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Thursday, July 22, 2004


I was chatting, online, with Ridor some time ago about about an old show, V.  Rememeber that show?  Gosh, it was my all-time favorite sci-fi show at the time!  The reason I had brought it up to him was because I just discovered that there will be a DVD release of its first and last season of the television series at the end of this month, the 27th I believe.  V already had a DVD release of its 2 mini-series features.  (The show was cancelled because it was shown on Friday nights and could not compete with other successful shows.  Back in the 80's, Thursday and Friday nights were the coveted nights where shows with high ratings dominated and the others were cancelled or moved to another nights of the week.  Today, seems that Friday night television shows aren't as good as those shown on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.) 

I wish I could go back in time and collect all of their comic books and novels.  I've tried looking for their novels but they're out of print.  I'd have better luck looking for them at half-price bookstores and EBay. 

Ridor and I both love Jane Badler, who played the evil alien leader, Diana.  Of course, we homos just love any bitchy characters!  Ridor, OMG, just learn that another mini-series, V:Second Generation is in pre-production and Diana will be in it!

A lot of actors/actresses started on this show before they went on to biggers shows or became well-known.  Robert Englund starred in the mini-series before he went on to be Freddy Krueger in Nightmare On Elm Street movies. 
Faye Grant became a bit more well-known, for a short time, after her wild appearance in Internal Affairs, after V was cancelled.  Faye Grant will resume her character, Dr. Juliet "Julie" Parrish. 
Of course, who could forget Marc Singer?  He was already quite well-known with various roles, especially as BeastMaster.  He will also return on V:Second Generation, as Mike Donovan. 

Unlike the links and rumors for Wonder Woman movie, which tend to be old...the links and stories for V:TSG are recent.  The latest ones are from 7/15/04.  It seems that it could be shelved before it even goes into production.  Apparently, NBC and Sci-Fi want it to be fresh than it was 20 years ago.  Kenneth Johnson, the man behind V, is still trying to do anything to get V:TSG in production. 

All we can do is wait and see...