by William Teach | November 4, 2009 7:54 am
So, ABC does a remake of the 1980’s mini-series “V,” turning it into a weekly show. Cool. Space monsters. Classic formula.
Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care.
Actually, the up front leader is a she. And, she does make all those sorts of “we’re the space aliens, and we are here to help.” Of course, in the opening 5 minutes, a large Jesus on the Cross falls and nearly crushes a man in a wheel chair. And, in the first 15, two priests have thoughts of doubt about God, because the aliens came. The first 30 seemed more about hopenchange then the original hopenchange
The news media swoons in admiration — one simpering anchorman even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: “Why don’t you show some respect?!” The public is likewise smitten, except for a few nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader’s origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: “Embracing change is never easy.”
The leader offers an up and coming reporter a once in a lifetime interview. Right before it is about to start, he says he has to ask some tough questions. She says he has to show the V in a good light. He says that’s not the way it works. She says the interview is over. Then she tells him this could make his career, and that he really wants to cooperate. Unsurprisingly, he does. And, during said interview, the leader states that she wants health care for all. I actually groaned out-loud when the reporter says “you mean like universal health care?” Then I remembered something important from the original series
So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait — did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who’s come here to eat us?
See, now that is the part that liberals will not like. I’d suspect that liberals are sending plenty of unhinged emails, and placing many unhinged, frothing, foaming phone calls, to ABC.
While those few nut cases are circulating rumors and banding together to fight back, the V actually attack them.
Of course, I am wondering what kind of trickery the producers, director, and writers will stick in to change the dynamics so it becomes Liberal Friendly, much as the big shots destroyed Battlestar Galactica.
To be honest, I wish they could have left the politics out of it. Ruins the atmosphere. Hopefully, they will change it up just a bit, drop the politics.
Crossed at Pirate’s Cove
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