Episode 77 – V for Victory – Marc Singer
Way back in the 1980s a miniseries was made about an Alien invasion of Earth! So, what is so different about that, you might say, there have been hundreds of them? Then there was “V” ground breaking, intelligent and exciting. Loosely based on a book called “It Can’t Happen Here” (1935) by Sinclair Lewis the first US author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. This book was about how a society can change with a different change of political view and in the book it was about Fascism. Firstly, the script was written on how fascism came to power in the US but the TV execs thought that it would be too much for its viewers so the script was rewritten and this time the protagonists were ‘alien reptiles”! Many of the points of the show were taken from propaganda from WWII and if you want to know more about that, head over to Wikipedia. Even to this day its influences can be felt in such show as Taken and 4400 and more, intelligent and clever and so very entertaining. So, that is what Gerri and Eugenia talk about in this podcast! But, it’s not all heavy, they love the show and they discuss what they thought of its impact! There was not much Sci Fi, well good Sci Fi on TV at the time and what there was, was aimed at children. They would like to thank Culture Shock Events http://www.cultureshockevents.com for allowing them the opportunity to meet up with the wonderful Marc Singer star of “V” who they interview in this episode who is not only a resistance fighter but a beast master and much much more.