V (2009) Trivia

V (2009) Trivia


V (2009) Trivia

Famke Janssen turned down the role of Anna.

An important address in the show is 4400 Pier Ave. Joel Gretsch, who plays Father Jack Landry on the show, starred in the TV series “The 4400” (2004).

As with the original series, the Visitor’s alien text is just a substitution cipher for the alphabet, but written top to bottom then left to right, often breaking words into multiple columns. Many letters have a counterpart rotated 180 degrees, while the glyph for the letter H is already 180-degree symmetric.

Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna, is only five years older than Laura Vandervoort, who plays Anna’s daughter Lisa.

Lucy Lawless was considered to play Erica Evans, the lead character. However, she had already signed on to appear in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (2010), which premiered little after V.

Comparisons have been drawn between this series (a re-imagining of V (1983) (TV)) and “Battlestar Galactica” (2004), another gritty re-imagining of a “classic” sci-fi TV series. In the US, the original Galactica aired on ABC, but the new version aired on Sci-Fi (an NBC-owned channel); the original V aired on NBC, but the new version is on ABC. Parallels between the new series even extends to the cast: Rekha Sharma and Michael Trucco are Galactica stars who have appeared in minor roles in “V”.

At the end of episode “It’s Only the Beginning” when we see the armada of Visitor ships, the ships are all in groups of five, shaped like the letter “V”.

When Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) enters the red, V’s surveillance room, there are quickly changing red glyphs in the center part. Those were taken from a Techland’s video game called Chrome (2003) (VG).

During the scene where Anna is questioning the medical staff, the staff are standing in the shape of a “V”.


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