Thursday, October 29, 2009

Parallels between V and The Obama Administration

The upcoming "re-imagining" of the eighties sci-fi miniseries classic,V has me quite intrigued. Between the ads for the show and the premise of the show on wikipedia I'm seeing several parallels between the current presidential administration and the re-imagined V.
  1. The word "hope" is used quite prominently in one of the ads for the show. This was a word that was the perpetual theme of Obama's Presidential campaign.
  2. There's a clip of the leader of the aliens telling a TV journalist that he can ask her any question he likes as long as it does not portray the aliens in a negative way. The Obama administration is actively going after FoxNews as they are the one media outlet that is most outspoken in their criticism of his presidency.
  3. The aliens have won favor among the people of Earth by curing a variety of diseases, and have recruited Earth's youth to serve them unknowingly as spies (as posted on Wikipedia). Obama's pet project is health care reform (curing diseases), he overwhelming won the 18-25 year old demographic to get elected and has asked Americans to report "disinformation" to them (unknowingly spying).

The original miniseries and show did have political overtones as well so I wouldn't be surprised if this re-imagined version has similar political overtones. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out. Your thoughts-- Agree? Disagree?

1 comment:

Keshi said...

ur a dad now Perplexio? gee wow congrattz mate! :) Im so v happy for ya.

ty so much for stopping by to say Hi to me. It was really v sweet of ya! Means alot to me. X

TC KIT. And My kisses to ur baby(ies)! :)