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Old September 26 2009, 10:34 PM   #16
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Re: Bad news for V remake

Inexplicable. Four episodes don't even make a mini-series. Even if the series is good, that's not enough content to leave a truly memorable enough mark for audiences to set "Part II" as another "event" -- unless, somehow, it has an epic Lord of the Rings quality to it.

I'm still going to watch the show ... but damn ... what a bizarre "strategy."
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Old September 26 2009, 10:51 PM   #17
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Why doesn't ABC stop beating around the bush and cancel this series now? You know that's where it's headed.
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Old September 26 2009, 11:02 PM   #18
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I thought it was an entirely new creative team behind this series?
That poster likes to make a lot of hit and run posts.
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Also, I tried to read Kenneth Johnson's "V: The Second Generation" novel...I made it about half a chapter in and it was the stupidest thing I have ever read (no exaggeration). It made me pretty much drop to my knees and thank god he isn't allowed anywhere near this incarnation.
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Old September 27 2009, 12:40 AM   #19
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I don't really trust this in terms of it being any gauge regarding how good the show is or not - Defying Gravity IMO was one of the best shows of the year - but could it be a sign that the new V isn't going to be the BSG 2.0 we all were hoping it'd be...
I was hoping that it would be like V 2.0. I don't want it to be anything like nuBSG. We just got done with that show and don't need any copycats.
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Old September 27 2009, 12:48 AM   #20
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I was willing to give it a chance. Real scifi is so hard to find(aliens! Spaceships! etc) these days I'm forced to watch Fringe to get my fix of the imaginative and creative stories I love so much. Ah, well, isn't Kings due out on DVD soon? I guess I'll have to make do.
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Old September 27 2009, 01:57 AM   #21
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It was a stupid idea to bring back the show in the first place.
Indeed!

I almost spat out my coffee when I read the OP's line, "the much anticipated...."

Anticipated by WHO?!?


Hell, I am anticipating SG:U, Dexter and many other shows. V was NOT one of them.

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Old September 27 2009, 02:28 AM   #22
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You can count me as someone who was, at the very least, looking forward to seeing a new take on the V concept -- though, I seriously doubt any reincarnation can match the character and thematic work of the original mini-series. And even though the trailers didn't do a whole for me, personally, I'm still disappointed that the series itself seems doomed before it even airs.

As for V:The Second Generation ... it really is a terrible novel. The worst part, aside from the writing, characters and pacing, is that the plot is entirely unoriginal. Kenneth Johnson was so ticked off at the direction that V: The Final Battle was taking, that he left the project. But after twenty years to craft something definitive, his story was almost an exact duplicate of The Final Battle -- just on a slightly larger scope. Even the "new" characters were carbon copies of old characters.

Here's hoping the re-make at least provides some fresh perspective. Short-lived though it may be.
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Old September 27 2009, 09:41 AM   #23
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I want to see this as it's piqued my interest. (I was a big fan of V back in the 80s).

We'll see as I reckon it will be shown over here eventually.
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Old September 27 2009, 10:21 AM   #24
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I do hope we get some cameos from the original cast.
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Old September 27 2009, 01:17 PM   #25
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Why doesn't ABC stop beating around the bush and cancel this series now? You know that's where it's headed.
+1

It'll be lucky if the show lasts four episodes before ABC pulls the plug...
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Old September 27 2009, 04:38 PM   #26
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He has only had 20 years to think about how to do this.

Only Kenneth Johnson isn't involved in this project, so that comment isn't relevant.
Really? I thought they brought him back as a "consultant".
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Old September 27 2009, 04:40 PM   #27
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He has only had 20 years to think about how to do this.

Only Kenneth Johnson isn't involved in this project, so that comment isn't relevant.
Really? I thought they brought him back as a "consultant".

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You like to make things up that you pull out of your ass, you must be a Republican.
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Old September 27 2009, 06:15 PM   #28
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Not sure why everyone is seeing this scheduling move as a totally ominous thing. It could end up being a brilliant move...air four episodes in November, end with a cliffhanger, and then bring it back after the Olympics for a late mid-season run to finish out the 13 episodes. The promos I have seen look very promising. Just seems like a lot of negativity in the posts in this thread...we can't assume that this scheduling move represents a lack of faith on the part of ABC in this series...it could work out well for the show.
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Old September 27 2009, 06:16 PM   #29
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As for V:The Second Generation ... it really is a terrible novel. The worst part, aside from the writing, characters and pacing, is that the plot is entirely unoriginal. Kenneth Johnson was so ticked off at the direction that V: The Final Battle was taking, that he left the project. But after twenty years to craft something definitive, his story was almost an exact duplicate of The Final Battle -- just on a slightly larger scope. Even the "new" characters were carbon copies of old characters.
So what do you think of the Zedti, by the way? Do you think they're really friends of humanity or just out to enslave them just like the Visitors did?
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Old September 27 2009, 07:22 PM   #30
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Not sure why everyone is seeing this scheduling move as a totally ominous thing. It could end up being a brilliant move...air four episodes in November, end with a cliffhanger, and then bring it back after the Olympics for a late mid-season run to finish out the 13 episodes. The promos I have seen look very promising. Just seems like a lot of negativity in the posts in this thread...we can't assume that this scheduling move represents a lack of faith on the part of ABC in this series...it could work out well for the show.
But a brand new show hooking enough people after only four episodes to make them wanting more? They should take a look at Jericho as an example of how not to put new shows on extended hiatus.

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Wow, way to defend yourself there with yet another nonsensical, out-of-nowhere, bitter, one-sentence hit and run post.
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