Battlestar Galactica and UN

A curious article in the NYT about the presence of Battlestar Galactica's creator at a United Nation meeting:

"Representatives from the Sci Fi Channel approached the United Nations early this year. “They came to us and explained that there were themes common to both the show and the U.N.,” Mr. Brandt said, “and that those themes could be discussed here in a serious manner.” (...) “The show has been a sort of laboratory for the choices and issues real people in governments are making every day,” "

Why do I blog this? curious hint about the importance of fiction and politics.