Wednesday, November 4, 2009

V (2009)


Last night ABC premiered a sleek and stylized revamping of the 80's TV series. In contrast to the original, being replayed ad nauseam on the SyFy channel for weeks now, the new series wastes no time in weaving in contemporary issues of immigration, terrorism and universal heath care - though it was disappointingly presented as an alien, and thus evil idea - along with quickly revealing the Visitors true reptilian identity. As the Visitors ships descend from the heavens over every major city a message goes out from their leader, not a grandfatherly like leader of the original series, but a super hot Morena Baccarin (Inara on Firefly), letting the world know that they have come in peace and are only interested in the trade of resources to continue their mission. However, by the end of the pilot FBI agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell), who's son is lured into being an advocate for the Visitiors by yet another hot alien girl, discovers that the Visitors have been already been on earth for some time as a terrorist sleeper cell. With the underground resistance formed, the conspiracies welling up to the surface, and their reptilian skin revealed in just the first episode, I look forward to seeing where the producers will take this exciting new series.

Staring Morena Baccarin (Inara on Firefly)

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