Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition to win a SciFi goody bag and signed V poster. The answer to the question is that the aliens in V are called The Visitors. The winners have been randomly selected from the correct answers and their names are:
- Ross Drummond
- Cathy Chambers
- Natalie Henderson
Well done guys!
V premiered last night on the SciFi channel (now SyFy) with a double-bill. I’ve mentioned before that I missed out on the original series, but how does this one look?
Series starts can be a bit slow sometimes, carefully setting up and introducing the major characters and plot elements. The pilot episodes of V manage to keep the audience interested while introducing lots of points that will, no doubt, end up being important as the series progresses.
There are certainly plenty of questions that we’ll want answered as we go along. What are the Vs here for? Do we know who’s human and who’s not? There’s a great quote in the V press release, “Only one race will survive but will it be us or them?” I wonder…
V is a visual treat, especially in high definition. The ships look lovely, although I think I can see when a green-screen has been used to add in a background. It doesn’t ruin the shot or anything, but it’s just a little noticeable. Morena Baccarin (Inara Serra in Firefly) plays the role of Anna, the V leader, really well – friendly in a sort of creepy, otherworldly way.
It’s early days for V, but I can already see this being one of the series’ I don’t want to miss out on. I can tell I’m going to enjoy a series when I get disappointed that there’s a week between episodes… and I am :)
V airs on SyFy (formerly SCI FI) every Tuesday at 10pm.