When I first heard about ABC’s new take on the classic Sci-Fi invasion series called V, I thought to myself, “that would be great.” My initial response response was to hope they would at least tread water with this show and give the Sci-Fi genre a decent foot hold in the ratings.
After watching the trailer for ABC’s V, I’m thinking it should do OK. Well, I hope better than OK, but I hold myself in reservation when it comes to how ratings pan out for good sci-fi.
The trailer at first reminded me of Independence Day as the massive alien ships come hovering into view over a multitude of cities. Things shaking, people getting scared. Then we’re shown that the alien visitors are here to help humanity but there are detractors in the human race as some seem to find out some details that most don’t know.
As the trailer progresses, we see glimpses of the dirty secret that is bound to develop.
It’s a very well done trailer and I see interesting parallels with Battlestar Galactica.
There appears to be a strong undertone of faith and devotion, which becomes a key factor as humanity seems to be bestowing devotion upon the hope that the aliens bring. We also see strong family ties demonstrated, and then there’s the initial blanket of hope that slowly recedes as we get a slow, ever creeping sense of impending doom.
Dang, the trailer itself is a great stand-alone mini episode!
I’m particularly looking forward to seeing a few of the cast members as they get a chance to step out of the shadows of their previous roles and add some more shine to their acting resume.
Morena Baccarin (Firefly, Stargate SG-1) will be playing a visitor who is the front face for the aliens, named Anna. It will be very nice to see her – Even if she’s an alien.
Below we have FBI and Homeland Security agents working together. Hey! Didn’t she get blown up in Lost?
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) plays a mother and Homeland Security agent, Erica Evans, and I don’t think I overstep my boundaries by saying that fan favorite Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse) is playing FBI Agent Dale Maddox.
Remember Laura Vandervoort (Smallville)? She is looking HOTTER than ever as the alien named Lisa. Oh lord, I’m gonna get abducted and like it.
ABC’s V is looking to debut sometime midseason in the early part of 2010. I think I’m actually starting to look forward to it.
What’s your take? Is there hope for the genre on broadcast television with this new entry into the mix?
Much gratitude to VisitorSite for the images.