Yep, the new V premieres on ABC at 8:00 pm EST. It stars Lost‘s Juliet as an FBI agent, Firefly‘s Monica Morena Baccarin as the head alien, and is based on the original TV mini-series that made me shit my pants in terror as a child. And yet… I’m worried. The dialogue heard in the first 8-minutes of the episode sounded beyond generic, and there’s the matter of ABC only airing the first four episodes in November, and saving the rest until after the Olympics. That doesn’t sound like a vote of confidence, but it does mesh with all the rumors of the show having directorial problems. But on the fifth hand, the pilot has gotten excellent reviews. I don’t know. All I know is that if I see Morena Baccarin rip her face off and/or eat a guinea pig tonight, I’ll be watching until the end of the series. Period.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.