V - Trailer
PAT: Now Kevin who is the, I don't know, what are you, book czar, head person of the books?
KEVIN: Yes, keep going, uh huh.
PAT: Chief of all books in the history of the world.
STU: The god of literature.
PAT: You are the person who's responsible for, what, 19 books in the last six weeks? Is that right?
KEVIN: Uh huh.
PAT: And you so you saw the series last night, the series premiere, right?
PAT: Did you get the same impression that Chad had?
KEVIN: Yeah, Chad stole my thunder. I think the one thing Chad is leaping to the conclusion of how this ends because I we don't know. Maybe at the end all of what they're saying actually happens. They give us universal healthcare.
KEVIN: I mean, this may be an analogy the wrong way.
PAT: Maybe these are nice lizard people?
KEVIN: Could be.
STU: The gecko guy is pretty nice. He is saving you money.
PAT: There's precedent.
STU: 15% in 15 minutes. That's a lot. I mean, there's something to be said for lizard people.
PAT: Well, yes. Well, is a gecko an actual lizard, though?
STU: I'm going to say yes.
PAT: I don't
STU: It doesn't matter. I'm going to say yes. It works for the
PAT: Just go with it. Don't try to think about it too much.
STU: Got an accent.
STU: I mean, did they have accents, the lizard people?
KEVIN: They did not, no. No accents.
KEVIN: So that does not work.
STU: Always gives you more credible. Remember that.
PAT: So they actually do mention universal healthcare?
KEVIN: They do. It actually was really like, I swear
PAT: You got the same impression?
KEVIN: This could have been a Glenn Beck production. If Glenn Beck wrote this script, it could not have been better.
KEVIN: It was really amazing.
STU: I'm surprised that I mean, there's got to be some part of them that knows that there's going to be a reaction. I think it's going to get people to talk. But also that there is some sort of, some sort of that general sort of angst against the government right now.
STU: That why not play off. It's going to get people like us to talk about it. And it's apparently very well done as well. So it's not like you're luring people in for crap. I mean, it's a pretty good show.
KEVIN: Yeah, really well done, yeah. I mean
PAT: I'm just trying to see who wrote it. I was trying to Google.
KEVIN: It would be interesting to find out because it was that Eighties miniseries of what changed. You know, did they
PAT: Well, because the Eighties miniseries, I don't remember it being any sort of political metaphor.
STU: Are you sure it wasn't anti Reagan or something that we never picked up with them?
PAT: Yeah, maybe and I just didn't realize it, I was too young at the time or not aware enough. I don't know. It's possible. But I didn't have the impression when I watched it, and I loved the show. I saw the whole in fact, I was just, I was in the store, a video store recently and I thought, I should get the series V. And then cooler heads prevailed. (Laughing). Yeah, yeah.
STU: Here it's the same writer from the original V series, Kenneth Johnson?
PAT: Oh, doesn't ring any bell. You know, if it's what's his face from 24, you might kind of understand it.
PAT: You know.
STU: Is it true reading a little bit about this online and, Kevin, you might know something about this, that one of the strategies of the visitors is to sort of implant people in different, like, levels of government and media and everything else, which is, I mean
KEVIN: This is right out of the Glenn Beck playbook.
STU: It really is.
KEVIN: Yeah. What they did was they sent, you know, a small group here a decade ago or whatever and now some are firmly entrenched in government and some are local news anchors that you recognize.
KEVIN: And all of this stuff.
KEVIN: So that when the rest of them come, there's already this structure as Glenn might call it or a framework.
OLBERMANN: God forgive you.
PAT: For even bringing that out. For even bringing that out, Kevin. So is it like 98% of the world is all enamored with the visitors? They all love them, there's no apparent reason, they are just all, it's like, you know, it's an Obama sort of hysteria?
PAT: And there's just a teeny little Glenn Beck fraction that's like, these guys are not what they seem?
KEVIN: That's exactly right. And there's even a part where there's a pastor giving a sermon at church who's talking about, you know, the bandwagon and saying it's really easy to just jump on the bandwagon but sometimes those are the times where you need to take a step back and just wait. And talk, and saying that basically the number one weapon they have is devotion and trust.
STU: I don't know if there's any reason to attack Yankees fans now. I mean, we're already we're already through five games here, six games. So I don't think we should
KEVIN: Five games.
STU: Well, the six games.
KEVIN: Glenn's not here. You can talk about sports openly.
PAT: That's true. We don't have to hide in the closet anymore. Hi, my name is Pat, that's Stu. We're sports fans. Hi, Pat and Stu!
STU: He's coming back, he's coming back.