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Old 04-06-10, 06:35 AM
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"V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

V 3

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Anna introduces her pilot program to invite select groups of humans to stay on each of the 29 space ships, Ryan must deal with the fact that Valerie's pregnancy is wildly accelerated, Tyler learns a secret about his mom, and one of the team makes a sacrifice to save Ryan.


Written by Charles Murray & Natalie Chaidez

Directed by Dean White

Natalie Chaidez was a writer/producer on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Dean White was a Producer on The Shield with Scott Rosenbaum, the new showrunner. Charles Murray worked on season 1 of Castle. Some good talent behind the scenes on this episode.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

This show really needs to work on its FX. The scenes on the ship are so obviously green screen enhanced it's distracting.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
This show really needs to work on its FX. The scenes on the ship are so obviously green screen enhanced it's distracting.
Its because nobody cast a shadow. Maybe its an alien thing.

Holy Krycek sighting!
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Think this is the last episode I will watch.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

I'm still aboard. It's a crazy show.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

I really want to like this, but it's becoming a chore and painful to watch.

At the very best I'll just put this show in my "watch later" stack and will get to it if/when there's a season 2 announced. Otherwise I don't think I'm wasting more time with it.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Originally Posted by stingermck View Post

Holy Krycek sighting!
It kind of appeared like he still had the black oil in his eyes.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
This show really needs to work on its FX. The scenes on the ship are so obviously green screen enhanced it's distracting.
The shots where Morris Chestnut was walking through the hallways looked terrible.

I'm real close to dropping this as well.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

The first four eps. had a promising story that was able to keep interested to this point. While the recent two have kept me somewhat interested, they do not seem to be taking the direction needed to maintain it. I read that the head creative chair for the show was replaced and they wanted to take it in a new direction, which so far I don't like.

It seems that instead of the focus being on the resistance and Fifth Column against Anna and the others, they want to go for family tension melodrama for the CW type crowd, (Tyler and his family) mixed with random freaky stuff (the new lizard baby, Anna's birthing of a clone army) they think will appeal to the scfi-fi crowd. In short, they want to make the show everything to everybody, which for something like this isn't possible.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

I enjoyed this episode much more than the one last week which I thought was about 6 eps cut down into one. This week was much slower and manageable. Loved seeing Krycek, that was amazing. Krycek in V, Tooms was in 24 this year, and Duchovny in Californication, good to see the X-Files folks.

I don't know what I'm hoping for with this new V. I sort of want to see what they do about the old storylines (like alien baby) but I'm not crazy about some choices. The new version of Michael Ironside just isn't as good as the real thing!
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I don't like the stupid stuff with Tyler and the whole dynamic that comes with it; still think the show is good and will stick with it.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

I'm actually really enjoying the show. Aside from Tyler, I think it's all very interesting stuff. I love the whole Fifth Column plot.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

count me in as one of the few that are still watching and enjoying this.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Iam trying to enjoy this show, but its just so darn slow and boreing. I still have it set to record everyweek on my dvr in hopes that it will start to pick up. but half way through watching yesterdays episode just now i was so bored i just deleted the episode as it was putting me to sleep.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Just watched this. I'm still enjoying it, though it's clearly flawed and I'm not confident they will head the right direction, whatever that may be. I'll keep watching though in hopes that it will become even stronger.

The way Anna's daughter keeps asking about emotions and the way the camera catches her questioning looks during her talks with Anna makes me wonder if she may be a Fifth column one day...

Could be very interesting if Tyler were to die or fully come under Anna's control, and she rebeled and became Fifth Column. Would create great tension between the Elizabeth Mitchell's character and her.

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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

I'm still on board and enjoying the show for what it is. I do wish they would move things along a bit. The resistance doesn't seem to have much of a plan, other than to exist. They should be adding more on the human side of things too, like maybe have Erica develop some contacts and try to get a warning to higher ups in the FBI or government.

Also, the blurb in the OP saysthat Tyler learns a secret about his mom. Did I miss something?
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

i thought it was decent, but damn if those special effects aren't absolutely dreadful.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Originally Posted by wmansir View Post

Also, the blurb in the OP saysthat Tyler learns a secret about his mom. Did I miss something?

Yeah the Mom and Dad were going back and forth about telling him some "truth". I don't think they did it last night though.

I wonder...

He's an Alien?
He's not his Dad's?

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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

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Holy Krycek sighting!
THANK YOU! It was driving me nuts trying to figure out where he was from.

I'm still watching, but I have yet to feel that "I can't wait for next week's episode!" feeling.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
I read that the head creative chair for the show was replaced and they wanted to take it in a new direction, which so far I don't like. It seems that instead of the focus being on the resistance and Fifth Column against Anna and the others, they want to go for family tension melodrama for the CW type crowd
There is a much simpler explanation. The resistance is a theme that appeals to men. They're replacing it with family melodrama because that appeals to women. "Appeal to women at all costs" will kill this show as it has many others.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

After watching all the episodes I'm officially giving up. It's a mess, it's not well written, the characters and mysteries are boring and unappealing. I really wanted to like it.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

I'll keep watching but it's not exactly riveting.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Yeah, too bad about the Tyler story.

I will watch until the end of this season, but I don't have any hope.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

Yeah, I'll hang around, but not with much enthusiasm.
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Re: "V" -- "Pound of Flesh" -- 04/06/10

At the rate the ratings are falling, the network will make the decision to stop watching for us.

It was down nearly 20% over last week and only had 6mil viewers.

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