Same As The Old Boss!!
Jane Badler To Play Lizard
Queen Diana Again On V!!
I am – Hercules!!
Jane Badler, who played Diana, leader of the evil lizard-nazis on “V” a couple decades ago, is returning to that role on a recurring basis.
In the new ABC version, Diana will be the lizard mom of alien leader Anna (Morena Baccarin).
The second season still lacks a launch date, but we’re pretty sure it won’t be following “Lost” anymore.
Look! Press release!
JANE BADLER JOINS CAST OF ABC’S “V” IN A RECURRING ROLE
Actress Jane Badler, best known for her role on the original “V” series, will join the cast of ABC’s “V” as a recurring guest star, playing Diana, mother to Anna (Morena Baccarin), who is now the leader of the Vs. Badler will make her debut in the Season 2 premiere of the series.
“V,” which received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series, stood as television’s No. 1 new drama during the 09-10 TV season in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, delivering substantial year-to-year improvement in both of its Tuesday time periods (8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.). “V” finished No. 1 in both time periods among key Men (M18-34/M18-49).
Season 2 will feature more character and lizard reveals, more details about the Vs’ mythology – in which Badler will play an important role — and more action and more plot twists. Viewers can expect a roller coaster ride week to week.
“V” stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker.
“V” is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. The executive producers are Scott Rosenbaum, Steve Pearlman and Jace Hall.
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Aug. 6, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST
what is this Lost you speak of?
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST
that is all
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST
Same as new Galactica. I was a big fans of the original shows, but the remakes are total borefests.
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST
I have not seen this show but my interest is suddenly pricked by this announcement. I enjoy watching a woman consume, just as I enjoy consuming women.
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST
Ham needs to walk in and say "What the fuck are you pussies doing?! Do you honestly expect to defeat the Visitors (and yes, they're called the motherfucking VISITORS) with a resistance of only FOUR PEOPLE?! Now here's what we're gonna do to these oversized fucking iguanas next..."
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST
Love this show, and I love Badler!!!
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST
Two reasons why that mini-series KICKED ASS.
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST
<p>Whatever you do, don't focus on character development or acting. More action. More explosions. More rapid editing!</p> <p>V2 started very strongly but when they changed show runners the character development went out the window. It's still a decent show but the first half of the first season was the right direction to go. ABC, being predictably clueless, confused a good story with an emergency that had to be dumbed-down.</p> <p>I'll still watch it though.</p>
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST
because Jane Balder alone isn't enough to save the show.<p>The original V is way better than this boring update.
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST
Sorry, I have a cold...
Aug. 6, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST
...could this somehow be the same Diana from the '80s, meaning the invasion with Ham, Donovan, Julie, etc. is still in continuity? You'd have to explain why no one remembers the '80s invasion and all video and print records no longer exist, but DAMN, that could make this series so much more interesting.
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST
Yup..and yes I hope they bring in michael Ironside...But really glad they are bringing it back...doesnt matter what time of year..with any luck it will be when main shows are in hiatus, not to say this is a not a main show..but midseason or summer show,would be great..doesnt matter as long as it comes back..."If it ment nothing or sometime we havent a made a decision on when it will be back..I can wait for the latter..long as it gets done...Peace all..
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST
I agree with the Michael Ironside ideas. He gotta eat, too, right? And yeah, they're called VISITORS!!! The V's. Same mindset that needed to give National Geographic some teen appeal with this NatGeo bullshit.
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST
By which I mean: the original "V" was fucking magnificent for its day, and although it may have got a little creaky round the edges in 27 years. I'm talking here about the original two-parter. <p> <p> Despite the shonky FX by our standards (but boggling for their time on television) and at times heavy-handed delivery of the Nazi allegory, it's still a sprawling, layered, epic piece of TV, with some genuinely chilling moments (people being herded into ships under cover of night under the pretence of "martial law"; Donovan finally realising the scale of the ship and their evil plans when he's inside; I could go on), and some genuine power. And moreover, an actual sense of real worldwide scope to the events unfolding. It FEELS like the Earth it slowly, convincingly, surreptitiously inveigled by these charming new arrivals who slowly but surely take down human society from the individual, to the home, to the street, the city, the nation and then the globe. <p> <p> "V Redux" is none of these things. It's any other weak alien invasion show that stole the name. I really, really wanted and tried to like it as a "new" version, but it could be any other SyFy job, and has totally cack-handed what power and depth it could have had. <p> <p> First off, the Visitors aren't even that threatening. We don't ACTUALLY know their plans after one full season. So why should we side with the (tiny, unconvincing) Resistance, who almost seem to just take on faith that they're "up to something." <p> <p> Going the extra mile with the aliens "lizardness" takes it into the realm of the fantastical (laying eggs??) instead of a harder, allegorical sci-fi. <p> <p> The Motherships don't look half as imposing or threatening or awe-inspiringly huge. <p> <p> The Visitors' presence on Earth is never expanded beyond the one ship and whatever that consulate thing is they live in. <p> <P> There's no notion of this being a worldwide takeover, it's just happening to a few people in one city. <p> <p> In the original, they were in our homes, they become our "friends"... whilst standing in the streets in helmets wielding guns in the name of "our" security. <p> <p> It's not "V". It's a remake of "Earth Final Conflict" or some such other shit. <p> <p> Oh, and the "V" doesn't stand for Visitors either. THEY aren't called "the V's". They're the VISITORS, and the "V" stands for VICTORY. Came from the Second World War. <p> <p> But you all knew that. I don't think the writers did.
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST
by The Bicycle Sharer
Horribly shitty show, but damn fine eye candy.
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST
The special FX are total crap. So is the show. I loved old V. Especially the original mini-series. Even though the quality of the weekly 80's series was terribly uneven, it was light years better than this "Reboot." I hate Hollywood some days.
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST
They were off to a strong start. Something happened, the studio freaked out and changed everything after that first handful of episodes. But then the show actually premiered and was a huge hit and it was too late, they had already changed the formula, I was genuinely excited to see where the story would pick up in the second half of the season, it left us hanging in a good way---but by the time it came back it was a totally different show. ABC fucked up, not the original people involved in V2.</p> <p>The first mini was the best of course.</p>
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST
buy a porno mag you sissy
Aug. 6, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST
Spreading sunshine again. Time to sign-off.
Aug. 6, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST
There is no mention of her "reprising" her role from the original series. It sounds almost like she's playing an entirely different character who happens to be named Diana.
Aug. 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST
sing it, brother
Aug. 6, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
but I do not expect much. <p>And no, she's not playing the original Diana because that wouldn't make any sense.
Aug. 6, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
i just recently went through the entire mini-series and tv show and was shocked to see the visitors actually giving birth by egg. and it was a huge ass egg, i know it was the 80s but come on, they could have at least made it the size of an ostrich egg instead of the size of a chimpanzee.
Aug. 6, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
she isnt playing the original Diana, as in a continuation of the 80s show, because this is a new continuity but she'll probably still play the same role. in simpler terms, she's playing the same role in a remake of her original work.
Aug. 6, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST
... That's very true, but I kinda only count the original Kenneth Johnson two-parter as the "classic" V ... The Final Battle was compromised when he bailed due to the network wanting it cheaper and quicker and all action adventure with the deeper subtexts stripped out. It's still pretty cool but suffers for it - and has a terrible ending. The less said about the weekly series, which devolved into Dynasty-with-Spaceships, the better. <P> All that said, I did read Johnson's novelisation of the "real sequel" screenplay he's been trying to launch for years - and by god was it bad. Real disappointment. A rehash of the original that, despite his protestations ends up making many of the same mistakes The Final Battle did. <P> For anyone who cares, there's a script out there online by J Michael Strasjinksy for "The Next Chapter". proposed back in the 90s but shitcanned due to cost. A far better , 10-years-later kinda deal than either the weekly show, the remake we have, or Johnson's own book
Aug. 6, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST
the little half-alien girl was growing older pretty fast and .. uh... what the... LOOK AT HER TITS!!! That was just horrible, and I was, like, 12 and I still knew it was horrible.
Aug. 6, 2010, 8:56 p.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
I get that re: Diana but DickButtkiss didn't.
Aug. 6, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST
I tried to, I really did. but Rodenberry should have risen from the grave to eat the brains of the guys put that crap on TV. Now we have people putting on a show that makes E:FC look like art.
Aug. 6, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST
by Darth Busey
Aug. 6, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST
Aug. 6, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST
cancel the soft approach . . . and start kicking human butt. <p> Party on, Diana.
Aug. 6, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST
that the total enslavement of mankind is taking so damn long and will want to see some progress. Yet Anna will get in trouble with her Mom, just like her own daughter got in trouble with her, for developing... compassion for the humans. Then Freddy Krueger comes in to really start fucking people up. Not the character Robert Englund played in V, but the character he played in Nightmare on Elm Street. Not the guy from Watchmen. That's a different Freddy.
Aug. 6, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST
Aug. 6, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST
I remember a few years back Latin Review gave a great review of Kenneth Johnson's script (although the review did make it sound like a shot for shot remake of the original miniseries). The V TV series is slightly better than the horrendous V TV series that was on in the 80s after the success of the two miniseries. <br><br> I think the biggest problem for me with the new series is that (probably for budget reasons), the resistence seems to consist of four people and a bunch of people who show up and get killed. I still can't see why Anna would be so concerned about them when they can't even get enough resistence fighters to take on the Visitors in a softball game, much less defeat all their massive spaceships all over the world.
Aug. 6, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST
V when it was released was amazing. Unfortunately, like much of the stuff in the 80s, it doesn't hold up as well over time. TV was different back in the 80s and there wasn't a lot of edge (Miami Vice and Hill Street Blues were probably the edgiest shows of the 80s and both are relatively tame by today's standards) and TV special effects weren't much better than the stuff we saw on old Star Trek or Lost in Space episodes. I don't know if you can hold that against the mini-series. For the time it was great.<br><br> I remember arguing similiar things about the original Halloween on this site. Yes, by today's standards it is pretty tame, but it is because it was copied a billion times in the last 30 years and the violence and gore has been upped the anti (Carpenter who was going for a Hitchcock vibe decided that imagined gore was far more frightening than actual gore and at the time he was correct).
Aug. 6, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST
The first V Miniseries was excellent. The Final Battle was average, the old V series was average at best. The new V series needs more action in it, and no cheap looking sets.
Aug. 6, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST
In Australia, Jane Badler currently appears in local tv show Neighbours as Diana Marshall. She recently was a guest panellist at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image on a SciFi Spin Off talk. http://www.facebook.com/acmionline?ref=ts#!/album.php?aid=195828&id=12918831828&ref=mf
Aug. 7, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST
Bring 'em back!
Aug. 7, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST
shor is purdy<p> urrhurhurhurhur
Aug. 7, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST
...makes me think of Elizabeth Mitchell's cleavage. WHICH THERE SHOULD BE MORE OF.
Aug. 7, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST
Are we just so fucking lazy now we can't say 'vistors'??? They did it in the Prisoner remake to. "6" instead of 'Number 6' Jesus. or should that be just J
Aug. 7, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST
"The first V Miniseries was excellent. The Final Battle was average, the old V series was average at best." ??? Excellent to average = not good. Okay. Gotcha. Well, new V is Below average to Shitty, not counting the eyecandy. I have fond memories of V, especially Diana, but even though time has been kind to Jane, I don't think it will help V at all. V's got a pretty good cast, but it's boring as hell, and "Juliet"'s kid makes you want him to die as a snack soon, so at least there be something for her to celebrate. Yes, I mean that.
Aug. 7, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST
Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler stripped naked and alternately deep-throating, regurgitating and re-deep-throating the same rat. Sort of "Two Girls, One Rat."
Aug. 7, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST
...is on Peter Griffins list of "Hot Chicks With Weird Faces". Of should be anyway.
Aug. 7, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
Aug. 7, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST
Whatever happened to "Day One"?
Aug. 7, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST
Did a guest stint, was alright I guess, just hammed it up as a Bad Guy up against another Bad Guy, nothing really acting acting about the role
Aug. 7, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST
Who's next, Cousin Oliver?
Aug. 7, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST
The old series is out on DVD. Most of the episodes are like a soap opera.
Aug. 7, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST
Aug. 7, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST
Keep on waiting.
Aug. 7, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST
She and Captain Tightpants would be an entertaining couple.
Aug. 7, 2010, 5 p.m. CST
That after watching all 3 clips, the SFX from the original (excluding the gerbal eating part) look almost as realistic as the rehash that's on now.
Aug. 7, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST
Are shite by modern standards. The mothership interiors look like early 2000s efforts at green screen. And Anna finally "lizarding out" just looked rushed and sloppy.
Aug. 7, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST
disappeared off our screens before it even premiered. Saw the trailer but nothing else came after that, don't even know if the first episode aired.
Aug. 7, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST
Woman had great tits and a incredible ass. Although I always wanted to see some girl on girl action between Badler and Chadwick.</p><p>Badler is 56 now...I'd still fucking hit it hard.
Aug. 7, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST
and needs this pr stunt to bring more viewers
Aug. 7, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST
<p> http://tinyurl.com/2cy2b68 <p>
Aug. 7, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST
He was a part of the old TV series. And another thing the old TV series was awful so don't mistake it with the mini-series. It the old miniseries that was great. Even the second miniseries was good until they introduced that Star Child crap. The problem with the new V is probably the same nonsense of last years summer series, Defying Gravity. I believe the same ABC executive is at fault here that was fired recently. You don't go making a science fiction show and think you can take awy the science fiction and make it charater driven. Mission failed! I could care less about any of these characters. The problem I see is the resistance isn't avergae joe citizen like in the original. Also I still don't the public also being the antagonist for the resistance. Yeah they touched on it but in the original the public that was sided with visitors were just as much of an antagonist. But then again this is the age of just hijacking the name of old popular movies and shows and then having very little to do with the original lore.
Aug. 7, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST
Shut up about your "relationship" problems. There's a war on.
Aug. 8, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST
And have her be the actual Diana who just found another universe to start over in 20 or so years ago either through time travel red mater bullshit or a wormhole or the idiotic blond star child or whatever but I think it's better to just go with Retconning her in as this new Amalgam character with the same name. I was thinking the other day it would be cool if they brought back the red or at least the alien swastika sign and went the other way with Morena Barracin and had her grow her hair out long and go all Badler. The real thing is better I guess.
Aug. 8, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST
Shows like "Arrested Development" and "Firefly" get cancelled, but clusterfucks like this gets renewed.<p></p> damn
Aug. 8, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST
Morena Baccarin. She is the only oen who seems to really understand her character. And of the actros that play the lizzards, she is the only one that actually bothers to act like she is an alien disguised as a human. Her subtle acting is a masterpiece of subtlery while also showing her "lizzard alien2 self. The worst actro of the whole series is that black dude who supposedly plays this infiltrated lizzard who acts like a human. and he spends the entire running time acting in the most irritatign manner, all full of ticks and experssions, totally betrying the fundamental truth of his character, the fucker is not even acting he is just being himself in front of the camera. That idiot has to be one of the worst fucking actor i ever had the displeasure to see in anything. The idiot acts as if he's so desperate to try to show off that he's acting, instead of REALLY ACTING. That idiot's name is Morris Chestnut, and good lord, does he sucks!<br><br>Morena Baccarin is the only reason one could even bother to watch the series in search of some quality. Sure, Laura Vandervoort is unbelievably hot, but one hottie does not a series make, unfortunatly. And this new V series, i'm not impressed. The creators of the new V are trying too hard to be the new BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (and failing miserably) instead of trying to make their own show with it's own identity.
Aug. 8, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST
And it doesn't want to be either. It is exactly what the original was and has improved dramatically since the pilot. All of the actors - apart from the kid - do a fine job and have created the mythology perfectly. If anything is trying to be BSG it's SGU (which isn't that bad a show either). I welcome the second series of V and believe it offers more that TSCC which was slow and pointless for half of its series run. If that show actually had an balls its creators would have written relevant episodes which would have helped it survive - instead we got pointless stories that went nowhere and that was the reason it ended. V is not a bad show and considering the reality TV shit (like fucking Survivor) that is on tv...I am happy to see V.
Aug. 8, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST
I agree that the resistance just doesn't have enough edge. The original series had Donovan and Elias until Ham came along and just upped the ante. This new series has no one that seems capable of the bravery Donovan showed in the original. Everyone is kinda weak. Bring back Ironside and have the man just take over. Too bad, I don't think he'd ever do it, but I'd be all for it.
Aug. 8, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST
How average this show is, I still love the original over this. The reboot or whatever seems cheap and rushed. In the first 45 minutes of ep1 we have the "get to know the characters" the V's have landed and nobody seems to shocked, then we have the resistance. The original took its time to let these things happen. Maybe its modern TV "get to the point of your show in 45 minutes or fuck off"
Aug. 9, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST
It was so bad, because he should be a regular on it.
Aug. 9, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST
by Cletus Van Damme
"I was on V!"<p> "I was on Andromeda!"<p> "I was Beastmaster!"<p> "I was Hercules!"<p> Both resumes end as abruptly as the argument...the awkward, awkward argument.
Aug. 9, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST
and kept Flash Forward. It was strating to get good
Aug. 23, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST
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