Preview: ‘V’ 2.0

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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5 Responses

  1. Jason M. Bryant says:

    Yeah, if you try really hard you can see those political parallels.But let's look at Morena Baccarin's character, the leader of the aliens.1) Attractive woman.2) Beloved by a group of followers, but heavily distrusted by others.3) Extremely unhappy about interviews that are anything less than completely positive.4) Routinely kills something and eats it.Sound like any vice presidential candidates we've seen lately?All these things have been done before, both the things Sirota mentions and the stuff I just pointed out. The series is, of course, using things from the modern world, like phrases we're used to hearing powerful people say. But reading too much into that doesn't help. Especially when the arguments, like Sirota's, aren't made on facts but on accusations that he's just assuming to be true.

    • Christopher Back says:

      That is what the best sci-fi (the same with westerns, horror, and fantasy) does is deal with the real world in ways that you can't do in a "real world" drama because of our preconceived ideologies. Now that being said, right now for me it's hard to say whether it's commenting on Obama or Palin, because it's only a 3 minute trailer not a 60-120 minute (I remember somebody Peter David's website saying that based on the trailers and TV spots he thought the new BSG was a right-wing pro-military show) so lets wait until we see a full episode before we judge or until one show's head honchos make a statement (which I hope they don't because it gives the show more hype). That is just my 2 cents.

  2. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Um…You dig enough, you can find allegory in anything. There are endless essays on the The One Ring represents in LotR, from the atom bomb to the industrial revolution.Has no one noriced that the plot is EXACTLY the same as it was when the first series was on? Aliens with a dark secret come to earth offering wonderful gifts? NOTHING changed. They made the boss alien's name one syllable shorter-BFD.If anything they made it more believable by having them admit they need water. People are suspicious of free things, but if you admit that you want things too, it sounds far more plausible.Go find a copy of Keith Laumer's _The Monitors_ (and a copy of the film if you possibly can) and of Damon Knight's "To Serve Man" (after which my cooking show will be named) to see this story in two of its original forms. It's a classic plot, so I'm claiming it was directly lifted, but these are two classic examples of it.For the record, I do not consider the original V to be an good example of the plot. No matter how magnificent Diana's rack was.

  3. Bones Rodriguez says:

    OMG!!! YES!!! I am old enough that I remember when the human lady got pregnant with a V baby, and then we found out during the birth that she wass having TWINS!!One came out like a human…. and then the other was a LIZARD!! AHH!!!! It was a terrible hand puppet, but WOW was it AWESOME!!!!