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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:08 AM
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Well, an interesting re-make of a great mini-series. As I understand it, there will be 4 initial episodes, then a hiatus, with the series resuming in March. After that, who knows?

I thought tonight's episode was pretty good -- interesting departure from the original, with the reptiles already having been here for some time, forming terrorist-like sleeper cells.

I loved the line about "universal health care".....

The only problem is, we already know how this is going to go. The reptiles are bad. They intend to do us harm. The humans will eventually resist. The humans will win. The reptiles will go away.

I loved the original mini-series, and am hoping this series will be entertaining.
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Dean:

I remember the original mini-series/series from the 80's. It started out very good and quickly went downhill. I used to refer to it as "Lizard People from Space".

I should have set the DVR to record the new one but I remember how the old one was and just didn't feel it was worth it.

Then again: The 70's/80's version of Battlestar Galactica was a joke but the 21st century version was excellent.

I may give it a shot "if" I hear good buzz about it.

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Old November 4th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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Well, the buzz actually has been pretty good so far.

There are some parallels to the mini-series: the lead lizard is named Anna (the previous lead lizard was named Diana), a journalist exposed the lizards in the mini-series, a journalist may expose them in this new series.

I'm hoping there will be repeats of some of the classic mini-series scenes, especially when the lead lizard eats a live rodent!
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With this question, I'll now make it common knowledge that I don't watch TV except for news, the History Channel, some of the good PBS stuff (including Lawrence Welk ) and of course NASCAR.

Is this the program being advertised that begins with one very good looking girl (I think the common lingo is "One Hot Chick") who smilingly says to the effect that her associates mean no harm to Earth and are only here to make us better? If so, it's a shame she's a lizard 'cause if somebody who looked like her stepped out of a spacecraft I'd immediately ask, "Will you take me back to YOUR leader?"

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Old November 4th, 2009, 07:19 PM
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Todd, indeed it is the same show you've seen advertised.

And yea -- she's one hot lizard!
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Todd and Mean Dean..you both need to go to confession and stop watching mindless tv

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hot lizard! = Stargate bad girl???
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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Lombard,

Do you get V down in New Zealand?

I've never watched Stargate so I don't know if the actress who plays the lead lizard is from Stargate. I guess I could check in out on IMDB.com

By the way, did you ever see the original mini-series? If so, how do you compare them?
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I never did like reptiles.

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Saw it the other day and it looks ok so far.
Just waiting for the first curddled milk sceen lol

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Do you get V down in New Zealand?

I've never watched Stargate so I don't know if the actress who plays the lead lizard is from Stargate. I guess I could check in out on IMDB.com

By the way, did you ever see the original mini-series? If so, how do you compare them?
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Well, a good show tonight, though nothing too exciting.

Seems like the writers are setting Erica's son up to be a bad guy. If so, it will be interesting to see if he gets fed to the lizards, like in the original mini-series.

Speaking of feeding -- I'm still waiting for somebody to eat a live rodent!

By the way, has anyone noticed that all of the character's houses all seem to be a modern Arts and Crafts style?

Two more episodes 'til March......
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And the plot thickens.....

(Come to think of it, do plots ever thin.......?!)

Will be interesting to see what they do with the Son/Visitor relationship. I wonder is there's a pregnancy, like in the original series, and how that will play out. In this new "re-imagining", it's probably a bad thing!

So I guess the moral is: Mommas, don't let your sons grow up to date lizards!
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I think Diana in the old series was much 'meaner' and sexier than Anna.

BTW, the old series was on back 2 back 2 back on FX about 2 weeks or so ago.
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And the plot thickens.....

(Come to think of it, do plots ever thin.......?!)

Will be interesting to see what they do with the Son/Visitor relationship. I wonder is there's a pregnancy, like in the original series, and how that will play out. In this new "re-imagining", it's probably a bad thing!

So I guess the moral is: Mommas, don't let your sons grow up to date lizards!
The plot curdles???
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The plot curdles???
Liam -- only if the milk's going bad......!
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Dont you remember that curdeld milk is like alcohol to the lizards???
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I think Diana in the old series was much 'meaner' and sexier than Anna.

BTW, the old series was on back 2 back 2 back on FX about 2 weeks or so ago.
Bobby, a couple of things.......

First, where the heck have you been? On a cruise for the ages? You've been notablly absent (and missed) in the College Football Pool.

And you're right, I think Diana was a bit more interesting than Anna. Anna seems kind of bland -- hot but bland -- whereas Diana was sexy.......

But I'm still waiting for someone to eat a live rodent!
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Ah, I just sort of chilled on forums plus had to put my mom in a nursing home and that has kept me busy.
Yeah, I need to get back into the pool.

Watched V tonight, sort of different twists from original.

The lady playing Anna sort of has a funny looking upper lip or something.
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Holy smokes – the lizard getting skinned alive……..

This version of V is a lot more brutal. But I suppose that’s what makes it more realistic than the original version. Don’t know if I could make the same decision as the V doctor.

So, all in all, a pretty exciting episode. Of course, we’re left with the requisite cliff-hangers: the priest is stabbed and left for dead, the son is becoming a collaborator – and of course, the lizard armada is on its way….

Can’t wait ‘til March!
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Arrrrgh Spoiler!!
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