With a remake of V, it’s tempting to expect a new title. Maybe VI. I guess they avoided V-2, because they knew that’d be a bomb.
Now, I was around for the original V, but I think I ditched it pretty early on, perhaps even during the original miniseries (for you young’uns out there, the original started with a miniseries and then followed up with an ongoing run, one that didn’t ongo that long.) I don’t remember much of the details from that series, so I can’t recall just which elements are brought forward from that, and which are new. But there are seem key points in the set-up and theme that make it seem like they were very happy with Battlestar Galactica. In this version, we are not only visitd by aliens, but we also learn that (unknown to most humans) the aliens are among us, passing themselves as human in order to infiltrate us – pure new Cylon all the way. And the material with the careful manipulation of the media just felt like more of the Galactica theme. But much of it seems so shallowly done, and while there is legit reason for inclusion of teenage storylines, it still feels like something grafted on for a teen audience. But it’s got people I like, like whotserface from Lost (both this and Flashforward have Lostfolks; what do you want to bet that ABC required them to be willing to make any needed appearances in the final season of Lost a requirement for approving them for the shows?), and Alan Tudyk. Perhaps I will give this another try, a chance to be moving to something interesting rather than obvious.