Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

Oh how I wish I could've been at the Battlestar Galactica UN Summit yesterday! Frak how geeky ridiculous crazy cool it sounds. There's a report from someone who was there at io9 and I swear this is some craziness:

"At one point the discussion lit a fire under the Admiral, and the talk of human rights turned personal for Edward James Olmos. The "Old Man" launched into a passionate speech about casting off the idea of race as a cultural determinant, and said we were one race, the human race. His voice echoed throughout the chamber growing louder until - I kid you not - he was yelling, "So Say We All," and the crowd answered right back. Hell, even I yelled it, I was in the fraking United Nations with Adama, the gods themselves could not have stopped this moment. It was surreal - the entire audience turned into one massive optimistic/role-playing/saddened goosebump, because who knows when we'll ever hear those words again? And then we were doubly geeked out when, as if on cue, Mary McDonnell turned to Olmos and put her hand on his cheek."

Can you imagine? I... can you imagine? Bonkers, that. Straight out surreal-ass bonkersness.


ScottE. said...

OMG...I'm sitting at my desk at work geeking out about the thought of being frakkin' awesome!

Stacie Ponder said...


I read a little interview with Michael Hogan and they asked him what the most memorable scene from the series is for him. He called out that early funeral scene, where Adama gets everyone shouting "So say we all". Apparently they were all only supposed to say it once, but the way the group said it, it sounded anemic so Olmos kept yelling it and pumping them up- and that's the way the scene plays out.