V: The Resurrection

V was one of my favorite mini-series as a kid, and not just because it was one of the first times I was allowed to stay up late on a school night. The theme of benevolent oppressors struck a cord with my proto-libertarian self, and I loved the battle for Earth that unfolded over the course of several nights.

ABC is resurrecting the series for Fall 2009, and I’m cautiously optimistic. Here’s the trailer:

The main lesson of the series — beware aliens (or politicians) bearing gifts — is just as relevant now as it was then (even more so now, given the state of the economy and reactions to it). Moreover, it could be a good fall for science fiction and geekdom as V takes its place alongside new seasons of Dollhouse and Chuck.

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