Comments:"Lost" actress Elizabeth Mitchell cast in ABC's "V" pilot

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V? Puh-leeeze! Don't re-make that dreck. The effects were crap, and Pinocchio could have provided less wooden acting. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:47, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

The show was a bit offbeat, but the NBC miniseries movie was really kick ass. If ABC plays their cards right and doesn't screw this up, it will be an excellent series. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:08, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
It was good if you were young enough to not notice the really crap f/x and the dumb and cheesy story premise that water is rare in the universe. It isn't, and as the producers demonstrated, the only thing in the universe more plentiful than hydrogen is stupidity. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:18, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Uhhh...correct me if I am wrong on these 2 parts, but this was what...1983? I don't need to say how cheesy Dr. Who was until recently. On the second note, isn't this classified as 'science fiction'? ;-) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:19, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
You'll get no argument from me that the effects for Doctor Who were cheap - and often tacky. What carried it was good storytelling, often by well-known British SciFi writers. The premise of "coming to steal our water" that V relied on was totally unscientific. Good SciFi builds on established science, and that dictates that most solar systems will be like ours in that they have comets - mostly water. Look at water use here, it gets recycled through the ground, systems we've built, and the planet's ecosystem in general. Run a glass of water out of your tap, what you're likely to drink could - by some freak of circumstance - be the same water molecules some guy 2000 years ago called Jebus drank. No alien society could grow to an interstellar technological level if they used water once, or did not have enough available to support a population similar to our own. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:05, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes. And the old Battlestar Galactica kinda sucked too. Look what a reboot did. -Victor Sheckels 14:59, 23 March 2009 (UTC)