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Old Nov 15, 2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Question V

Anyone watch nuV on ABC?

Or seen the Original 1980's V?

What do you think of ABC's V 2.0?

Or of 1980's V?
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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Re: V

I love the original mini-series and Final Battle. They are, to me, one of the most brilliant SF shows ever made. The short-lived series, not so much.

As for the remake... I haven't seen it yet, but I am a bit concerned, as is always the case with remakes of good stuff. Who knows, it might end up being another BSG, or it may just suffer the fate of most remakes and suck balls.

Time will tell.
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 06:36 AM   #3
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Re: V



I was thinking the same thing Amboy - like "is anybody other than me watching this??" I have never seen the original series, but this show is making me want to go get it. Should I? Should I not?

Anyway - so far, enjoying the show. Im loving the choice of Morena Baccarin as the High Commander, though a part of me wonders if all the compliments to her beauty are also backhanded insults as an underhanded suggestion that she looks reptilian? I definitely think they have shots of her standing particulary still with just her eyes moving, and they are quite eerie and sinister. The point, I guess.



The other thing the jury is still out on is the use of Elizabeth Mitchell (from Lost). I really wanted to like her in Lost, because it seemed she was always always the loser, and I'm nothing if not a sucker for the underdog. However, I'm not sure she's coming across any better in this role - believable, but am I buying what she's selling? Not sure yet.

Finally, just glad Joel Gretsch got back in front of the camera, because what red-blooded woman wouldnt want to look at THAT guy? The cancellation of The 4400 was a sad, sad day for Gretsch fans everywhere.



Plus, he can act. But y'know. Priorities!

Anyway, thoughts?

I was looking up the old show, and ran across something on Wikipedia that suggested that the new show was a censure of the Obama presidency, and that it would be a show that would rankle Dems and please Repubs. I was surprised. The show hardly reminded me of Obama per se - if nothing else, I thought of it as a sort of the paranoid conspiracy theorists take on government, in its entirety. Plus, I like the show, so n'yah!

In fact, it was said in the same article that the original series was a take on the evils of Facism, and this series may be seen as a take on the evils of Religion. They definitley focus more on the religious aspect, rather than governmental conspiracy - to me. In this way, it reminds me of The 4400. Lastly, it doesnt really bother me that they would update the show's plot thematically to make it more relevant. You dont see too many current spy or war movies about the Cold War or Vietnam anymore, do you? Why? Not as relevant. Instead, our spy movies focus on other countries, and our war movies (if not blatantly historical) as well. Social relevancy is pertinent, and I dont have a problem with it.

Other than that, any thoughts on the show?
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Old Dec 13, 2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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Well, finally saw it, and... meh. Left me completely indiferent.
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 02:58 AM   #5
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well, after 3 episodes, seems the show is on hiatus until late spring of 2010. cant be a good sign, and im thinking they're going to cancel it. too bad!
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Old May 7, 2010, 02:11 AM   #6
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You know, I hate to double post, but after seeing the last few eps, I gotta ask: am I the only one getting bored with the plodding pace of plot development? I mean goodness - I found myself repeatedly and in various eps waving my forefinger in that familiar horizontal circle that is the uniform language for "hurry up" or a very bored, very annoyed "cut to the chase."

No really. Cut to the chase. If this is the writer's best foreplay, it cant be good that I'm already bored to tears.

I'm sick of hearing how humans are selling themselves cheap. I'm sick of watching clandestine meetings. I'm sick of seeing Mitchell "almost" get caught at work (I mean, how many times are they going to run that tired plot up the flagpole?) I'm sick of bitter recriminations about lying to family members. I'm sick of everyone and their mother exploring their inner feelings. I'm sick of all these weak second thoughts from doggone MIDDLE-AGED adults who knew what they were getting themselves into. I, even I want to reach into the screen grab somebody, anybody by the throat and tell them to grow a pair and get on with it.

So yeah. I'd like to tell the writers that when we first started seeing each other there was a spark there. But then they kept talking. What a shame.

In other news, I finally figured out where I recognized the High Commander Anna (or Morena Baccarin) from. Its from Firefly!


Never tho't I'd say this, but looks better w/short hair.
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Old May 7, 2010, 01:33 PM   #7
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I actually got bored during the pilot.
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Old May 7, 2010, 02:25 PM   #8
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The minute I saw Monica Baccarin minus those beautiful, dark, silky locks I lost all interest in V.
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Old May 12, 2010, 11:46 PM   #9
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Re: V

I'm a fan of long hair myself, as its a rare woman that can rock a do that short and still exude that level of femininity. (INTERMISSION: Not really relevant, I know, but I've been fixated on female hair choices since I lost my entire head of hair to an illness in 12/2008 - its finally grown back out to shoulder length. 4-5 more inches and I'll be back to normal! So my hair is the subject of much discussion for everyone that remotely knew me before "the great chop." They're fixated on my hair, I'm fixated on everyone's hair. )

It's amazing how a little thing like a hairstyle can change a person's entire appearance. In this case, Baccarin was younger during Firefly as well, and you can tell. I think they went for short to express power. In Firefly, however, she was a high-class escort. Ynow. A hooker. The long tresses flowing wild and free attract the appropriate attention.
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Old May 13, 2010, 04:09 AM   #10
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nice to see Hobbes finally get some real face time, and its about time they let him the big mean terrorist come out and play. my supposition, though, is that they are going to pull a Guerrero from Human Target on his latest antics, and make him be the good guy pretending to be bad to get the drop on the real bad guys.

Unless they dont, and then he'll just be another character to hate. And finally "Erica" is shaping up like she's going to start playing politics with the big girls, so here's hoping. Maybe, just maybe....we'll get some movement on this little tale.

I just want to jump to the run and gun part.
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