Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"V" is Back

"V" is Back - this time on ABC and an update retelling of Aliens who appear as human in the beginning, but are really lizards in human disguise who wants to use humans as livestock. Oh, and in the original mini-series of the same name(created by Kenneth Johnson back in 1984); they also need our water.

But doing some websurfing today before going to visit some friends tonight for the broadcast of this new version, I came across this story in the Chicago Tribune, written by Glenn Garvin; 'V' aims at Obamamania. Take a look at the first two paragraphs:

Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.

The news media swoons in admiration -- one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: "Why don't you show some respect?!" The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader's origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: "Embracing change is never easy."

Glenn Garvin states later on in his article the following: 'it's also a barbed commentary on Obamamania that will infuriate the president's supporters and delight his detractors.' I will cross link this to my other blog as well - The Shanks Dimension (http://www.theshanksdimension.com/).

This new version of "V" is suppose to focus on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security officer who has a son that just loves the idea of working with the aliens. And like in the original V, there will be other story lines as well. This might very well turn into another "V" tv series. If it does, lets hope it gets the same type of revamp that "Battlestar Galactica" got.

Image above is of the 'new' Vistor's vessels arriving on earth.

UPDATE: Now having viewed the first episode of the new (possible) TV series, the main complaint I heard my fellow viewers talk about was the fast pace of 'discovering' the aliens true nature. Also, the character of Erica Evans is a FBI agent. And her partner - it turns out - is one of the aliens who have been here on earth for years. As in part of a 5th column type agent.

I will also add that the "motherships" hovering over Earth's major cities are now shown to be like triangle shape colony ships.
Ref. Chicago Tribune, November 3, 2009. "'V' aims at Obamamania" by Glenn Garvin. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-tc-tvcolumn-v-1102-1103nov03,0,7062976.story).

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