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Standing in a United Nations chamber before a table covered in placards for each of the 12 Battlestar Galactica colonies, Edward James Olmos delivered a stirring speech that led a crowd of reporters and students to join in a chant of "So say we all," one of the key phrases from the show. It could have been a stirring moment in the series finale - but the moment was real. Olmos, along with costar Mary McDonnell and executive producers Ron Moore and Dave Eick, spoke at the U.N. Tuesday about issues on the show that also face the organization, including racism, human rights, terrorism, children and armed conflict, reconciliation and more. The View cohost Whoopi Goldberg moderated the event, which included speeches by three special guests from the U.N. and questions from an eager and engaged audience. It was hard not to feel the fan love in the room - including from Goldberg herself. "It's such an honor to be here at the U.N., and to be here with a show that I believe is probably one of the best-written shows on television - on a station that I love and adore and watch all the time." One goal was to encourage about 100 high school students who attended from schools around New York City to find solutions to pressing global issues. Olmos applauded the students and urged their generation to reject the idea of race. "You're a hundred champions right now who are going to go out and understand this - the adults in this room will never understand it - they'll never be able to stop using the word 'race' as a cultural determinate. "There is no such thing as the Latino race," he added. "There is only one race, and that's what the show brought out - that's the human race." So say we all. Battlestar Galactica's two-hour finale airs on Friday at 9 pm/ET. Source here
Sci-Fi chose their upfront event to screen the much-anticipated finale of their hit series Battlestar Galactica , introduce new shows and formally reveal their new name, SyFy. Here are some of the highlights of the evening: Battlestar Galactica The evening began with the screening of the two-hour Galactica finale, "Daybreak - Part 2." Executive producer Ron Moore made reporters and critics raise their right hands and promise not to reveal any spoilers until it airs on Friday (10 pm/ET). We will abide by this promise, but say the show's bow is stunning, action-packed and quite emotional. Ghost Hunters Jason and Grant were good enough to name their "can't miss" episodes for TVGuide.com this season. They feature the creepy, old, abandoned Essex County Hospital and a Titanic exhibit with some reported spooky activity at the Georgia Aquarium. To raise the stakes - and the hairs on the back of your neck - the network is airing the Titanic episode on the anniversary of the ship's demise, April 15. We also couldn't resist asking if the boys minded being spoofed last year by Supernatural, and if they would be up for a cameo on the show. "We don't take ourselves seriously," said Grant. Jason echoed the sentiment, saying, "We'd love to... we think those guys are great and we'd love to meet them!" Stargate Universe Robert Carlyle told TVGuide.com that the network's third installment of the Stargate franchise was much darker than its predecessors, but assured us the show will have the audience hooked immediately. "There are three deaths and a suicide within the first few hours." When we asked if he thought the show's tone was influenced by the success of Battlestar Galactica, he said, "I would hope so. It's such a magnificent piece of work. ... I think [Universe] is very, very well written. ... It's certainly about survival. I think this is the point where (executive producer) Robert Cooper has said, 'We've done a lot of alien stuff, so let's concentrate on people.'" Eureka We were lucky enough to snag a few minutes with Eureka's charming leading man, Colin Ferguson, who informed us that this is the "season of love" on the series. It includes a "hot" new love interest for his character, Carter, played by Veronica Mars ' Jamie Ray Newman. It also includes the return of Henry's love, Kim Anderson (Tamlyn Tomita). Colin said that he and Jamie have "fanastic chemistry" and that their scenes were a blast to film. Previews of Caprica and Warehouse 13 Battlestar fans who may be weeping over the show's end were told that they would find solace in the intense character drama Caprica. The powers that be claimed that you will still be intrigued by Caprica "without ever having scene an episode of its sibling, Battlestar Galactica." The other new vehicle for the net is Warehouse 13, starring Eddie McClintock (Sully from Bones) and Joanne Kelly (The Dresden Files). They play two secret service agents assigned to protect a top-secret storage facility in barren South Dakota. It houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. From the preview, it looks like one part X-Files, one part Moonlighting, with a dash of Eureka for effect. Source here
This week, we can't wait for: The 2 hour Kings premiere! Some will love it and some will hate it, but I'd advise you all to give the first episode of new series Kings, Goliath, a shot. It stars the incomparable Ian McShane and is definitely different from everything else currently on TV. Series finale of Kyle XY ! It isn't so much excitement I feel that this ABC Family series will be prematurely concluding, but I couldn't not include it in a list of the week's highlights. Will the series answer all of the lingering questions? Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill return to The CW ! It has been well over a month and we have been missing our favorite Upper East Siders and Tree Hill residents. Both series finally return this week with new episodes; look for the return of Leighton Meester's real life boyfriend Sebastian Stan (also now appearing in Kings) to reappear on Gossip Girl. Judy Greer on House ! I haven't been watching House regularly this season, but I might just tune in to catch guest star Judy Greer and a premise involving...a magical cat that can predict disease a death. Not a joke. Watch preview Scrubs returns with new episodes! I have to tell you, I can't quite understand what ABC has been doing with Scrubs. They went to all of the trouble to buy it, only to air a bunch of episodes in a clump and then show reruns for weeks. Needless to say, a new episode is finally back this week on a new night...Wednesday! Better Off Ted debuts on ABC! Another day, another new show premiere! Is Better Off Ted going to be ABC's answer to NBC's quirky work comedy duo of The Office and 30 Rock ? Judging by the previews, looks like Ted could be hilarious...or downright terrible. I'm curious to find out, and either way, it's nice to see frequent guest star Jay Harrington ( Private Practice ) get a shot at his own show. Barack Obama on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno ! Yeah, you read right. President Obama will be appearing as a guest on Thursday night's Tonight Show on NBC. This will be the first time ever that a current president has appeared as a guest on a late night program. Premiere of Party Down on Starz! From the creator of Veronica Mars , this is sure to be the show that puts Starz on the map as a provider of original programming. It's a winning premise: struggling actors form a catering company to pay the bills. It also has a winning cast, including guest appearances by multiple Mars alums. Premiere is already on starz.com if you can't wait! Episode 6 of Dollhouse ! It's the one we've been waiting for! Joss Whedon swears it. So does series star Eliza Dusku. If you've made it this far and haven't given up on Dollhouse yet, it only gets better from here...! Series finale of Battlestar Galactica ! I can't believe that the time has already come. Let's hope that this one goes out more like Six Feet Under (my personal favorite-ever series finale) than The L Word . What are you most excited for?
On April 21, the prequel to Battlestar Galactica , Caprica , will be released on DVD (you can pre-order it on Amazon). Until then, I thought I would share not only the DVD box art (above), but also some pictures (thanks to Yahoo! Movies). Caprica will be stars Eric Stoltz (Mask, Pulp Fiction), Esai Morales ( Jericho , NYPD Blue ), Paula Malcomson ( Deadwood ER ) and Polly Walker ( Cane , Rome ). The Caprica series will premiere in 2010 on the Sci Fi Channel. Caprica Synopsis: Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families and their patriarchs - Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) - as they compete and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics. To See More Pics Click Here .
'Galactica have seen a lot of history, gone through a lot of battles. This will be her last,' said in the preview of 'Battlestar Galactica' March 20 finale. Read more.
* Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (8 pm/ET Fox) The good news for the Connor clan is that they no longer have to figure out what to do with Riley - Jesse was kind enough to fatally shoot her in the last episode. The bad news is that they now have to figure out what to do with Cameron since they think she whacked Riley. Between dealing with the murder of his girlfriend and weighing the fate of his killing-machine roommate, it looks like John's going to suffer some growing pains. * ''' Wife Swap (8 pm/ET ABC) The series marks its 100th episode with a novel swap. Two families from previous episodes, selected by viewers, return to trade again. A mom who believes she has special powers (psychic ability, the power to speak to the dead and control the weather) swaps families with one devoted to empirical science and chasing violent storms. The children of the two families exchange their thoughts at a kids' table meeting. l * Jockeys (9:30 pm/ET Animal Planet ) The first season races to the finish tonight at the Breeders' Cup Classic as this up-close-and-personal look at the lives of jockeys, young and old, comes to an end. Hall of Famer Mike Smith hopes to win big on Zenyatta. Victory would earn the undefeated filly the "Horse of the Year" title and add to Smith's superstar status. Will experience triumph over youth in this unpredictable annual race? * Numb3rs (10 pm/ET CBS) Larry enlists the help of the Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol and Jordan Farmar in an extreme effort to end CalSci's lengthy losing streak in basketball. But the real focus in this perplexing hour is whether a condemned mob boss committed the murder for which he is about to be executed. The death-row resident confessed to the homicide and still claims responsibility, even though new evidence strongly suggests otherwise. It leads to a moral dilemma for the team: Should they attempt to exonerate one of the most dangerous men in the mob? * Battlestar Galactica (10 pm/ET Sci Fi) One of the coolest things about Edward James Olmos is the man's voice: When he belts out a command or gives his people a pep talk, it resonates and sounds positively credible. It's a trait that comes in handy tonight as Admiral Adama solicits volunteers for what may very well be a suicide mission in Part 1 of "Daybreak." Source here
Airing this Friday March 13 at 10pm on Sci Fi. To Watch The Sneak Peek Click Here . Source here
Another great week of television is upon us! 10 things we are most excited for: 1. The L Word finishes up its run! - Loved it or hated it , we've got to single out the "Last Word" for groundbreaking Showtime series The L Word . Still holding out hope for that spinoff? 2. Breaking Bad Season 2 Premiere! - You might have glossed over this show's quick 7 episode first season, but Bryan Cranston's Emmy-award winning performance makes this one that you definitely don't want to miss! 3. Guest star mania on How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory ! Laura Prepon hits up HIMYM as Ted's ex-girlfriend and Summer Glau hits up Big Bang as herself! 4. Premiere of Dancing with the Stars ! I was never a DWTS enthusiast, but the Olympics-nut that I was...I can't wait to see little Shawn Johnson put on her dancing shoes! Steve Wozniak should be a hoot as well. 5. Nathan Fillion returns to TV in Castle ! Guest starring in Desperate Housewives was a start, but we all know that Nathan Fillion deserves his own show! 6. South Park returns! South Park returns Wednesday night with an episode promising to skewer those slightly obnoxious Jonas Brothers and their purity rings... 7. Chopping Block premieres on NBC! Yeah, it looks like a cheap knock off of every other cooking show on TV, but its high time NBC introduces its own spin on the food theme, so we're willing to give this a shot! 8. Smallville and Supernatural return to The CW! - It's about damn time...am I right? Look for Tori Spelling's return to Smallville as Linda Lake. 9. Old Friends visit the ER ! - Eriq La Salle pays his dues this week as ER continues its swan song. Noah Wyle's (Dr. Carter) guest starring run also continues. Oh, and though only rumored...one word: Clooney. 10. It's the beginning of the end for Battlestar Galactica ! - This Friday marks the first part of SciFi's sure-to-be-epic conclusion of BSG. It's a can't miss! What can't you wait for on TV this week?
This issue hits streets Thursday 3/12 and is chock full of cast interviews and a Ron Moore interview. Read Special Excerpts With a RDM Ending Teaser