If you have any memory of the 80’s, you’ll remember NBC’s lizards-disguised-as-humans-have-come-to-enslave-the-planet TV mini-series: V. A high-production sci-fi adventure allegory min-series that spawned Independence Day’s massive spaceship hovering over cities imagery, V had most boys forgetting about Star Wars for a while and peeling silly putty off their faces, making “Wsssshhh-Zew” laser sounds and not even thinking twice about abberant behavior with a hot lizard.
V remains surprisingly solid on revisit some 26 years later, but has always been a great candidate for updating. Apparently, the ABC network agreed wholeheartedly and has rebooted V with an upcoming series this fall. The trailer below has me all kinds of pleasantly surprised and really looking forward to it. V 2009 looks to be taking modern themes (the old V was an allegory for Nazis and victory in WW II) like religion and blind devotion, change and hope and putting some pretty interesting twists on them. Still, it looks like they’re leaving losts of room open for tearing off skin to reveal lizards underneath– and that’s always awesome.