Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Did you know that the Right thinks Obama is an Alien? No. Seriously. A rodent-eating reptile-like alien.

So SyFy, the cable channel formerly known as Sci-Fi and forever more as sih-fee in my house, has remade that 80s mini-series great "V".

Remember the reptiles masquerading-as-humans who liked to eat small mammals whole? Who wasn't enthralled by that special effect? How they took over the planet and only a brave band of resistance fighters saw through their masquerade and tried to save us all? Didn't they seem rather Nazi-like to you? Brown shirts and youth led groups of thugs police seemed pretty much like my history lessons on Nazis.

Well, apparently, I was wrong. In reality, this new incarnation of "V" is a thinly veiled smack-down of Obama. Take a gander at this critic's "analysis":

"Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal technology for a better future that will include universal health care."

Yes, that's right. Glenn Garvin of the Chicago Tribune believes that "V" is all about Obamania and how gullible we've all been to drink the kool-aid. Never matter that this was written and began pre-production while W. was still in the White House. This is so clearly about Obama and his slick salesmanship that has duped America.

I suppose that Garvin thinks we'll all wake up and realize that Obama is just like the aliens - intent on our destruction and total domination.

I kinda think SyFy just wants to cash in on the trend of remaking 80s classic TV in major productions. Seems to have worked for a them before. Can anyone say "Battlestar Galactica"?

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H/T to Joe.My.God.
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