Having just moved house I find that I am not able through a technical SNAFU to receive any TV signals for two weeks. Normally this would fill me with horror, however I have a large pile of DVD’s that I have been meaning to watch for a while now. So it was that last night I sat down to reacquaint myself with a classic example of televisual SF from the 1980’s in the form of the first half of the classic original mini series of V. So there I was sitting watching the film when the big reveal allows us to glimpse the reality behind the visitors to earth. In particular of Diana the charismatic 2ic (played by Jane Bradler diet of Guineau Pigs would lead to inevitable conflicts with animal liberation activists. Whilst it is a bit heavy handed in its assertion of the nazism parable it may well be of interest to those students who are going to be studying Utopias and Dystopias or Quantum Worlds. What also may be of interest is that way that scientists are the victims of the purges (a topic dealt with in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake). Whatever your interest why not go out and watch V today, if for no other reason than to refresh your memory of all those shoulder padded velour jumpsuits and to prepare you for the NEW miniseries currently in production!


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    August 26, 2005

    V have ways of making you talk

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