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04 September 2008 @ 11:08 am
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Apparently a sequal mini-series to V is in production and they've signed on all the old actors, including Robert Englund for Willie... I'm not quite sure what I think of that, but I really did like that character in my memmory (V, I've decided, is not something you watch again in modern times.) There have been some good remakes, so perhaps it's a hopeful thing. We'll see. t
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diagonti on September 4th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Huh. Neat.

I remember liking it a good bit when it was originally on the air. But I agree, there is no way that the original would be watchable these days.
mjpmjperson on September 4th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity...
What makes it not watchable? The occasional rubber lizard mask?

Yes, the V mini-series was a story about an alien invasion, but it was also a story about government denigration of science, and just how fast the police state can come on once it gets rolling, and all sort of other messages that seem like they'd carry forward. The evil alien empire was mostly played by humans with no makeup, and just some sunglasses indicating they were evil.

Special effects have changed a lot since V aired. But has acting and writing really improved since then? Not that V upheld amazing acting or writing standards or anything, but I'm just comparing it to whatever miniseries airs on ABC/CBS/NBC next week and wondering what's unwatchable.
Someone I am is waiting for my courage: network 23forgotten_aria on September 4th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Out of curiosity...
I've found that many of the things I enjoyed as a child get ruined if I rewatch them. Partly because the times have changed, but partly because my own standards have changed. There are some things, like Max Headroom, that I can still really enjoy, but there are other things that I watch, remembering them being great and loving them and then souring that. I feel like V won't really stand up to the rewatching, since I remember noticing some of the cheesiness back when I watched it first run.
mjpmjperson on September 4th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Out of curiosity...
That makes sense. Never mess with the childhood memories if you risk breaking them.

I have a well known tolerance in that area, so I can watch things I saw long long ago and for many of them, still like them as I did then. The others I inflict these movies on never seem to agree though... ;-)