Originally Posted by Tony J Case
Meh - the series never really did anything for me beyond the pilot movie (which was pretty cool). The problem that I had with the series was the basic premise - a direct tie-into the George Pal movie - was flawed.
You see, you cant have a nearly end of the world event like the 1950's invasion without very basic changes happening to society. Cities have been wiped off the map, thousands and thousands of people are dead. Giant war machines with alien technology light years ahead of anything we posses litter the landscape. . . . . and yet here it is, 1989 (or there about) and nobody seems to have noticed.
The most significant event in human history, and life rolls on like nothing happened. Hell, Janet shows some boob at the super bowl and the country goes into meltdown! Don’t you think that irrefutable proof that we are not alone in the universe might have an effect?
Ah well. At least the pilot was kind of cool.
That is the very reason why after watching the pilot and seeing my intelligence insulted with the idea that the world has gone on as if nothing really happened with no fundamental changes in the interim, I bailed out and sold my S1 set. (I bought this back in the days when there was much less of my favorite shows on DVD than there are now!)