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What does the V remake have in common with Firefly?

by Mike Moody, posted May 5th 2009 6:00PM
alan tudyk foxA lot, surprisingly. Unfortunately, ABC's V remake won't take place in a universe packed with space cowboys who curse in Chinese, but it will star two Firefly alums, Alan Tudyk (Wash) and Morena Baccarin (Inara). Plus, the V pilot will feature digital effects by Zoic, the effects house that worked on Firefly.

Like most Whedon fans, I think the best things about Firefly were the characters, the dialogue, and the inventive stories. But the digital effects were just as amazing, especially for TV. They might not have been blockbuster movie good, but the ships and space chases always looked elegant and really specific to the show's quirky style and themes. That's what good visual effects are all about. Lets hope Zoic can create the same kind of magic for V, which is awaiting pickup by ABC.

I'm a sci-fi nerd, but I wasn't excited about the V update until now. Tudyk is a great actor who can do anything (even play the mysterious Alpha on Dollhouse), and I'm eagerly awaiting Morena Baccarin's Zoic-rendered transformation into a giant lizard.

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Bo Link

Two words ... lizard baby. I'm in if the remake has more lizard baby goodness.

It'll also be fun to watch Tudyk and Baccarin again. They were both very good in Firefly.

May 06 2009 at 4:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arclight

If you watched the extras on the Firefly DVDs, I'm pretty sure Alan would make himself available to Joss if joss were to ask.

May 05 2009 at 7:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Greg

I guess Alpha either dies or is sent to the attick on Friday.

May 05 2009 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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