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Old May 17th 09, 06:42   #1
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As a "limited 'event' series", V is going to be remade by ABC. "Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost's Juliet) and Alan Tudyk (Dollhouse's Alpha) will be leading the human resistance, while Tudyk's Firefly co-star Morena Baccarin will play the leader of the alien forces."
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Old May 17th 09, 15:16   #2
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Morena Baccarin as the "Diana" character? (well unnamed leader of the aliens.) Interesting choice!

Happy to see two good peeps playing the other parts, Juliet/Wash.

Interesting! I'm not sure they can make it as "fun" as the first one. The original was just so funny in some parts.
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Ive got mixed feelings on this. First off, I LOVED the original Miniseries V. Extremely well done. Definitely played up the pre-World War II politics, among other things. Casting was good, writing was better. Im concerned naturally that this remake wont at all live up to the original.

That all said, I thought V: The Final Battle was really, REALLY cheesy. The original creator of the first mini had nothing to do with it, and whoever they got came up with some crap plot and hoakey storylines to end the series with some deus ex machina super girl. Pretty lame.

I think they have a decent cast lined up for this retelling, but I so enjoy the original, Ill have a tough time enjoying this new one more. Every year or two I like to dust it off and watch it. In fact, maybe Ill go do that now.
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Ive got mixed feelings on this. First off, I LOVED the original Miniseries V. Extremely well done. Definitely played up the pre-World War II politics, among other things. Casting was good, writing was better. Im concerned naturally that this remake wont at all live up to the original.

That all said, I thought V: The Final Battle was really, REALLY cheesy. The original creator of the first mini had nothing to do with it, and whoever they got came up with some crap plot and hoakey storylines to end the series with some deus ex machina super girl. Pretty lame.

I think they have a decent cast lined up for this retelling, but I so enjoy the original, Ill have a tough time enjoying this new one more. Every year or two I like to dust it off and watch it. In fact, maybe Ill go do that now.
Don't say anything against "The Final Battle", it had Ham Tyler goddammit.
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Sounds enticing. Despite the Cheez, I enjoyed all of V: The first Mini, The Final Battle, and V-The Series

Morena Baccaran was cool in Stargate SG-1, so I think she'd make a great Diana character
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Wasn't she also Inara in Firefly? I didn't realize she was in Stargate...
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Wasn't she also Inara in Firefly? I didn't realize she was in Stargate...
Yes to both. She was in the last Season of SG1, and the movie Ark of Truth that took place shortly after that last season. She was good in the show, acting wise, but the show had long since jumped the shark story wise.
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I saw the first and some of the last years ago. I agree it did tend to cheese up at the end, so possibly worth the remake treatment. But for crying out loud, lets all try something new that is not based on an existing franchise, movie book or whatever.
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Wasn't she also Inara in Firefly? I didn't realize she was in Stargate...
Sorry, I figured after your mention of Wash, Firefly was a "No-Brainer", plus Inarra was a different type of character. In Stargate, she was an evil powerful leader of the final major enemy in the series, so the role of a Diana character would be similar in some aspects.
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Clipsies:

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/first-l...for-a.php#more

The alien chick looks way to skinny to eat a Guinea Pig ...
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