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Old July 17 2009, 07:27 PM   #31
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i loved the original miniseries (actually, i even liked The Final Battle), but i have to say - this looks like some pretty generic crap.
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Old July 17 2009, 07:46 PM   #32
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That looks awesome. It's also got that Taken jerk Joel (loved to hate him in that mini) and it looks like Eric Stoltz with black hair. But with Elizabeth being in I'm certainly there!
I love the fact that Joel Gresch is cast as a priest and not a cop or military guy like you'd expect. By "Eric Stoltz with black hair" do you mean Scott Wolf? He's another one I'm really enthused about. (Eric Stoltz is in Caprica, if you want to see him this fall in a great role.) And I hope Alan Tudyk is a regular on the show (and that the show goes beyond just the minseries).
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Old July 17 2009, 08:07 PM   #33
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I'm so sick and tired of reading essays in every thread... anyway... I liked the trailer and I'll be checking this out.
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Old July 17 2009, 09:17 PM   #34
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I'm so sick and tired of reading essays in every thread... anyway... I liked the trailer and I'll be checking this out.
Just skip em, I always do.
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Old July 17 2009, 10:41 PM   #35
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i loved the original miniseries (actually, i even liked The Final Battle), but i have to say - this looks like some pretty generic crap.
For what it's worth, The Times (the London Times in American) reported that it was the new series that got the best response from British TV buyers at the annual sales fair last month.
Make of that what you will: for instance, over the last few years, Pushing Daisies and Studio 60 got the same accolade, whereas no-one was interested in Heroes pre-tx, so the UK Sci-Fi channel were for once able to pick up first run of a new SF series (for one season).
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Old July 17 2009, 11:06 PM   #36
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Isn't V a midseason series and not a miniseries like the Youtube trailer says?
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Old July 18 2009, 12:36 AM   #37
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That looks awesome. It's also got that Taken jerk Joel (loved to hate him in that mini) and it looks like Eric Stoltz with black hair. But with Elizabeth being in I'm certainly there!
I love the fact that Joel Gresch is cast as a priest and not a cop or military guy like you'd expect. By "Eric Stoltz with black hair" do you mean Scott Wolf? He's another one I'm really enthused about. (Eric Stoltz is in Caprica, if you want to see him this fall in a great role.) And I hope Alan Tudyk is a regular on the show (and that the show goes beyond just the minseries).
Ah, Scott Wolf, thanks Temis. I thought he was a little young looking to be Eric but still could be some kind of wonderful. Still, I'll skip him in Caprica.

Have to agree with your thoughts about Joel character this time. He'll pull it off.
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Old July 18 2009, 04:21 AM   #38
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i loved the original miniseries (actually, i even liked The Final Battle), but i have to say - this looks like some pretty generic crap.
For what it's worth, The Times (the London Times in American) reported that it was the new series that got the best response from British TV buyers at the annual sales fair last month.
Make of that what you will: for instance, over the last few years, Pushing Daisies and Studio 60 got the same accolade, whereas no-one was interested in Heroes pre-tx, so the UK Sci-Fi channel were for once able to pick up first run of a new SF series (for one season).

Pushing Daisies
and Studio 60 had esoteric premises and I can see why they were a hard sell to the general audience. But who doesn't like a good old fashioned alien invasion?

As for it being generic crap, that's the prevailing trend for sf/f this year. You wanna see generic? Watch the previews for Flash Forward and Day One. At least V has a cast and characterizations that don't look like they came from the Hollywood cookie-cutter factory.

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Isn't V a midseason series and not a miniseries like the Youtube trailer says?
It's a midseason minseries but if the ratings are strong, I see no reason why ABC wouldn't take the show to series. They're gonna need their next Lost for '10-11.*
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Old July 18 2009, 06:05 AM   #39
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Was V already redone as Independence Day?
No. War of the Worlds was redone as Independence Day.
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Old July 18 2009, 05:06 PM   #40
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Was V already redone as Independence Day?
No. War of the Worlds was redone as Independence Day.
V was redone as Earth: Final Conflict.
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Old July 18 2009, 07:35 PM   #41
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I got an Earth:Final Conflict vibe from V even though I've only seen a couple episodes of E:FC and have never seen anything V related.
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Old July 18 2009, 09:38 PM   #42
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I got an Earth:Final Conflict vibe from V even though I've only seen a couple episodes of E:FC and have never seen anything V related.

Whew! Youngster!!
There are massive similarities, but equally, "Apparently friendly aliens arrive, but prove to have a hostile ulterior motive" is no more copyrightable than "Boy meets girl, there are problems due to family and friends." It's what you do with it that matters.
V (original version, initially) was about the arrival and how people adapt to it (and become suspicious about it), and eventually about an openly hostile occupation; E:FC began several years after the Taelon arrival, when they'd become a part of everyday life in spite of people's suspicions. Enough of a difference for both series to be good in different ways, at least to start with (before they both start going silly later on).
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