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Old 08-09-06, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
but Elizabeth has some mysterious power which is able to stop the detonation.
The worst ending this side of a Stephen King novel.
Old 08-09-06, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Duran
The worst ending this side of a Stephen King novel.
Old 08-10-06, 05:13 PM
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Looks like it could be fun to watch...my household of 7 guys watch together the 1st V Mini Series everynight it was on - Loved it!

Own the DVDs and looking forward to watching them again.
Old 08-10-06, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizdar
Throughout the first mini, the only “V” we had reference to was “visitors.” Only at the end are we given the second meaning.
The meaning seems obvious given the WWII allegory:

Old 06-15-07, 04:27 PM
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Check here

Looks like the book is happening! Taken a while to get this story rolling, as we have speculated about it here for the past four years or so.
Old 06-15-07, 05:51 PM
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Marc Singer will be dead by the time they get around to making this.
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However, his tits will still look terrific.
Old 06-18-07, 12:49 PM
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I think Singer will be playing a minor role, if any.
Old 06-18-07, 01:37 PM
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I'm glad to see that - at the very least - we'll be getting a novel. Kenny's a GREAT guy, and one of the best science fiction writers out there, especially when it comes to series TV (Bionic Woman, V (first mini-series only!), and Alien Nation).
Old 06-19-07, 09:50 AM
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Kenneth Johnson, the V creator, has noted that he just can't seem to get the next miniseries made. The networks keep telling him to do stuff different than he wants.

Nonetheless, as noted above, fans will be happy to hear that this fall a new V book by Johnson will be released. Read more about it on his website: http://www.kennethjohnson.us/VNovel.html

Old 06-19-07, 10:55 AM
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I take it the approach for the book is still to disregard everything that happened after the original mini-series(including The Final Battle storyline)? That would be the best approach IMO, as the original ended with
Spoiler:
the resistance sending out a message into space for any kind of help that may exist.
Old 06-19-07, 11:05 AM
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No need to spoil. We've already discussed the plots of the previous efforts in detail.
Old 06-19-07, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JuryDuty
Kenneth Johnson, the V creator, has noted that he just can't seem to get the next miniseries made. The networks keep telling him to do stuff different than he wants.

Nonetheless, as noted above, fans will be happy to hear that this fall a new V book by Johnson will be released. Read more about it on his website: http://www.kennethjohnson.us/VNovel.html

You would think with all the crap that The Sci fi channel puts out that they could make a new V miniseries.
Old 06-19-07, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by riley_dude
You would think with all the crap that The Sci fi channel puts out that they could make a new V miniseries.
As long as Johnson has TOTAL control over it and it doesn't become a "Sci-Fi Original"
Old 06-20-07, 08:30 AM
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Yeah, because Battlestar Galactica was such a hulking piece of crap...

Okay, I realize that BG is a diamond in the rough for Sci-Fi, but it is quite good. However, I do agree that I would rather have a continuation of the mini-series if we get a nother movie.
Old 10-10-08, 10:03 AM
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http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

Alien lizards set to invade ABC in 'V'
'4400's' Scott Peters to write sci-fi adaptation
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER

"V," the 1980s miniseries about alien lizards visiting Earth, will invade primetime once again.

ABC is developing a new adaptation of the franchise — which spawned a second mini and TV spinoff — written by "The 4400" co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters.

Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original longform, is once again producing the project, which was sold as a spec script to the Alphabet net.

Peters is set to exec produce, along with HDFilms principal Jace Hall.

Hall, the former head of Warner Bros.’ videogame division who has worked on titles including "F.E.A.R.," will help expand "V" into other platforms, including gaming.

Peters, who earned two Emmy noms for "The 4400," said he wasn’t looking to do another sci-fi piece. But when Warner Bros. TV approached him about reinventing "V," the producer said he couldn’t resist.

"Whenever I mention ‘V’ to anybody, they still have a lot of good memories about the original movie and series," Peters said. "Everybody has that imagery of their uniforms, or the visitor eating a hamster. It’s a science fiction icon and too good to pass up."

The original "V" served as an allegory for the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. Peters said he won’t duplicate that concept, except that the new "V" will still focus on what happens when the masses have blind faith in their leaders.

In this case, the new "V" will center on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with an aimless son who’s got problems. When the aliens arrive, her son gloms on to them — causing tension within the family. As in the original "V," several storylines will unfold simultaneously.

But even without the same storyline, the original "V’s" bones will remain: As in the ’80s version, the show will open with an enormous army of spaceships hovering over the world’s major cities. The visitors say they’ve come to help Earth, but their motives are nefarious (in the original, they wanted to steal the world’s water supply).

Peters first pitched "V" to networks but failed to spark interest; Warner Bros. TV sent the scribe back to write "V" on spec — and ABC bought it.

The original "V" scored a tremendous 40 share for its closing episode in 1983. That success spawned a sequel and a weekly series, which aired in the 1984-85 season.

Original "V" writer-producer-director Kenneth Johnson recently attempted to revive "V" as "V: The Second Generation" but is not involved in the Peters version.

As for Peters, scribe has been spending more time behind the lens, helming multiple episodes of "The 4400," as well as "Jericho," "Burn Notice" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." He’s also directing the new CBS pilot "Harper’s Island."

Peters also developed the pilot "Found" for ABC last year. He began his career as a writer-producer on "The Outer Limits."
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Doesn't exactly say if this is a series, a TV movie, or another mini?
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But Kenneth Johnson isn't involved?
Old 10-10-08, 12:56 PM
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Oh, that stinks. I actually met Kenny earlier this year at a Comic convention. BTW, he's probably one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He was plugging his new book "V: The Second Generation" which he signed for me and was telling everyone that he was hoping to get this made as a movie soon. Damn, that sucks for him.

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I read V: The Second Generation. It wasn't very good.
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Originally Posted by riley_dude View Post
But Kenneth Johnson isn't involved?
No, and his website says to ignore this new news. Here's what he says rom

www.kennethjohnson.us

Update 10/9/08 -- You may hear reports that Warner Bros TV is attempting to
“reimagine” V as a television series. This is relatively old news. Last fall their
new concept, which Kenny in not involved with, was passed on by all four
networks. Though ABC is again considering the possibility of developing a
TV pilot project, this does not in any way affect Kenny’s ongoing efforts to
remake his original classic as a major motion picture.

Kenny’s prime desire is to bring big-screen production values to the new
movie while protecting the quality, integrity and substance that made his
original V such a critically acclaimed, international landmark.

More soon. Ignore all other rumors -- the real deal will always be announced
here as soon as possible.
Old 10-10-08, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
I read V: The Second Generation. It wasn't very good.
Why do you say that? (Without spoilers, if you can.)
Old 10-10-08, 04:54 PM
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Why do you say that? (Without spoilers, if you can.)
It read like a screenplay. I certainly have no problem with sex scenes, but it almost seemed like he went out of his way to sex up the plot. I also didn't buy many of the basic plot elements, which I can't get into if you don't want me to spoil. There is also a glaring inconsistency between the novel and the original miniseries.
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Red Dog,
Please post you thoughts about the book in this thread I started awhile back.
I would be very interested to read you thoughts without having to worry about spoilers.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/book-talk/5...iscussion.html

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