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Old October 10 2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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V Returns

I found this on ComingSoon

V is Returning to TV!:
ABC is developing a new adaptation of "V," the 1980s miniseries about alien lizards visiting Earth, reports Variety.

"V" spawned a second miniseries and TV spin-off — written by "The 4400" co-creator/executive producer Scott Peters.

Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original, is once again producing the project, which was sold as a spec script to ABC.

Peters is set to executive produce, along with HDFilms principal Jace Hall.

The new "V" will center on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with an aimless son who's got problems. When the aliens arrive, her son gloms on to them — causing tension within the family. As in the original "V," several storylines will unfold simultaneously.

As in the '80s version, the show will open with an enormous army of spaceships hovering over the world's major cities. The visitors say they've come to help Earth, but their motives are nefarious.
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Old October 10 2008, 07:02 AM   #2
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if they don't keep this theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GccknBnFfTk exactly the way it is here... save for new names in the credits, (same logo too) than count me out. Still my favorite TV theme
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Old October 10 2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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So, they kicked Ken Johnson to the curb again. Too bad, as he was pushing for something along the lines of the book he wrote that continued V from before he quit the project over script/story issues as the second mini-series was being developed. Considering the guy they got was the one who came up with the 'magical' Lizard/Hybrid' child that had 'mysterious' powers ; I think I'll give this re-imagining a pass.
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Old October 10 2008, 07:42 AM   #4
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Two words: Ham Tyler. To me, he was far and away the best part of V.
Sticking to the original idea of a WW2 analogy would be best.
And please, dear God, none of that "star-child" hooey. That was so cheesy, it was downright painful.
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Old October 10 2008, 07:56 AM   #5
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It's probably been long enough that, if a continuation rather than a reboot, that the Visitor's enemies the rebels were trying to contact could/should be showing up. Would certailny warrant another look at the show's universe.
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Old October 10 2008, 08:04 AM   #6
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^I smell reboot here, to be honest.
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Old October 10 2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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Is Kenneth Johnson involved? If not, I'll be skeptical, but open to seeing how it plays out.

The truth is I don't know that a remake or sequel could capture what made the original miniseries so much fun.
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Old October 10 2008, 01:52 PM   #8
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Re: V Returns

antichristhill wrote: View Post
Two words: Ham Tyler. To me, he was far and away the best part of V.
Sticking to the original idea of a WW2 analogy would be best.
And please, dear God, none of that "star-child" hooey. That was so cheesy, it was downright painful.
I second that sentiment, auntie.
I just don't see why TPTB shunts Kenneth Johnson?
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Old October 10 2008, 01:59 PM   #9
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Damn, I remember when V was *the event* on television. A young Robert Englund -- wow.

It's been long enough for the sequel
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Old October 10 2008, 02:10 PM   #10
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excellent
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Old October 10 2008, 04:30 PM   #11
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antichristhill wrote: View Post
Two words: Ham Tyler. To me, he was far and away the best part of V.
Sticking to the original idea of a WW2 analogy would be best.
And please, dear God, none of that "star-child" hooey. That was so cheesy, it was downright painful.

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Old October 10 2008, 05:02 PM   #12
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There's so many ways they could do this, it's hard to even guess whether this is good news or bad. A lot will depend on who they get in front of the cameras and behind.
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Old October 10 2008, 06:01 PM   #13
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Damn, I remember when V was *the event* on television. A young Robert Englund -- wow.

It's been long enough for the sequel
But it is dates...I have it on DVD and, well, it has that disco-80s feel to it. If they do this they need some good actors to take over the important roles since, IMO, most of them were occupied by cheesy actors back in those times..

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Old October 10 2008, 06:39 PM   #14
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^I smell reboot here, to be honest.
<Sniff sniff> Total rebooty.
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Old October 10 2008, 07:49 PM   #15
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Damn, I remember when V was *the event* on television. A young Robert Englund -- wow.

It's been long enough for the sequel
Here mousey, mousey!

Good news, if done right!
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