, and that is the human race!” he shouted, before inciting the crowd to chant along with him, “So say we all!” over and over, in a moment that paralleled Commander Adama’s inspirational speech at the end of the BSG pilot.
Taking questions from the audience, Moore and Eick revealed some of their creative process, like how the show’s gender neutrality was a natural consequence of their decision to re-imagine Starbuck as a female character. Moore closed with, “We had [the characters] trying to grapple with really complex moral and ethical dilemmas in the guise of a weekly television series about killer robots in outer space.”
You can see the full video here (sadly, RealPlayer format).