As a kid, I was rather awful to “V” – not the letter, the show. I remember it use to air a fair bit on TV (Yes, I know, how things change, a Science-fiction series screened repeatedly in prime time!) and that really annoyed my 10-year-old self. At that stage, not surprisingly, I wasn’t so much into lizard-looking aliens as I was, well, whatever kiddie show was around that time (“Speed Buggy”?). I think I went so far as to pen a letter to the local TV station asking them to remove “V” in favour of something more kid-skewed. Needless to say, my request was not met (but I do recall getting a nice letter – sweet receptionist probably got a chuckle out of it so responded).
A few years later, I of course revisited the series – and loved the heck out of it. I think it was also the place I first discovered Robert Englund, whose since become somewhat of a favourite of mine (of course, from “Nightmare on Elm Street” but also, “Ford Fairlane”, “2001 Maniacs”, “Phantom of the Opera” and the terminally-underrated “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare”).What had I been complaining about all those years before?
Well, some ten-year-old’s going to be probably go where I’ve gone before – ABC has just ordered a new “V” pilot.
Written on spec by “4400” co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters, the new “V” will center on a female Homeland Security agent.
Wonder if Englund will return?
The Hollywood Reporter has more
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.