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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"V" 2009 TV Series....





For those who remembered the original 1983 mini-series well, I'm pretty sure that by now you're in the know that the 're-imagined' series has just premiered on ABC Network on Nov 3 in the States. The pilot episode is one of four to be shown throughout the month of November and the series will resume in March 2010 after the 2010 Winter Olympics to complete the 13 episode series.


I remembered the struggles of Mike Donovan and gang very well from the original mini series so when I first heard that the whole 'V' franchise was going to be 're-imagined'.....I had my doubts straight away. I mean, why fix something that isn't broken? As a die-hard 'V' fan  (yup, I've even read the 'authorised' follow-up novel by Kenneth Johnson and had watched the DVDs many many times!***geek alert!***), I thought that it would have been better if they had picked up where the original TV series had left off. *SPOILER ALERT*.....you know, the part where Diana planted a bomb on the Leader's spacecraft as The Starchild decided to follow him back to his homeworld?

Who can ever forget the uber-evil Diana? Cold-blooded (literally) and ruthless Visitor officer who wouldn't stop at nothing to pursue her ambitions, ever if it means going against her superiors.



Anyway, let alone the fact that Kenneth Johnson (the creator of the whole 'V' universe) did not authorise the ensuing TV series (the one which proceeded the mini series in 1983), he has absolutely no say in this new 2009 version.

However, I applaud ABC Network's efforts to  recognise the fans of the original series by finding out from them what they remembered most about the original '83 mini series. Among the top responses included "the huge ships, the red uniforms, eating the hamster, the alien baby; and the human-latex masks used to hide the Visitors' true reptilian selves. Top executives at ABC mentioned that "We are well aware of those moments and looking to put our own little spin on them to tip our hat to the old audience."

Well, whatever it is, I look forward for these 4 episodes to be aired in Malaysia (or through bootleg DVDs, whichever first....even though I've already watched the pilot episode on youtube...heheheh..). Let's give it a chance...who knows, it might just recaptured the magic of the original mini series! Revive those magical 80s TV series!! (The A-Team's next by the way!!!)




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10 Comments:

cowboy75 said...
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cowboy75 said...

TV series kegemaranku samasa bebudak dulu, siap suruh bapa aku pasang antena TV3...heheh

darthmental said...

heard about this. can't wait for the series.. and diana too, haha. :P

desmond said...

I thought it is Vendetta..Haha!!

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

altho i'm not really a fan of aliens story and all, but this tv series kinda look promosing.

Rockaholic said...

OLD SKOOL TV series laa.. bila nak ke udara ni?? 1/6 scale cicak tu aku penah jumpa lagi kat sini.. rege jer mcm haram, kalau tidak, mmg lama dah sapu..
Btw, teringat pulak aku si Diana yg sexy teramat masa zaman tu.. bley buat 'bahan'.. hahaha..

Dash MacBastard said...

Loved the original show! Hope the remake is as good as the original.

Kevin said...

New V is better V )

The Rebel said...

I hope this new 'version' rocks too!

>>Hi there Kevin from http://v-series-abs.blogspot.com/...love your blogspot! You're right, at this point, it can be said that the new series is far better than the original version...in terms of screen technology and all....but they did take their cue from the original series...heheheh....

saruman said...

yup, my favourite too! I have the V game cards as well... where did I put them all the nice tv series play cards... only if i knew it will worth very expensive today...