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‘V’ – Where will you be? A first look.

"V" - Reboot “V”is a classic. Anyone who enjoys science fiction will tell you that the groundbreaking, politically driven reptilian alien drama, was light years ahead of its time. Consequently, it was of no surprise, that I had a major geekasm when I caught wind of the fact that ABC television and Warner Brothers Entertainment had signed off to create a reboot of the original television series. A series which greatly influenced me as a child…

*cue flashback*

‘Precious childhood memories’

What an awesome scene! I remember watching it for the very first time, like it was yesterday. Bear in mind that for the 80’s, this was mind blowing stuff.

Truthfully, I was not even born when the series came out. However, my father is, and has always been, a huge fan of the science fiction genre. As a result he taped the mini-series and entire television show, waiting for me to reach the age at which I could appreciate this fine ‘work of art’. Throughout the years my father and I have spent countless hours together, enjoying many action and science fiction driven films and television shows. Good times!

The ABC ‘re-imagining’ of the 80’s classic is set to air in the US on Tuesday, the 3rd of November 2009 at 20:00 (8pm) Eastern/Pacific Time. Here is a synopsis of the show for those who are unfamiliar with lore of ‘V’:

Simultaneously appearing over every major city in the world, the Visitors (or V’s) promote a message of peace. Through their generous offer to share advanced technology, the V’s build a following that may actually hide a more malevolent agenda, one that twists a very deep component of human nature — devotion. While the world quickly becomes fascinated with the V’s and their link to wonders just beyond the reach of human understanding, FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) discovers a secret hidden beneath the skin of every V – a secret that may threaten the lives of everyone close to her. Yet for her teenage son, Tyler (Logan Huffman), the V’s are his ticket to something big and hopeful-a new chance for mankind to unite in common goals. To Chad Decker (Scott Wolf), a career-hungry news anchor, his exclusive interview with Anna (Morena Baccarin), the leader of the V’s, is crucial to his dominating the airwaves. Also unsure about the Visitors is Father Jack (Joel Gretsch), a priest questioning his faith in the wake of the Visitors’ arrival. Seeking answers outside the church, Father Jack discovers there are other dissidents who believe the Visitors are not who they say they are, including Ryan Nichols (Morris Chestnut), who is faced with his own life-altering decision when the V’s show up. Never has there been more at stake — it truly is the dawning of a new day. “V” also stars Lourdes Benedicto as Ryan’s fianc’e, Valerie, and Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, an alluring Visitor who sets her sights on Tyler.

[Source: Geek Tyrant]

Has the show captured your attention? Are you interested to know more? If you are, check out the video below which features the first 8 minutes of the re-imagined ‘V’ premiere:

In terms of science fiction reboots, the re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica far surpassed all expectations. Thus there is no reason why ‘V’ should offer any less of a thrilling adventure. Subsequently, I personally have very high hopes for this reboot since the production values appear to be very good and fans of the original series all know that the story is rich in content. Furthermore, not only do we get to watch ‘V’ in all its rat devouring glory again, but science fiction fans can finally look forward to filling the void left behind by Battlestar Galactica!

Until the next time “Milieunairs”!

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