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#1 of 62 Old 11-01-2009, 05:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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They are showing the original 80's mini series on SyFy today and the new series starts on Tuesday!

I loved this series in the 80's when I was a kid, I hear the new one is getting really good reviews.

Anyone else looking forward to the remake??
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I have never seen the original but I am def going to watch the remake. It looks reeeeally good.

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I remember I had nightmares from the 80's version. They are still very vivid!

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Definitely looking forward to the remake. I'm watching the original mini-series right now on SyFy.
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I didn't see the original, but am looking forward to the new series!

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I remember I had nightmares from the 80's version. They are still very vivid!
If this show is going to give nightmares, I am probably not going to watch. I will wait till after the show and read everyones reviews and watch on abc.com if it is good.
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I can't wait! I was totally obsessed with the show as a kid and could probably recite the miniseries by heart!

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Yes, I loved V when it was on the first time. DH told me it was on again today, but too late for me to watch. I have my DVR set for the new version!
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We are definitely going to be watching.

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Can't wait!
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Tonight at 8pm!!

Of course it has to be on at the same time as my all time favorite show and celeb crush - NCIS, oh Agent Gibbs. *swoon*

I am Tivo'ing NCIS and watching "V" though
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Ok, so who saw it?!?!

I have to say, I really liked it and I'll definitely watch it again. I felt like it was different enough that it didn't feel like it was ripping off the original version.

What did everyone else think?
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It was pretty awesome! I don't have tv so I actually went to a friend's house to watch, I am that much of a sci-fi geek! Was disappointed they didn't have the iconic shocking scene from the original. (don't want to give away any spoilers)
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It was great, definitely a few surprises I didn't expect. Looking forward to the rest of the season!
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I saw it! Creeped me out though with the cop friend... you know, don't want to spoil it. I will b watching again! I wish it went on and didn't end.

Just a note for fellow Losties: Does this mean that Juliette isn't coming back for Sawyer since she is in V?
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I was a HUGE fan of the original series and I was sooo hyped to see it last night!

I thought it was pretty intense. They just threw you into the story and let things go from there. There was none of the cheesyness of the original version.

What really surprised the H*LL out of me was that it was/is being filmed in my city!!! My jaw dropped when I saw some of the locations. The part where the plane crashed and the pilot parachuted out and landed was right in front of Dh's workplace! He said it was back in March/April and that he knew some kind of filming was going on. He said he saw the parachute and everything!

The church is actually really a church (at least the outside of it), I don't know if the interior shots are of the inside of the church or not, since I've never been in. Its in a really rough side of town, even though the police station is right across the street from it.

The docks are where my sister works, and they are actually a working port.

What I didn't like about last night's episode was how "pretty" the actors looked. They kind of looked *too* perfect, yk? I mean, when was the last time you saw a teenaged boy with perfect skin on his face, and hair that just waved just so? It was very stereotyped I thought, CIA agent, priest, good looking teen and his slightly overweight, goofy best friend, etc. I want to see some "real" people!:

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Subbing. Can't wait to watch this on Hulu.

I watched the original series as a kid and was scared/facinated at the same time. Though I've since watched the original as an adult and the human looking alien twin was far creepier than the lizard like alien baby that died.

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I'm really liking it so far. I like that they aren't sticking too closely to the plot of the original because I'd like to have some surprises down the road. I'm loving the updated sfx of the reptilian skin.
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it won't be on hulu until Saturday dang it all. I loved the original V and I am very excited to watch the new one.
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it won't be on hulu until Saturday dang it all. I loved the original V and I am very excited to watch the new one.
What about watching it on abc.com? They have full esisodes usually.
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What about watching it on abc.com? They have full esisodes usually.
I just checked. It isn't on there either. I guess I just have to wait
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Finally saw it last night. It was good. Needs a little more humor. But we'll keep watching. Alan Tudyk's playing a bad guy! That was a good twist, I didn't see it coming.

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What I didn't like about last night's episode was how "pretty" the actors looked. They kind of looked *too* perfect, yk? I mean, when was the last time you saw a teenaged boy with perfect skin on his face, and hair that just waved just so? It was very stereotyped I thought, CIA agent, priest, good looking teen and his slightly overweight, goofy best friend, etc. I want to see some "real" people!:
Totally agreed! That priest is just entirely too good-looking! Glamorous bottle-blonde FBI agent, gorgeous alien black guy.

Dh says the news caster guy looks a little like Michael J. Fox. I think he looks a little like Eric Stoltz in BSG Caprica.

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What I didn't like about last night's episode was how "pretty" the actors looked. They kind of looked *too* perfect, yk? I mean, when was the last time you saw a teenaged boy with perfect skin on his face, and hair that just waved just so? It was very stereotyped I thought, CIA agent, priest, good looking teen and his slightly overweight, goofy best friend, etc. I want to see some "real" people!:
I agree that somewhat. I think that the V were supposed to be perfect looking because they aren't "real" people. But the other characters are a bit too perfect looking. The son was a bit outdated for the part, meaning for a modern made version of the show.

But if they were really ugly, some people may have a hard time watching.
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I agree that somewhat. I think that the V were supposed to be perfect looking because they aren't "real" people. But the other characters are a bit too perfect looking. The son was a bit outdated for the part, meaning for a modern made version of the show.

But if they were really ugly, some people may have a hard time watching.
Ok, I agree that maybe for the "Visitors" they should look "perfect" as looking as much like humans is their disguise. However for the real humans, give me some flaws! Look at Lost, Heros, and the other shows... Even some of the main characters had some realistic looking "flaws". Yeah...even Sawyer...mmmm...

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I missed this show on Tuesday! I wonder if the first episode is running again?

I agree though about preferring "real" good looking people. And Sawyer is a perfect example!

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Dh says the news caster guy looks a little like Michael J. Fox. I think he looks a little like Eric Stoltz in BSG Caprica.
Scott Wolf from party of five. He's aged strangely. He looks like he's had bad plastic surgery, or something.

I liked it okay. I think the first epi should have been 2 hours.
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Just a note for fellow Losties: Does this mean that Juliette isn't coming back for Sawyer since she is in V?
fellow lostie here I have heard tptb have said Juliette will be in the last season, but it has not been specified if she will be alive or a ghost.

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The spaceship with its hexagonal panels reminded me of the one in Chicken Little.

I thought it was pretty good. Like the PP, I would have liked to see a two-hour premiere for more character development.
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I too thought that was so odd that they made a point of saying how Vs are all attrative, when all the humans are, too. There was a very real looking man behind Scott Wolf right then, or else I would have just laughed out loud. Still!

We really enjoyed it.
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Don't know what I think yet. Loved the original miniseries as a kid.

I was very anti- the new Battlestar Galactica when my DH made me watch it, but now it's one of my all time favorites, so I have hope I'll like this too.

Liked the surprises at the end. Those were the best parts. My DH kept calling Scott Wolf - "Michael J. Fox." I explained that in no way could that be Michael J. Fox, as he is older than we are. (And he has Parkinson's disease, which has put him in a wheelchair, right?) DH lives in the eighties sometimes... (I also agree about Scott Wolf aging weirdly. Definitely a possible case of bad plastic surgery!)
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