Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cheesy Aliens from the 1980's are Back - V

V 2009V 1984

Walked past the new poster for the new ABC television series V. Another remake of a show from the 1980's. Sadly, I remember seeing the show back in 1984 - I was around 10 years old.

From what I can recall back in the 80's, there was alot of buzz at my school's playground around the V series. I was super excited to see it. And yes it was super cheesy with bad special effects (but what do you expect, it was an early 80's television show with a small budget).

The basic storyline, a group of aliens come to earth - they look like humans and state that they are here to help the human race. But, we humans are suspicious of them and after a couple of episodes we come to find out they are really lizard aliens disguised as humans! They are here to infiltrate our world - SOMEONE HAS TO STOP THEM!

That's the basic plot, some key points that stick in my head about the show - a scene where they eat rodents, Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) was in it and they wore red jumpsuits. Now if that doesn't make for a great remake then, I really don't know what does.


  1. yes i have seen the trailer looks nostalgically fantastic.

  2. Do you know anywhere that they have posted a pic of the new look for the Lizard Aliens?

  3. I wish I did I would post it. But alas I don't.

    Plus from the trailer on the ABC website it looks like it might be a bad update. I'll catch the first episode just to verify I don't want to pass judgement just yet. But I'm sure the special effects and the lizard aliens will be much better.