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Old November 2 2009, 05:09 AM   #31
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Re: SyFy to air the original V this Sunday!

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Hey I got an idea let's steal the water of earth, not that we didn't pass a certain moon of Jupiter that had three times as much water and wasn't at the bottom of a really frickin huge gravity well like the earth is, oh well let's steal the water from earth like a bunch of chumps because we are dump stupid reptilian overlords.....
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Old November 2 2009, 06:40 AM   #32
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All of the original V is scientifically implausible. I mean, why would the Visitors use human disguises that were so easily ripped away? All it would take is one Visitor falling down and skinning his knees, and whoops, there goes the whole invasion.

The whole concept of the series was to show what would happen if a fascist regime occupied America in this day and age... and it was dressed up as sci-fi to get the NBC execs interested. If you're watching it looking for scientific accuracy you're completely missing the point.
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Old November 2 2009, 07:44 AM   #33
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Re: SyFy to air the original V this Sunday!

Just finished watching The Final Battle. I thought it was pretty good. Going to start watching the series tomorrow.
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Old November 2 2009, 08:25 AM   #34
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Damned Aliens and their superior technology showing off those monochrome computer monitors on their mothership
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Old November 2 2009, 10:03 AM   #35
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The whole concept of the series was to show what would happen if a fascist regime occupied America in this day and age... and it was dressed up as sci-fi to get the NBC execs interested. If you're watching it looking for scientific accuracy you're completely missing the point.
Wolverines!!!! I mean.... V!!!!
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Old November 2 2009, 04:00 PM   #36
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For those of you who are watching the regular series episodes on syfy Monday and Tuesday, I was wondering a couple things. Are the episodes uncut or do they have cuts made for more commercials. And are they aired in letterbox? I don't have the DVD set but remember seeing the box once. Are the episodes on the DVD in letterbox or just 4:3?
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Old November 2 2009, 04:33 PM   #37
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Damned Aliens and their superior technology showing off those monochrome computer monitors on their mothership
Tell that to Moonbase Alpha's IT head.
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Old November 2 2009, 06:23 PM   #38
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DVD video framing

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Are the episodes on the DVD in letterbox or just 4:3?
The DVD released on 7/3/2001 is in 1.85:1 aspect ratio & enhanced for anamorphic screens.
The details are on this DVD review:
"V" is presented for the first time ever in anamorphic widescreen with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. To say that this transfer came as a surprise would be an understatement as "V" has always been seen in the standard 4:3 television format. But Kenneth Johnson had anticipated a potential foreign theatrical release for the program and decided to film it with a widescreen framing in mind. In comparing the full screen and letterbox versions it's clear that the widescreen transfer omits a bit of top and bottom image for the sake of the wider view but at no time do these shots look forced or out of place. This is the way the director intended the show to look and he personally supervised the transfer process so I'm satisfied that this is indeed the way that "V" was meant to be presented.
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Re: SyFy to air the original V this Sunday!

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Hey I got an idea let's steal the water of earth, not that we didn't pass a certain moon of Jupiter that had three times as much water and wasn't at the bottom of a really frickin huge gravity well like the earth is, oh well let's steal the water from earth like a bunch of chumps because we are dump stupid reptilian overlords.....
Maybe they just liked to dominate and control a species, perhaps they get satisfaction from what they do to alien races... it wasn't all just about the water
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And are they aired in letterbox?
Nope, 4:3.
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Old November 2 2009, 09:40 PM   #41
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What the Final Battle does have going for it was Michael Ironside getting locked into his typecast.
But he does it so well!!!

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Old November 2 2009, 10:40 PM   #42
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Caught the marathon this past weekend. I loved it as a kid. The original mini held up pretty well, I thought. V:TFB, not so much. Although it does have it's brilliantly memorable moments, the ending was just... gah.
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Old November 2 2009, 11:07 PM   #43
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The DVD released on 7/3/2001 is in 1.85:1 aspect ratio & enhanced for anamorphic screens...
I think the question was about the weekly series.

Is that available in 4x3 only, or was it also filmed with widescreen in mind?
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Old November 2 2009, 11:25 PM   #44
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Watching some of the "series" now, I don't think I ever watched these when they were on.

If I had known how much tighter Diana's outfits would be, I would've made time , though I wouldn't have had the same ideas at 16.
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Old November 3 2009, 12:22 AM   #45
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Caught the marathon this past weekend. I loved it as a kid. The original mini held up pretty well, I thought. V:TFB, not so much. Although it does have it's brilliantly memorable moments, the ending was just... gah.
Agreed. I sat through it too. It was a near thing-almost ran out of Valium and Jack. Forgot just how long the thing was.
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