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V 80's cult fav to be remade by ABC.

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by cj9788, May 18, 2009.

  1. cj9788

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    "New dramas include: Scott Peters’ re-imagining of Kenneth Johnson’s sci-fi classic, V; The Forgotten, created by Mark Friedman and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television; Happy Town, from the Life on Mars [US] team of Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg, and David Hemingson’s The Deep End.

    V, the alien invasion series, features a TV all-star cast: Elizabeth Mitchell [Lost], Morena Baccarin [Firefly], Morris Chestnut [The Perfect Holiday], Joel Gretsch [The 4400], Scott Wolf [Everwood, Party of Five], Lourdes Benedicto [Cashmere Mafia, The Nine],and Logan Huffman [Lymelife]."

    http://eclipsemagazine.com/television/9716/

    I remember the original V on NBC back in 83. I loved it then and am eager to see a new take on it.

    The Alphabet net has some interesting new shows!
     
  2. pfp

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    same here!
     
  3. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    Great news about V, but potentially ominous news for Juliette on Lost!
     
  4. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

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    I didnt even think about that. Although a show like Lost always seems to find story lines for the dead characters.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I loved this show when I was a teenager, but I wonder how it will translate for a more jaded and smarter crowd.
     
  6. jodyguercio

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    I remember watching the original as well or at least I think I do ( I would've been 11 when it was first on ). The CG will definitely be better than the rubber skin they used back then.
     
  7. djlong

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    I was enthralled by the original back in 1983 (I was 21). I rewatched it sometime last year and couldn't believe how bad it was. It was the WAY over-the-top soap-opera stuff. Every cast member already had deep previous connections to everyone else, or so it seemed. Like in all of L.A., they could only get one "clique" involved in everything.

    A little bit of that, here and there, is ok. And I certainly like the *development* of relationships during a series (I hate the Big Red Reset Button), but this was just TOO much..
     
  8. 4HiMarks

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    I was 25 when it was on, and the question I have to ask is Why? It was terrible. Once you know the aliens are really lizards with human masks that want to enslave instead of help us, there isn't really much to the show anymore.

    I'd like to see a remake of a show from the 60's called Invasion, I think, where the aliens were hidden among us in minor positions of power (sheriff, prosecutor, mayor, etc.) and only one guy even knew we were under attack. He'd go from one small town to another trying to defeat them and convince others to join him.

    The only way you could tell they were aliens was something about the joints of their fingers.
     
  9. dhhaines

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    I thought this show was okay when it aired back in the 80's. But seeing it again a couple years ago I thought it was pretty bad. Hopefully they can give it a new spin and make it work. Always in for any new SciFi shows.
     
  10. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    You were close, the show was called The Invaders. It starred Roy Thinnes (I had to cheat on the actors name). I really liked that show.
     
  11. Wire Paladin

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    That's true. But then I have to ask myself why do I enjoy Sci-Fi movies from the 50's and horror movies from the 30's.:)
     
  12. dpeters11

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    It'll be interesting. I never saw the original. I think I was busy watching things Dukes of Hazzard or Webster.

    Man, going through the old schedules is a real blast from the past.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    I think they'll make the show smarter and darker. The original was pretty dark for its time but I bet they go really dark now.

    And at least the effects will be better this time around.
     
  14. RunnerFL

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    Uhhh, ABC did that like 3 seasons ago and it bombed big time. They even called it Invasion.
     
  15. pfp

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    This pretty much sums up my feelings about knight rider too. The new version didn't work at all for me.
     
  16. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I the V miniseries was pretty good, but the weekly series was bad. I need to watch the miniseries again...I might just change my mind.
     
  17. Stewart Vernon

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    The original V mini-series was good... even with the cheesy F/X... The 2nd mini-series was so-so... and the TV series that aired afterwards was kind of bad.

    There is a chance to make a good updated/remake of this.

    I hope they find a good part and can get Robert Englund in there. He was one of the nice-guy aliens in the first V... well before he became Freddy Krueger, for those who didn't remember him being in V. It'd be a nice nod to the original if they put him in the remake somehow.
     
  18. pfp

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    agree
     
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  20. RunnerFL

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    Interesting that it's planned for a 4 year run. Rather gutsy in this day and age.
     

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