Wednesday, January 28, 2009

V - The Return?

For those of us who grew up in the '80s with popular TV fare like the Cosby Show and Family Ties, the V miniseries was a break from the norm. Looking back at it now, I'm not sure why my parents let an 8-year-old watch a show about gerbil-eating lizard people from outer space. Thanks Mom and Dad! I loved the series and it actually ended up paving the way for movies like Independence Day and Speilberg's War of the Worlds which featured the iconic mothership-hovering-over-city scenes. It became a cult phenomenon that was one of the original "water-cooler" dramas.

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that V is coming back via ABC as a new series. Apparently a lot of the original cast members are interested in returning in some sort of supporting role. I can't wait! I hope ABC doesn't drop the ball with this alien series as they did with Invasion. Any other closet V fans out there?

For those of you who didn't see the show back in the day or forgot how kick-ass it was, here's a classic clip of the resistance in action:

And here's another clip of THE SCENE that made the series. It looks so terribly fake now, but when you're 8 and motion capture hasn't been invented yet, it works.

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