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09 November 2009 @ 11:40 am
We are of peace. Always.  
OK, V, you've got my attention.

And not just because you cast a who's who of C-level actors and actresses from Firefly, The 4400, The Nine, Lost, and oh, all those other shows I love. Way to cast to your audience.

The winning play was, in fact, writing in the subverting of the old spray-painted "V" insignia in red from the original miniseries, twisting it for the new show.

So, yes. Keep going, and make it worth my while.

MsCongenialitymscongeniality on November 9th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
Worth hitting up On Demand for, then?
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on November 9th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I vote yes.
nazgulpseudotheist on November 9th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
It definitely has potential, but personally, I found the retooling of the "V" theme to be the most annoying part of the show. Probably because I really appreciated that in the original series "V" didn't stand for the Visitors, but it was a point that wasn't immediately obvious.
Kier, the Searcher: Alien Ship V the Miniseriesamerican_arcane on November 9th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
That annoys me, too, but I think it also fits perfectly in line with the world the show is portraying--a slightly different version of our own.

The "V" branding is exactly what our sound-bite-driven media machine would latch on to as a shorthand to refer to our new alien friends. The public would adopt it as quickly as they do every other innane pithy nickname (a la "anything-gate" or the blending of celebrity coupe names).

Along similar lines, I noticed that the Visitors only speak in sound bites.

Kudos to the writers for all this... as annoying as it may be, it makes it feel more contemporary.