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Old March 3 2009, 05:18 AM   #1
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V casting news

On a scale of one to catastophe, how badly does this rate on the RMC* index for fans of the original V?

Scott Wolf has been tapped to star in ABC's reboot of the campy '80s drama, V, sources confirm to me exclusively.

It's believed the Party of Five alum will play the role of Ryan, an extremely good-looking dude who's harboring a deep, dark secret from his girlfriend.

Let me guess: He likes the taste of live rat?
Huh? I thought they ate hamsters. My memory must be going...

Oh well, could be worse. He could be a Cylon.

*RMC = something to do with George Lucas...
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Old March 3 2009, 05:50 AM   #2
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Maybe they're hoping the Party of Five alum success of Matthew Fox being cast as the lead on Lost somehow works with Scott Wolf?
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Old March 3 2009, 02:04 PM   #3
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While I liked Scott Wolf in Party of Five and Everwood I just can't see him in V.

They ate white mice except for Willie who would dig them out of the trash bins.

V was *not* campy. I would think Michael Ausiello would actually know what the hell CAMP really is.
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Old March 3 2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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^^The original miniseries wasn't campy, but the later miniseries and TV series bordered on it.
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Old March 3 2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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^"Bordered"? The later series trod and got lost into camp territory!
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Old March 3 2009, 08:20 PM   #6
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Scott Wolf

Only redeeming factor is if Scott's grandfather is Ian Wolfe, who played Septimus & Mr. Atoz on TOS, & Lawyer Schwimmer in the TZ's Uncle Simon episode. Plus countless other roles in films & TV.

Instead of rebooting V, hows'bouts something new, original & different for once
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Old March 3 2009, 09:00 PM   #7
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dru wrote: View Post
While I liked Scott Wolf in Party of Five and Everwood I just can't see him in V.

They ate white mice except for Willie who would dig them out of the trash bins.

V was *not* campy. I would think Michael Ausiello would actually know what the hell CAMP really is.
I've read all kind of rumor on this one, if ANY of these turn out to be true the show is DOA
my first google hits for v the series lead me to these kinds of questions at georgemichael, tvdotcom and variety
One of the lead cast members will be gay, it will focus on a homeland security guy and alien Motherships will be replaced with CGI Spheres the size of footballs. V will be political and deal with subjects like immigration, one of the key themes throughout the new series is the question if 'humanity is worthy of survival'
http://www.georgemichaelforums.com/s...d.php?p=675859
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^"Bordered"? The later series trod and got lost into camp territory!
Modern Culture is actually Super-Camp! Some people associate 'Camp' with exaggerated acting, flamboyant fashion, metrosexual actors, pantomimes and mediocrity
But I think the 00s and the 90s are actually 1000 times more camp than the 80s ever were.
We won't realize the 00s and the 90s are 'Camp' until they go out of fashion, than all of a sudden being 00s or 90s will be a gay fashion.
All these emo goth kids obsessesing with their next high are a joke and all these want-to-be rap stars with tattoos look ridiculous. They are super camp and can't survive even with handouts
airdrop these clowns into Bosnia or the Congo someplace and they wouldn't last 48hrs.
ModernCulture the goth, the rap, the t-shirts, videogames, the kids text messaging each other about when they are going to text again...it is all the definition of camp, we just don't know it yet. Maybe by 2020 we will see how it became such a farce. People are too self-absorbed in the West, Americans are acting like spoiled brats. Great civilizations don't get beaten by other Empires they decline because their fashionista citizens get so corrupt, camp and whiny.

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Old March 3 2009, 09:13 PM   #8
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FreezeC77 wrote: View Post
Maybe they're hoping the Party of Five alum success of Matthew Fox being cast as the lead on Lost somehow works with Scott Wolf?

I thought that myself. They're both on the same network, aren't they?

Only thing I've seen him in was White Squall, with Jeff Bridges. I thought he was adequate in it. Not brilliant but not awful either. This news doesn't affect one way or the other my current 'wait and see' view on the new show.
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Old March 4 2009, 01:26 AM   #9
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I'll wait to pass judgement...I was very skeptical of Luke Perry on Jeremiah and Anthony Michael Hall on Dead Zone and was pleasantly surprised both times, so who knows!
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Old March 4 2009, 03:47 AM   #10
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TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
alien Motherships will be replaced with CGI Spheres the size of footballs.
The hell?
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Old March 4 2009, 03:49 AM   #11
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Is it possible they meant "football stadiums"?
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Old March 4 2009, 04:38 AM   #12
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alien Motherships will be replaced with CGI Spheres the size of footballs.
The hell?
A rumor on variety I think. Must be BS, I don't think Scott Peters is a *batteries not included fan
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092494/
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Old March 4 2009, 10:59 AM   #13
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^^The original miniseries wasn't campy, but the later miniseries and TV series bordered on it.
I remember them exactly the same way, Christopher.

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Old March 4 2009, 06:43 PM   #14
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interesting
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Old March 4 2009, 07:56 PM   #15
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If Robert Englund dosen't reprise his role as Willie and dumpster dive while calling out "Mousie!!!" I'm boycotting!
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