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Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos Interview

Posted July 29, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos Interview

Earlier this week, Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos took over the G4 studios for an important announcement about the sci-fi show's monumental influence on the United Nations.

We wrote about his live television interview earlier, where he talked about the United Nations changing its language on the use of word "race' as a cultural determinant. Not only was Battlestar Galactica the first television show invited to speak at the UN, but Olmos's passionate stance on uniting the world together has led the international organization to issue the following from their Durban Review Conference on human rights.

"6. Reaffirms that all peoples and individuals constitute one human family, rich in diversity, and that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights; and strongly rejects any doctrine of racial superiority along with theories which attempt to determine the existence of so-called distinct human races."

Though the UN charter has not officially been amended, Edward James Olmos's fight for social equality on behalf of Battlestar Galactica has clearly stepped beyond the television screen into global politics.

Before Olmos stepped on the Attack of the Show stage, he sat down with our Interactive team for an in-depth conversation about Battlestar Galactica, his follow-up in The Plan, the United Nations, the series' conclusion and Twitter. Get ready, because when the formidable Admiral Adama speaks, you always stop and listen.

Edward James Olmos Exclusive Interview: Battlestar and Race »

You can find Edward James Olmos' original appearance with President Roslin at the United Nations after the jump.


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  • cwhas2godhands

    fyi... starbuck is on the next season of 24

    Posted: August 2, 2009 11:23 AM
  • SkullOne360

    That's the power of Admiral Adama. The character as well as Edward James Olmos are just great icons.

    Posted: July 29, 2009 6:37 PM
  • badexec

    Wow, he is really awesome. This makes me miss BSG so much. I even went and watched the 1978 classic Battlestar Galactica and 1980's Galactica (spin-off/follow-up).

    I really can't wait for The Plan

    Posted: July 29, 2009 3:47 PM
  • deline

    holy thay find earth and people got killed. Battlestar Galactica i miss a few eps or s.
    any way United Nations changing its language on the use of word "race' as a cultural determinant. thay is good i think now it time for my to pown ISA in killzon2.

    Posted: July 29, 2009 1:52 PM
  • Sinnix

    That was a great interview. I'm amazed that, as influential as BSG has been on MY life, they managed to get into the UN and change how the word race is used? That's amazing.

    Posted: July 29, 2009 12:39 PM
  • stormseye

    I love how the guy can be completely well-spoken and eloquent one moment and then get flustered and let out these really silly sounding hyperboles the next moment. Nonetheless, you gotta love his genuine enthusiasm and that his geek flag is flown high. This web interview was much better than the one on AOTS because on AOTS he really did not have enough time to temper his enthusiasm into something more refined and logical.

    Posted: July 29, 2009 11:35 AM