Preview: ‘V’ 2.0
Like we haven’t had enough science fiction shows from the 80’s remade lately… here’s the trailer from ABC’s upfronts for V:
Yes, that’s Elizabeth Mitchell from Lost and Morena Baccarin from Firefly with the butch haircut.
Interestingly, some people are finding current political metaphor in it, such as David Sirota in Salon:
Am I crazy or does this preview make the show seem like a
not-so-subtle fringe-right-wing criticism of Obama and Obama followers?
In questioning Obama’s citizenship and heritage, conservatives
have always portrayed Obama as an alien visitor. They’ve also
constantly implied that behind Obama’s friendly veneer are sinister
motives – and they seem to believe that while most of the public are
gullible fools believing in Obama as a savior, they and their tea-party
protestors see the “real truth” of those motives.
Now, didn’t I basically just describe that preview?
And James Poniewozik from Time:
Remake of the classic alien-invasion miniseries plays in the trailer,
weirdly, like an allegory of the Obama election: aliens come to Earth,
promise “hope” and “change” (words actually used), inspire cult-like
devotion, but have creepy intent and are secretly lizards. Maybe I’m
reading too much into it. But it has potential to be Glenn Beck’s new
The original metaphor was the Aliens were based on the Nazis. Now it’s Obama? Terrific.