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I never watched Lost but I don't think they had a big break after four shows of their first season.

An extended break after establishing a following is fine. Just look at Star Trek.
 

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I'll probably save the first four episodes for sometime around, or just after, Christmas. The show looks interesting to me, but I'll lose interest with that long of a break.
 

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It may fail, or they may do 4 OMFG episodes and really have people hyped for the following episodes. Here's hoping for OMFG
 

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I don't hold out much hope for this series. They already halted production on it once (to do some "tweaking"), they might not even do a 13 episode order, and now they are showing 4 episodes before going on break. It's already got 3 strikes against it and it hasn't even been shown yet.

With all the troubles, maybe they should have done a mini-series to start, followed by the regular series in 2010 if it did well. (kind of like the original V did)
 

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They showed some of the trailers during Flashforward. It looks great!

http://abc.go.com/shows/v
I just saw one of the brief V trailers during FlashForward and thought the actress looked very familiar -then it hit me- Morena Baccarin i.e. Inara from Firefly! And of course, Gina Torres i.e. Zoe Washburne is actually one of the supporting cast members in FlashForward.
 

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Morena was also well known for her work in Stargate as a semi-regular.

We have noticed *many* actors/actresses from older shows appearing on new shows, more so this season than in the past. In mnay cases, it is hard to get past the type-casting.

Looks more and more like V will air as a mini-series similar to the original and only get picked up based on viewership.
 

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Don't know if its actually been stated but this begins Tuesday November 3rd at 8 p.m. ET.
 

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I'll record but I'll defer watching until I know they aren't going to pull the plug on the series. I can also watch the episodes closer to when the show resumes.
 

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Yea I'll record them and watch them between Christmas and the Olympics, if the series gets a full season order. If not I won't bother.
 

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Bumping as it starts tonight and I have set the PVR to record.
 

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Looking forward to seeing this as well, from the previews on ABC the PQ looked quite nice. I hope the series is a good one.

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I really liked it! Okay, not super liked it: the outer design of the motherships and the shuttles are ugly, and Morena doesn't have the "beautiful yet deadly" look of Jane Badler (Diana from the original V).

But I dig the idea that the Visitors had infiltrated our planet long before the big arrival! I don't remember if they did that on the original (I don't think they did), so this was a really nice twist. Also, there's more or a "war on terrorism" feel to this show, as opposed to the "cold war" feel of the original -- a nice update. And how cool was it to see Wash from Firefly in there?!

It was kinda cool seeing those two blonde "good guys" sitting together there . . . reminded me of Julie and Mike from the old show! Even looked a bit alike!

I'm totally giving this show a chance. In fact, I'm really stoked about it!

cheers,
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But I dig the idea that the Visitors had infiltrated our planet long before the big arrival!
What ??? you were not aware that they had infiltrated us ??? :D

I like the idea of a revival of this serie and hope to finaly see how it ends
(one episode not shot in the original serie)
Yves Simoneau Direct some episodes and i liked 4400 so i give it a try
but no Morena isn't hot as Jane Badler was
 

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SyFy reports that there has been a shakeup in management for the series, with the executive producer being replaced.

This must have happened before the first episode was even broadcast. I have to wonder where this will go, between changes at the helm, and the long long gap between episodes 4 and 5.
 

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Sadly, nothing really grabbed me in the first episode; the show just felt kind of average. It wasn't terrible or even bad by any means, but nothing spectacular, either.

I couldn't get through what I perceived were plot holes.

The transition of people (and world governments) realizing there are other intelligent beings in our universe, to one of seemingly blind acceptance and that these visitors are good guys and nice people was a little too quick for me. If anything, people are more cynical today than they were 25 years ago (ok, I realize Morena is hot, but that has its limits :p). Would YOU allow civilians onto an alien ship 3 weeks after they appear out of the blue?

Why would the 'resistance' need to fight a covert, underground war? There seems to be more than enough physical evidence that they can go public with the information and provide a pretty compelling case that the visitors aren't what they seem to be.

Maybe I'm being over-analytical and I'm just supposed to turn my brain off.
 

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I found the pace of the show was a little slow and not that exciting. I kept waiting for Anna's (Morena Baccarin) pupils to go from round to the reptilian vertical slit shape as depicted in the Zap-2-It TV banner ad. And, I won't be happy until I see her swallow a large rodent as Diana did in the 1983 TV series!:)
BTW It was nice to see familiar Vancouver landmarks.
 

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V: has Vancouver all over it

While mrs. stampeder and I enjoyed it and believe it has promise, we found the segments of sensitive, interpersonal character exposition a bit time-consuming and tedious, tending to drain suspense from the fact that THERE'S A GIANT UFO OUT THERE PEOPLE!!! :D
MAXAM said:
It was nice to see familiar Vancouver landmarks.
I kept hitting pause as time after time we shouted things like "Hey, I used to work in that building!", "No, that's not a Lost reference, the building actually is called "Oceanic", "Look, you can see the Harbour Centre in that reflection!" That was just for the visual stuff.

Lots of additional pauses happened as we came across a good variety of Vancouver-based actors and bit players in this show: "That guy was in Robson Arms!", "Hey, he was in Da Vinci!", "Look, there's a Stargate guy...", "That dude was on jPod!", "Remember him from Intelligence?", and on and on...

The busty, blue-eyed, blonde recruiter chick looks very familiar, like a younger Fiona Forbes (Urban Rush host on cable in Vancouver area). We cannot remember where we've seen her, but she's not the gal from jPod, right?

I'm optimistic that this series will improve with time if it gets the chance.
 
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