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March 19, 2006


So, I finally got around to finishing the season finale of Battlestar Galactica, and...


there they are on New Caprica, and Chief starts rousing his union members with a speech that sounds oddly familiar. And I realize, Hey! That's the speech Mario Savio gave standing on a police car during the Free Speech Movement protests. Any Cal graduate is familiar with that speech -- you'll see it at least once during your time there. And I thought, "Damn! It's pretty cool that that speech has such resonance over such a long period of time."

The power of well chosen words, spoken from the heart.

You can listen to it here. The passage used on BSG begins at 0:59.

Posted by peterme at March 19, 2006 04:22 PM

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Oh thanks for that. I've heard samples of that quote various places and seen it in print, but never attributed. And when I heard the Chief saying it too... well I'm very happy to have the original context.

Having said that, I'm still rather concerned about where exactly BSG is going now...

Posted by: Phineas [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 08:53 AM