[extropy-chat] Tyranny in place

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 04:07:50 UTC 2006

On 9/30/06, pjmanney <pj at pj-manney.com> wrote:
> And from the sublime to the riduculous:
> "Director–producer Kenneth Johnson wrote an adaptation [of It Can't Happen
> Here] titled Storm Warnings, in 1982. The script was presented to NBC, for
> production as a television mini-series, but the NBC executives rejected the
> initial version, claiming it was too 'cerebral' for the average American
> viewer. To make the script more marketable, the American fascists were
> re-cast as anthropophagic extraterrestrials, taking the story into the realm
> of science fiction. The new, re-cast story was the mini-series V, which
> premiered on May 3, 1983. The story remains a Nazi allegory, right down to
> the swastika-like emblem used by the Visitors." (Wikipedia)
> And you just thought at the time "Bitchin'!  Sci-Fi on Prime Time!"


I remember that series, from back then. I loved it, even though I knew it
was unrealistic. Of course even at that age I spotted the fascism allegory,
but I never knew it was derived from something else. Interesting.
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