When I heard that ABC was spearheading a reboot / remake / reimagining / re-whatever of the 1980s alien invasion show V, my often-optimistic self immediately devolved into a surly SF curmudgeon. It was embarrassing: Leave my childhood alone! A Michael Ironside-less V is no V at all! Where are the white Skyfighters? You newfangled Visitors get off my lawn!
And then I watched the pilot. I was blown out of my socks. Thoroughly impressed. I do recommend you check if out, if you haven’t already. I also recommend that you stop reading here if you’re keen on a spoiler-free experience. It’s a worshipful V Spoiler-A-Thon 2009 from here on out—even the cruel 1980s Visitor leader Diana can’t stop me!