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#1 May 23 2009 at 11:59 AM Rating: Good
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ABC has a remake of the scifi series "V" on their fall lineup. Color me stoked.

I see lots of familiar faces. Scott Wolf, and I couldn't get a great glimpse of him, but I'm reasonably certain that the tall, bald hunk of African-American gorgeousness is D. B. Woodside, aka Principal Robin Wood from the seventh season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

However, IMDB has got NOTHING on this. What's up with that?



Edited, May 23rd 2009 1:03pm by Ambrya
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#2 May 23 2009 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
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First time I heard of it, should be interesting to see an updated version I suppose.
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#3 May 23 2009 at 5:13 PM Rating: Good
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I've seen the original movie/mini-series at least a dozen times. The series was a bit cheesy, yet still enjoyable. Trailer looks pretty awesome. Thanks for the heads up.
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Hopefully ABC doesn't try to put it in a competing time slot with Fringe.
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#5 May 23 2009 at 9:07 PM Rating: Decent
I don't know, i'm not a fan of remaking old tv shows. I'd rather they make a new series with the same themes than remake V. Most of sci-fi remakes are pretty horrible, and the ones that aren't remake the originals heavily.
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#6 May 23 2009 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
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The Neispace of Doom wrote:
I don't know, i'm not a fan of remaking old tv shows. I'd rather they make a new series with the same themes than remake V. Most of sci-fi remakes are pretty horrible, and the ones that aren't remake the originals heavily.


Two words:

Battlestar Galactica

Yeah, it had some iffy moments in the third and fourth seasons, but I think that was largely due to the fact that the production team just didn't have the staying power to maintain the standards they set early on. The first two seasons, however, were some of the best and most brilliant television I've ever seen.


Edited, May 23rd 2009 11:16pm by Ambrya
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#7 May 24 2009 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
Meh, tbh it probably could have not had the battlestar name and done well. I don't like series cashing in on older shows and then being totally alien in tone to what they were-i'd just rather have them ditch that and make a unique series.

With V i watched it as a kid, and it was pretty memorable then. Its a part of its time, I really don't want to see it transplanted to this age. Call it the "transformers" complex-some things should be left to the originals.
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#8 May 25 2009 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Ambrya wrote:
However, IMDB has got NOTHING on this. What's up with that?

False.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307824/

Ambrya wrote:
and I couldn't get a great glimpse of him, but I'm reasonably certain that the tall, bald hunk of African-American gorgeousness is D. B. Woodside, aka Principal Robin Wood from the seventh season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Also false, it's Morris Chestnut.

Edited, May 25th 2009 12:19pm by Kastigir
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#9 May 25 2009 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
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Kastigir wrote:
Ambrya wrote:
However, IMDB has got NOTHING on this. What's up with that?

False.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307824/


What was your search criteria?

When I did a search for "V" two days ago, nothing more recent than 2003 came up. Looks like it's newly added (since the first entry in the message board section is four days ago) and somehow hasn't made it to their search engine yet, at least not under "V" alone. I just did another search and the results were the same, nothing there when I search just for the letter V.

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Ambrya wrote:
and I couldn't get a great glimpse of him, but I'm reasonably certain that the tall, bald hunk of African-American gorgeousness is D. B. Woodside, aka Principal Robin Wood from the seventh season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Also false, it's Morris Chestnut.



Well, like I said, I couldn't get a good glimpse of him and since I couldn't find an IMDB entry, the cast list was a bit of a blank.

Either way, he still looks all kinds of yummy.

And FYI, the whole "false" thing makes you come across as a jerk, even if you don't mean it that way. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt, and even then it still rankles.


Edited, May 25th 2009 1:52pm by Ambrya
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#10 May 25 2009 at 5:12 PM Rating: Good
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Ambrya wrote:
What was your search criteria?

I watched the trailer you linked, recognized some actors in it, looked at their IMDB profile and voila...found the IMDB page. Took me 15-30 seconds tops.
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#11 May 25 2009 at 6:44 PM Rating: Decent
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ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?! omg I loved "V" when I was growing up. I bought the DVD but of course it lacks much.

I remember Diana and her blond companion (was she olivia?) oh and Elizabeth - then the less intelligent lizard version of her...

Good news! thank you
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#12 May 25 2009 at 7:08 PM Rating: Good
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Kastigir wrote:
Ambrya wrote:
What was your search criteria?

I watched the trailer you linked, recognized some actors in it, looked at their IMDB profile and voila...found the IMDB page. Took me 15-30 seconds tops.


Other than Scott Wolf (whose name I couldn't immediately remember) and the person who I *thought* was D.B. Woodside, I didn't know the names of any of the actors. And I expected a show called "V" would come up when you search for, y'know, "V". It didn't. Who knew?
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#13 May 30 2009 at 9:38 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't know which work came first, but did they both have to use the same letter as their trademark?

I see "V" and I keep imagining Hugo Weaving with a Guy Fawkes mask, tossing knives at cops in bullet-time while being overly poetic about it.
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#14 May 30 2009 at 10:39 PM Rating: Good
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This looks pretty freaking awesome.
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#15 Jun 02 2009 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Mazra wrote:
I don't know which work came first, but did they both have to use the same letter as their trademark?

I see "V" and I keep imagining Hugo Weaving with a Guy Fawkes mask, tossing knives at cops in bullet-time while being overly poetic about it.


The comic book's title is actually V for Vendetta, whereas the miniseries about aliens is just called V.

The real confusion comes when you read the novel V, by Thomas Pynchon, which has nothing to do with either of those. The only real similarity is that both Moore's comic and Pynchon's book, ironically, use the repeating imagery of the letter/number V throughout the narrative to induce a sense of paranoia.
#16 Jun 14 2009 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Ohhhhh. I've never heard of the original series, but this trailer looks awesome.
#17 Jun 22 2009 at 3:44 AM Rating: Default
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Having seen this as a kid on TV, makes me remember how farking old I am. I guess I'll get the popcorn and the red dust ready.
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