This is the last episode in the Battlestar Galactica triptych. Eugenia and Gerri discuss while a science fiction show can just be entertainment, once in a while it can also contribute to changing the world and they don’t mean that in a fictional sense! Battlestar Galactica made it to the United Nations (Google it), where they talked about the “races of the world” or in their opinion just one race, “the human race”. This was one of the underlying themes of the series and one that is very dear to the heart of Eugenia and Gerri’s interviewee in this episode. Yes, they have an interview with none other than Admiral Adama, the wonderfully talented Edward James Olmos himself, (but you knew that because you saw the picture above)! In this episode they discuss the issues that are raised in their interview with Edward James Olmos (Yes they do like to keep saying it, because well it is Edward James Olmos, if you interviewed him you would keep saying it to!) and their impressions of the show. Its conclusion and of course the meaning of what it is to be a human. They thank Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel Midford, from Lionel Midford Publicity http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Edward.
This is the second episode of Gerri and Eugenia’s triptych about the reimagined series Battlestar Galactica. Science Fiction television shows have long been able to look at modern societies and take issues that are current and work these into their story lines. They can discuss conflict, religion and war more openly than contemporary television shows because if it is an alien doing it, then it is not these people or that political group. BSG does just that and is a continuation of a tradition that can be seen in some of the episodes from Classic Star Trek. It takes on this view much more than the original series and of course in this incarnation the “baddies” were created by the human race in their own image, so to speak and the aim of this creation is to replace the originals as the next upgrade is better than the last. BSG has taken many elements from ancient religions such as the Greek and Roman gods to the Abrahamic religions of today and used them as aids to tell a story of conflict and difference. So, you think that this may be a bit deep, well yes and no, as always Gerri and Eugenia love the show and talk about some of the issues raised. However, they also have an interview with Tahmoh Penikett, who played Karl Agathon, otherwise known as “Helo” named after Helios, the god of the sun. Did you know that he is the son of an ex Canadian Premier? They thank Daniel from Supanova Expo http://www.supanova.com.au and Lionel Midford, from Lionel Midford Publicity http://www.lionelmidfordpublicity.com for the chance to interview Tahmoh.