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Old 11-10-2009, 08:30 PM
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PLEASE EXCUSE THE RANT! It's been two episodes already and I don't really get why the Visitors are supposed to be the bad guys. Sure, there's the Reptilian skin, the snakey nature of how they hide their identities with a human appearance, but can you really blame them? Look at human history for a sampling of how we treat people that look different from us. What have they done for humanity? Cured the sick and created a sense of oneness among humans. In exchange for acceptance, trust-sounds reasonable. So their leader doesn't like being asked tough questions, who does? They monitor phone calls, TV programming, so does the government. They have moles in our government and society, foreign governments still spy also, and so do domestic security agencies. They dislike protestors and resistance fighters, so do corporations. I guess my point here is I really don't find these Visitors all that alien or menacing, despite the creepy music. They haven't blown up major cities and taken what they want like humans have in the past. What have they really done that makes them baddies any worse than the baddies in a non-alien world? The show hasn't effectively made the case that these Visitors are bad guys, or any worse than the existing bad guys in our world, IMO.

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:32 PM
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Have you seen the original V?
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Have you seen the original V?

He's a Peace Ambassador. You can relax though I've already outed him to the resistance.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:50 PM
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Have you seen the original V?
Yes. And I think the original V did a better job of presenting these aliens as baddies than the current show does. I know this show is sticking pretty close to the original, but I just don't find these Visitors all that bad, or evil, or whatever they are supposed to be. This could seriously imperil the show, as they need to be evil or menacing for the audience to root for the heroes in the show, and for the proper tension and excitment to exist where the audience cares to see the Visitors get trashed. Am I alone in feeling this, or do others agree with me?
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:00 PM
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Yes. And I think the original V did a better job of presenting these aliens as baddies than the current show does. I know this show is sticking pretty close to the original, but I just don't find these Visitors all that bad, or evil, or whatever they are supposed to be. This could seriously imperil the show, as they need to be evil or menacing for the audience to root for the heroes in the show, and for the proper tension and excitment to exist where the audience cares to see the Visitors get trashed. Am I alone in feeling this, or do others agree with me?
I haven't been watching the new one and know very little about it. Who knows they might be drawing parallels to the human race the first few episodes so they can really blindside you later on.
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Old 11-10-2009, 11:38 PM
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PLEASE EXCUSE THE RANT! It's been two episodes already and I don't really get why the Visitors are supposed to be the bad guys. Sure, there's the Reptilian skin, the snakey nature of how they hide their identities with a human appearance, but can you really blame them? Look at human history for a sampling of how we treat people that look different from us. What have they done for humanity? Cured the sick and created a sense of oneness among humans. In exchange for acceptance, trust-sounds reasonable. So their leader doesn't like being asked tough questions, who does? They monitor phone calls, TV programming, so does the government. They have moles in our government and society, foreign governments still spy also, and so do domestic security agencies. They dislike protestors and resistance fighters, so do corporations. I guess my point here is I really don't find these Visitors all that alien or menacing, despite the creepy music. They haven't blown up major cities and taken what they want like humans have in the past. What have they really done that makes them baddies any worse than the baddies in a non-alien world? The show hasn't effectively made the case that these Visitors are bad guys, or any worse than the existing bad guys in our world, IMO.
Well, it's only two episodes in, but...

Some people want them to leave. They meet in a warehouse to stage a some sort of plan to move against them and the visitors send in their blade wielding ninja assassins to quell any uprising before it starts. That was enough to sell me on them being bad guys.

But they certainly are more political in this V than the original. The original had that political angle but it got to Gestapo-style police force alot quicker. This one seems more insidious. Killing with kindness sort of material. Never trust anyone who ends every speech with, 'we're at peace, always.'
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:52 AM
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Old 11-12-2009, 12:04 AM
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Don't forget about the saying " don't trust the wolf and sheep clothing.
This V is based in New York so it will develope diffrent than the other. I am sure we will see more of what they are up to soon (remember the sleeper Cell)
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http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/v-she...0-of-audience/

More bad news for "V". That Elizabeth Mitchell is hot!
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I felt like very little happened in the second episode. The first went by too damn fast and glossed over great story opportunities and the second episode didn't tell much story at all!!

episode 2


I will keep watching, but I may not return after episode 4 when V takes it's long hiatus.
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