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Sci-Fi Classic 'V' Gets Modern

ABC is giving television viewers one more thing to be paranoid about: alien invasions. The network is bringing back ‘80s sci-fi classic V, about aliens coming to Earth, in a new series, airing the first four episodes beginning this Tuesday. With a number of “knockout performances” from the cast and a “tantalizing array of plots,” Variety gave the show a thumbs up, describing it as “a strange amalgam of post-Sept. 11 paranoia and science-fiction soap opera.” At the end of the day, a good alien story never gets old—and with Lost leaving the airwaves after just one more season, the network needs a hit series to keep viewers puzzling over plot points and coming back for more.