Interesting, looks like it will be a reimagining of the original 2 part miniseries, which was extremely well done. I read a few years ago that Kenneth Johnson(original producer) had been trying to get a new series off the ground, that would include the original characters, just 20 years later.
I'll definitely be watching with the hope that this is more Battlestar Galactica and less Knight Rider.
I caught a V Marathon on the Sci-Fi channel a few years ago, and I was really struck by how well the story held up some twenty year later. The special effects... not so much. As a child, I remember being terrified of the human-giving-birth-to-an-alien scene, only to realize upon re-watching that I had been terrified of a muppet.
The only listed actors on the IMDB site are Robert Englund as Willy the Vegetarian Lizard and Marc Singer as Mike Donovan. Those two castings alone are enough for me to give this a shot. And it's a mini-series, which also means it can't entirely ruin my childhood memory of the show like a long, drawn out, full-fledged TV show - unless, that is, it's Mike Donovan and Willy The Vegetarian Lizard fighting crime.
Don't let David Icke (youtube.com) know about this, he'll want royalties!
The most hilarious thing about Tommy Dreamer is that everyone else in WWE, from Shelton Benjamin to dudes who haven't even debuted yet, has a T-shirt available. WWE doesn't even bother printing up a T-shirt for Tommy Dreamer, A MAN WHOSE GIMMICK IS WEARING A T-SHIRT WHILE WRESTLING. And why is that? Because not a god damn person would ever pay money for a Tommy Dreamer shirt. Not even his own mother. As a result he usually ends up wearing a shirt that says "WRESTLEMANIA 24" or "JUDGEMENT DAY." I think it's time for Tommy Dreamer to just print up a T-shirt that says "UPCOMING PAY PER VIEW"
It took me a while to pick up on the fact that they were parodying the MTV Super Sweet 16 shows. I agree with IGN's assessment that for as good as this episode was, this was just BEGGING for a Saddam cameo!