The Sci-Fi Channel's pseudo-original show Battlestar Galactica came to an end a bit ago. However, the actors don’t seem to acknowledge that not only is their 15 minutes of fame over, but their exploits were purely fictional.
And they’re not the only ones. The United Nations also can’t seem to distinguish fantasy from reality (an ongoing problem for this governing body). A few weeks ago the UN invited Battlestar Galactica’s cast to the UN headquarters in New York City, where—it just keeps getting better—Whoopi Goldberg moderated the discussion panel where the actors took all the foreign policy experience they have gathered while traipsing around a soundstage fighting fictional robots and advised the UN on politics and war.
I’m not saying Battlestar Galactica didn’t raise thought-provoking questions about human nature. But really, does it merit a testimony before the UN? If the UN wants someone’s thoughts about a war, why not bring in a soldier who actually fought one rather than actors who pretended to fight a war? These are the people we want to decide whether we can defend ourselves?
However, if the United Nations honestly wants to look to a sci-fi show about fighting a war, this would be my suggestion.