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October 24, 2009

First 8 Minutes of "V"

I don't really like shows, and sci-fi shows in particular, but this is well-done.

Airs Nov. 3, through November sweeps. Then it goes off the air until "early 2010."

On the political tip -- in the promos at the end for upcoming episodes, a reporter is set to interview the Vs' ambassador. "Just don't ask us anything that would portray us in a negative light," she says.

"Excuse me?" the reporter says, Frost/Nixon-ish.

The V ambassador then declares that FoxNews is not a "real news organization."

No not really. But the first part's accurate.

A little speculation: The reporter's producer is a beautiful woman, in that severe way that Hollywood likes to use for otherworldly types like angels, demons, aliens, and robots from the future. When I saw her I thought, "Oh, bad casting, she should be a V."

But I think they didn't cast her wrong. I think that the V's have a bunch of agents of influence they have infiltrated into society in advance of the actual invasion. Kind of a Battlestar Gallactica thing, who is and who isn't a V.

Maybe this is obvious. Maybe it was done on the old show. (I don't know, I watched the first few episodes and decided it was crap. My brother watched them, though. I should ask him.)

Oh, and a cute dodge: When it's pointed out this is just like Independence Day, the kid, Tyler, says Independence Day was just a rip-off of previous alien invasion movies -- including, by implication, the original V.

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