Coming up on the next episode of TNF we will be discussing V, the 1983 mini-series, The Final Battle, the Series, and the new ABC series of the same name. We will talk about the differences of the original and the new and the social and political references in both series. V: Inspired by the Sinclair Lewis novel about fascism in the United States, It Can’t Happen Here (1935), director–producer Kenneth Johnson wrote an adaptation titled Storm Warnings, in 1982. The script was presented to NBC for production as a television mini-series, but the NBC executives rejected the initial version, claiming it was too “cerebral” for the average American viewer. To make the script more marketable, the American fascists were re-cast as man-eating extraterrestrials, taking the story into the realm of science fiction to capitalize on the popularity of science-fiction franchises such as Star Wars. The new, re-cast story was the mini-series V, which premiered on May 1, 1983.

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