Friday, May 22, 2009

Science Fiction?
...or Not????

Remember the 8o's mini-series "V" ? It was pretty much an extended version of the Twilight Zone episode, "To Serve Man." Aliens come to earth and solve all of mans problems. As it turns out, their purpose for doing so was a bit nefarious, as human beings turned out to be one of their favorite take-out choices! Well, "V", as most other TV and movies productions that had any sort of success in the past, is being remade. Being a fan of the first, I was excited to see the trailer for the new series, coming out in the Fall of '09. It actually looked pretty decent, but what really struck me was some of the dialogue in the clips that are shown.

Take a look for yourself and see if anything stands out:




Hmmm.... Let's see...

~Anglican Pastor warns, "Gratitude can morph into worship".

~Alien adoring teenage son tells mom, "you know what the 'V's' call it? Spreading HOPE!!!"

~Head alien warns media interviewer, "Just be sure not to ask anything that will paint us in a negative light".

~Head alien in interview, "Embracing CHANGE is never easy, but the reward for doing so is far greater than anything you can imagine".

~Right-Wing Extremist' guy, "they are positioning themselves as the saviors of mankind".

~FBI lady, "They are arming themselves with the most powerful weapon out there...devotion"

...WOW!!!

Life paralleling art or what?


Saint Michael the Archangel...

Defend Us in Battle!!!

9 Comments:

Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Yep, that's immediately what came to my mind too.

10:07 PM  
Blogger chestertonian said...

Me too.

Also, Morena Baccarin is looking every bit as SMOKIN' as she did in Firefly/Serenity. And Elizabeth Mitchell is looking every bit as SMOKIN' as she did in LOST.

Rowr! :)

8:44 AM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I will have nightmares tonight because of that image.

12:36 PM  
Blogger byronfrombyron said...

Nice to see SOME dissent finally being allowed by corporate media. And wow, that looks like an actual improvement over the original miniseries. Of course, the holocaust survivor rocked in the first one.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I have a funny feeling this series won't last long. How unfortunant. It looks pretty damn promising.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I know this post is mostly about Obama, but this movie can also be an allegory for some of those wacked-out religious cults starting with the defunct Jonestown atrocity and moving forward into today's world. Good lesson for thinking critically and not buying a "pig in a poke."

11:46 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

St Michael, keep my .30-06 working!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Bill Hoog said...

I can't believe that Big Hollywood would let this see the light of day!

10:50 AM  
Blogger wildcat_conservative said...

What do you want to bet that the president will be a white guy, forcing the country into an un popular war? This will be about the LAST administration, not the current one. Then the V will turn out to be democr...I mean, good guys.

12:14 PM  

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