ABC relaunching “V”, “Witches of Eastwick”

Do you remember the 1980s science fiction series V? I do. The mini-series was kind of interesting. The television series was … stupid. It bombed for a reason, a good reason: once the aliens were defeated there was nowhere to go.

Of course, Battlestar Galactica failed after only one season but the circumstances were entirely different. The original BSG was one of ABC’s most popular shows. It’s just that the network had no clue as to what to do with a wildly popular science fiction television show (which also cost a fortune to produce).

So now they’re going to bring back V and try again.

Okay. We’ll wait and see what happens. But why, oh why, do I feel they’ll take the old Green Screen approach that Sanctuary has made so popular with the media?

And, oh yes. ABC has also decided to make a series based on The Witches of Eastwick. The fact that John Updike (who wrote the novel on which the movie was based) just died seems a rather odd coincidence.

I didn’t see the movie. I doubt I’ll watch the series.

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