V: The Second Generation

V: The Second Generation Millions Thrilled To Kenneth Johnson S Hugely Popular Mini Series V, An Action Filled Drama Of Alien Invasion, A TV Event That Was Also A Number One Bestselling Novel Now, In A New Novel Based On The Sequel Miniseries Currently Being Developed For TV, The Tension Between The Visitors And Earth S Human Inhabitants Has Reached A Boiling PointThe Reptilian Visitors, Who Cleverly Portray Themselves As Earth S Protectors, Are Anything But Our Oceans Are Being Drained In Order To Fuel The Aliens Motherships, And Our Scientists Are Treated Like Wanted Criminals And They Have Pods Of Preserved Humans Destined For Even Sinister PurposesBut Hope Is Not Lost A Small, Yet Resourceful Resistance Risks Everything To Undermine The Visitors Stranglehold On Earth S People Despite Their Heroic Efforts, Without Help They Will Be Crushed By The Visitors And Their Human Militia Just When Earth S Doom Seems Inevitable, Agents Of An Alien Civilization From Another Planet Arrive In Answer To Humanity S Desperate Call For Help But Can These Other Aliens Be Trusted Or Might We Defeat One Alien Overlord, Only To Be Delivered Into The Hands Of Another, Equally As Oppressive Time Is Running Out For The Resistance, For When The Visitors Leader Arrives, The Aliens Will Complete Their Mission On Earth, With Devastating Consequences For All Life On The Planet

Creator of V, The Incredible Hulk, Alien Nation, The Bionic Woman and other Emmy Award Winning shows.Director of numerous TV movies and the feature films Short Circuit 2, and Steel.Winner of the prestigious Viewers for Quality Television Award, multiple Saturn Awards, The Sci Fi Universe Life Achievement Award, plus nominations for Writers Guild and Mystery Writers of America Awards, among others.

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • V: The Second Generation
  • Kenneth C. Johnson
  • English
  • 22 May 2019
  • 9780765319074

10 thoughts on “V: The Second Generation

  1. says:

    Cool to read but with its deficiencies THAT PHENOMENON KNOWN AS V I was really excited when I knew about this book back then, in 2008.I was and still am a huge fan of the original TV miniseries and following TV series of V I have on DVD, the 2 parts of the TV miniseries and the brief following TV series.When the TV miniseries and the following TV series were aired in my country, Costa Rica, it was something huge There are people who may not remember well the story but all of them remember Diana eating a mouse oh, yes Gross, but unforgettable.In 2008, whem this book was published, it didn t exist yet the recent failed reboot for TV In fact, this book was a rejected proposal by Johnson to develop as a sequel TV series, since he didn t get the green light for the production of a TV series, but having copyrights on his own over the first part of the script of the original miniseries, he opted then to publish a novel.And it was other cool thing about the existence of this novel, knowing that the novel was written by Kenneth Johnson, the original creator, it was a powerful plus , that he is a legend in making Sci Fi TV series such as The Six Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman and Alien Nation, so, it was just too perfect.Obviously, I ordered the book right away AN UNEXPECTED TWIST FOR THE STORY However, I am afraid to say that the book isn t as great as, at least I expected.This novel V The Second Generation is a sequel to the original V , BUT it s a sequel based in how the events of the original story ended in the first part of the miniseries.The miniseries was produced in two parts V the original miniseries and V The Final Battle You may wondered why Kenneth Johnson didn t considered the events despicted in The Final Battle and the following TV series,well, the reason is quite simple, he left after producing the first part, the original V , and so, in the eyes of Kenneth Johnson, The Final Battle and the following TV series were non canon , at least for him.So, you can bet that for me, it was an odd experience to read the book due this unexpected twist in the story.I am not saying that it wasn t good, just odd, since the Visitors never suffered a defeat due the Red Dust, and so they have remained in control of Earth during 20 years and the Resistance is in very, VERY, bad shape since many of its people are dead or arrested Not a bad setting, but again, quite unexpected.I didn t like the idea of considering non canon the second part of the miniseries and the TV series For me, they are canon without discussion.I mean, due this twist, in the book you don t have characters like Elizabeth The Star Child , since in the Kenneth Johnson s unique timeline for the story, she never existed.However, another dissapointment is that you get really few recognizable characters from the first part of the miniseries, and so you will deal with a lot of new characters, okay, I know, the book is titled Second Generation , but still it was hard to cope Since any fan is craving with the chance of visiting again those characters that they knew in the miniseries, at least.Nevertheless, I thought that it was still interesting to read this take of the original story I had already paid the book and it was on my hands so why the heck not WRITING SCREENPLAYS ISN T THE SAME AS PROSE FOR A NOVEL Another critic is Kenneth Johnson s writing style for novel purposes.I mean, he is an excellent screenplay writer but writing a TV script isn t the same than to write a prose novel.Let me explain youyou are reading the book, and sometimes he makes too quick changes in two separate places, that I am sure it is normal when one is watching a TV episode that you receive several changes of situations, but in a book without even any mark to denote the change of scene, you feel lost many times since you didn t realize that you are reading something that it s happening, in other place, different from the one that you were just a paragraph ago.About the plot, I think that it s kinda weak It has a fair good initial proposal using the radio signal sent to space at the very end of the first part of the original miniseries, which provokes that another alien race came to Earth telling that they are enemies of the Visitors and so, they will help the Resistance The enemy of my enemy is my friend.I don t want to say , to avoid a spoiler but I just can say that the development of the story is not much creative and way, WAY, predictable.But I don t regret my decision of ordering the novel since, still, it s a really cool collectible item for fans of V.

  2. says:

    As a huge, I mean freaking HUGE, fan of the V miniseries from the 1980s, I can t tell you how awesome it was when I found this little gem for sale at the local library Written by the creator of the miniseries, Kenneth Johnson, V The Second Generation picks up twenty years after the original novel based on the miniseries.One of the first things that caught my attention and sent me to Wikipedia is the timeline While I read the first book that matched the original two part miniseries, I forgot about Kenneth Johnson leaving due to creative differences before V The Final Battle Once I understood that, I was able to really dive into the book.As a sequel to the first, Kenneth Johnson continues his vision of the Visitors in control with the red dust from the second miniseries never discovered Now in the current day, most of the oceans are shrunken to the point they re deserts than bodies of water and the Resistance is mostly gone following the Great Purge With the human race on the brink of extinction, another alien race has come in answer to the distress signal Julie and the Resistance sent out twenty years before With their technology they are the answer to many people s prayers, but towards the moment when the Visitors leader arrives on Earth, the question about their true intentions begins to bother what s left of the Resistance.I would go on, but I don t want to give away any spoilers I admit I m biased due to my love of the series, but I can t wait for the author s next book

  3. says:

    Entertaining story, but a lot of things from the first book were never mentioned If I had never read the first one written by A.C Crispin this story would have still kept me captivated The only real problem I had was with Johnson s writing A lot of times he used words that were too big for the context When I have to stop and say, why would you use a 50 cent word when a nickel word would have been better to the flow of the text Despite that, I really did enjoy this book, but wish he hadn t Lucased out a bunch of history from the series.

  4. says:

    I felt like Rip Van Winkle waking up from his twenty year nap when I read Kenneth Johnson s sequel to his original V The world around me had changed dramatically, and I had become reunited with some familiar faces, but nobody bothered to explain to me what had happened in the intervening years I remember when the Ann Crispin s novelization of V came out I felt disappointed by it and still do I felt she spent too much time on details to the original miniseries that weren t very relevant, and the parts that were key she merely glossed over I remember thinking, Boy, I bet if Kenneth Johnson were to write the novelization it would be a heck of a lot better And he has Unfortunately, it isn t If you re a fan of this franchise, you may be upset Mr Johnson chose to write a sequel to V and completely ignore The Final Battle and The Series Frankly, I agree with his decision You see, Mr Johnson is god little g , not big G , and if he decides to ignore a bastardization of his creation then he is entitled To me Final Battle , with its deus ex machina ending of the magical Star Child saving the day, was silly imagine Star Trek The Next Generation s Wesley Crusher with magical powers , and The Series was just plain awful V The Second Generation is how I envisioned the story continuing However Mr Johnson has chosen not to tell us many of the details that transpired in those twenty years Most notably absent are many of the key characters from the first miniseries, particularly Robin Maxwell Robin was the central character in the original V It was her story being told, much like a sci fi version of The Diary of Anne Frank Not only is she missing in this novel, but she is not even mentioned At first I had assumed the half breed child Julie was raising named Ruby after the elderly woman who gave Julie a shot of confidence in the first film was Robin s daughter It turns out Ruby s mother was just a nameless human woman who conveniently died in childbirth And the others What happened with Elias I always pictured him taking over the L.A resistance cell or New Orleans The other Maxwell children Did Katie and Polly survive I m surprised he mentioned how old Ruby was shot in the back by a Visitor Friend now called Teammates because that occurred in Final Battle If there was one character from Final Battle I would have liked to have seen brought in was the character of mercenary and Donovan s perpetual thorn in the side Ham Tyler Maybe he wasn t his creation, but he was a delicious character who could have played a key role in this story The characters who are there simply don t ring true, and a few, like Robert Maxwell, have no real reason to be there Since I only have the original V on DVD and have not seen either of the others since they were first out, I can truly say my observations have not been tainted They have the names, and they have the looks, but I kept asking myself, Who are these people I should know them, but I don t Since when did Willy become important to the Fifth Column than Martin Why would the pascifist Harmony even risk her life being a part of the resistance As for the new charcters, I didn t care for them There was no reason to root for any of them They were all, even Diana, one dimensional cut outs Instead of providing clues and insights into the fate of many of the characters, Mr Johnson spends five pages count them, five describing what Earth looks like now that the Visitors had reduced the size of the oceans by one half I m sure that will look great on screen if when it is made into a movie, but to devote five pages to the description is absurd The space would have been better filled with the back story of the past twenty years He has also decided to join the Politically Correct crowd Collaborators are now called Players The Visitor Friends are Teammates He even has a couple of personal relationships within the story that I find morally reprehensible, but that s just my own opinion and won t go into it any further Mr Johnson has also decided not to answer many of the fundamental questions about the changes he made in his creation Example 1 When and why did Diana decide to move her flagship from Los Angeles to San Francisco 2 When and why did the Visitors decide to officially reveal to humanity their reptilian form 3 Why did the Visitors change their cover story for being on Earth from creating a chemical compound to save their own planet to the pretext of sucking up our oceans in order to scrub them clean of pollution 4 When and why did the Visitors abandon the process of conversion A lot of the science fiction elements in the story are very derivative The flying stealth motorcycles were used in Galactica 1980 and also seem reminiscent of the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi and the flying broomsticks of Harry Potter The fact that the San Francisco mother ship is now the flagship borrows from Star Trek the notion that San Francisco is the home of both Starfleet Headquarters and Starfleet Academy By the way, Mr Johnson, the Golden Gate Bridge is a mile long, not two I should know I cross it every day And yet another derivative is the new Zidti species introduced in the novel You can argue that he pulled this notion directly from the third season of Star Trek Enterprise with its similarly named Xindi which, like the Zidti in this book, developed multiple sentient species on a single planet I m not entirely sure Paramount Studios doesn t have a case for a copyright infringement lawsuit over this There is also a fundamental scientific flaw in Mr Johnson s handling of the human Visitor half breed children On the plus side, I think the way he characterized Ruby was excellent and should have been the route followed by the producers of Final Battle and Series The scientific negative which kept bothering me throughout the novel was how he described them as not really having any physical symmetry to them and that the reptilian and human features were at odds with one another I must point out that mules, which are a hybrid of horses and donkeys, do have physical symmetry and balance I think the main issue is Mr Johnson is a television writer and not a novelist One could argue writing is writing, but television writing is a form of shorthand of which he is a master same goes to Gene Roddenberry his novelization of Star Trek The Motion Picture is horrendous I have tried to adapt my own material into screenplays just as an exercise and failed miserably very few writers are adept at both Harlan Ellison comes to mind I have the feeling that he just couldn t or wouldn t break out of that when he adapted the screenplay he wrote for The Second Generation Unless he plans novels which will answer and clarify things, I think I ll go back to sleep Night night.

  5. says:

    V The Second GenerationHardcover 448 pagesPublisher Tor Books First Edition edition February 5, 2008 As A kid there was only one show that came close to Star Wars in my love That show was V I had every hour of both mini series and even the horrible weekly show all on Beta max I had a V pulse rifle that I could take apart, a visitor punching bag I even had a mothership technical manual that I sent away for after I saw a classified ad in the back of Starlog I was a V Geek.Sure I loved the story, the gun battles, and the spirit of resistance even as a kid I actually consider V a huge part of how I developed such a radical spirit Over the years I returned to the Mini Series in the nineties and found a totally different film Suddenly I understood on a deeper level what Director Kenneth Johnson was trying to say about Nazi Germany.Don t look down on the Germans because it could have just as easily been us This hit home even harder when I happened to watch it with friends in October 2001 Our country had lost it s damn mind Members of my very liberal family were calling for muslam blood and Indiana was awash with flags everywhere GW was just starting to mold his bullshit Iraq agenda V was powerful than ever.To this day I can always watch V I always find something new It s like a song I love to sing along to because I know every word, every beat So as much as I love the final battle the official TV sequel I was excited when Kenny Johnson the original creator told the world he was working on HIS sequel, based on his original vision.I m sure when he started thinking about the task of pulling all the actors back together and dealing with getting Warner brothers, NBC and everyone else back on the same page he thought a book would do it just right So he wrote a novel.Many people have complained that Johnson is being Lazy by throwing out the events of the final battle Yep as far as this novel goes the final battle never happened but personally I m going to give this move a big thumbs up Don t get me wrong I love Ham Tyler and the final battle but it s not gone If you love the red dust, the star child, Diana s brainwash chamber you still have your DVD s Personally I am glad we get to see the original creator s vision Personally I think Johnson s vision while bleak is better.A better story, a little less cheesy and a bit daring You see when the events of the book start the resistance is on the ropes than ever Diana has lead a great purge in 99 and has almost dried the earth of it s water completely For reasons that I consider a spoiler The Vistors are on a time line and they need to finish up on earth soon.That s not to say the V TSG is perfect it has some cheesy moments but nothing has cheesy as the star child Infact the hatred and scorn thrown on the half breeds in the novel makes a lot sense As you read this you can tell Johnson is comfortable writing for the screen and switches perspectives so fast it s easy to get confused This worked well for the original TV movie but in the book it is annoying Johnson also had a habit of reminding us what the characters had done twenty pages earlier and I found myself wishing he trusted us to remember.The only other thing that made me want to throw the book out the bus window this was my commute book Willie, you might remember as the loveable sweet alien played by Robert England before he became know for being Freddy Kruger in 1983 it was funny and cute when he messed up words, cut the Alien some slack he learned Arabic for going there Johnson has Willie still screwing up english words, after thirty years in America and being married to a English speaking human Johnson also missed a chance to give Willie a baddass sub plot where he could have helped communicate with middle eastern resistance cells and perhaps help a jihadist muslam suicide bomber attack the visitors but I digress with my wishes Willie had a cool role but not that cool.In the end the book was a quick read for me because it was like being reunited with old friends The characters have been forged by twenty years of struggle, they have hardened, changed but they are still committed to the fight and damn I am with them every page of the way.V fans Don t be a poser Read this book.

  6. says:

    V was an amazing science fiction television miniseries in the 80 s, about aliens who come to Earth, simply calling themselves the Visitors They looked a lot like us, and they promised new technologies It s soon discovered they have a malevolent agenda To protect themselves against discovery, the Visitors install a fascist police state around the globe, take over the media, and round up Earth scientists and put them into concentration camps It was also a fascinating twist on the Holocaust It was one of the realistic scifi stories I ve heard, in one specific sense if aliens really came to Earth, and made it past our defenses, their biggest upheavel wouldn t be technological, but political.What followed was a sequel miniseries and then a full television series, in which the original plot devices became watered down, the alien race were portrayed as kind of pathetic, and the human race quickly wins out It was a disappointment, but the original creator of V had nothing to do with it He had a vastly different vision, where the Visitors crush the Resistence and rule over the planet for 20 years, tightening their control on the human race One important set up that was ignored from the original miniseries was the distress signal the Resistence sent to any possible enemies of the Visitors.This book, written by the original creator of V, is his original vision for the story arc, an alternate sequel to the one in the 80 s It really is a far interesting sequel It picks up the story 20 years later, and describes the results of a 20 year fascist regime It introduces a second, benevolent race of aliens, who are a lot interesting than the Visitors But they have a unique and different culture, and like any culture, it has its advantages and disadvantages I like how the author, in both the original miniseries and in this book, shows both the strengths and weaknesses of characters, and makes every armed conflict messy It s not typical Hollywood, in that sense However, there are parts where it becomes cheesy and simplistic.

  7. says:

    When I was a kid, I loved the two V miniseries and the subsequent television series Actually, I was obsessed with them I ended up reading every single book in the series and the comic books So when I heard there was a new book, I was incredibly excited The new book was fun to read, but it took me awhile to get over the many changes the book had taken with V history Kenneth Johnson completely ignores any events that happened in both V The Final Battle and the tv series, which is really strange It took me awhile to get used to reading about characters who had died in the shows I kept asking myself, Wait, isn t this character dead These omissions also mean a number of well liked characters never appear Bye bye Ham Tyler, Elizabeth the Starchild, Robin, and many others The setting has also been changed from Los Angeles to San Francisco which was probably done because it s visually striking to have the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge sitting over dry land This change, however, is never addressed in the book After getting over these big changes, the book does a good job of introducing a number of new characters and moving the book firmly into the 21st century and San Francisco Surprisingly, there are gay and lesbian Visitors, who have along with their heterosexual counterparts, relations with humans This creates an interesting dynamic and produces the nice story arc with half breeds, the children of these pairings who are half reptile and human Don t ask how, but go with it There is also the introduction of a new alien race who may or may not be out to save humankind Overall, I think this was a pretty decent entry into the whole V canon It moves quickly, has a number of nice surprises, tragic moments, and humorous touches And it does leave the ending open to further stories Much fun

  8. says:

    As a fan of the V series since the first miniseries aired on NBC in 1983, I was really excited when I saw this book on the shelf V has always been one of my, if not my absolute favorite sci fi series of all time V The Second Generation picks up where the first miniseries left off, completely omitting The Final Battle, and the television series For the last 20 years, The visitors have pretty much taken control of the planet, and have all but wiped out the planets oceans They are able to use political, and media means to spread their lies, and propaganda And if you question them, you simply disappear Many of the humans have even sided with the visitors as Teammates Replacing the Visitor Youth program from the miniseries , kids in classrooms are taught The Visitor Way , and any retaliation is dealt with swiftly The resistance has been branded as criminals and try to continue, the fight, but they won t have to do it alone 20 years later the distress call sent out into space is answered by an alien race that are the enemy of the visitors, and have defeated them before Will they help save mankind,or do they have their own agenda Overall The book is a fast, and good read There s a lot of new interesting characters, as well as some of the old favorites we have grown to love It s kinda slow at times, but doesn t stall too much I thought the fact they omitted The Final Battle would bother me since The final Battle was my favorite part of the original series, but as I finished reading I discovered I actually liked this story better No hokey Starchild ending like in The Final Battle The only thing that really bothered me is that I would have liked to have known the fates of a lot of characters from the miniseries that are not even mentioned in this book But overall the story was great, and I highly recommend it if you are a fan of the V series

  9. says:

    If you, too, can recall that sublime television moment in the spring of 1983, when Diana, archetypal alien commandant of V, unhooked her jaw and shoved a live furry rodent down her throat then, no doubt, you will understand the necessity of consuming this book If not, there s no point in watching it now, a quarter century after the fact It will require a massive suspension of disbelief, most powerfully in the areas of special effects and science But to those who were, like me, much too young and green to know any better at the time, read on Throw out everything that happens after Kenneth Johnson s original mini series it will be painless, if not favorable, to do so as V The Second Generation ignores the subsequent mini series and television series altogether with no compunction In addition, expect that nothing in these pages will resemble award winning prose and you will have one less reason to be disappointed It must be said, though, that I felt no personal climax as in the original mini series when Diana contemptuously disintegrated a bible with her pulse gun or personal point of interest as in the original V s persecution of all Earth s scientists but all the principal characters from the original mini series do pop up a lot older and no wiser and that, alone, makes the journey sweet.Three stars, but worth reading at only one, because Kenneth Johnson, for all his service, deserves our money.

  10. says:

    Before reading this, please refer to my reviews of the prequel and the original version.I enjoyed this heaps.Set twenty years after the first landing, this story continues Much has happened.Familiar faces are still here, but not all of them That s understandable in a war situation But we have new faces too, some of them children In the original novel, written in 1983 4, we witnessed two major points invention of red dust, and a message sent to the stars There is no red dust in this sequel to the rewritten edited prequel I m glad of that The original also failed to mention the results of the message to the stars.Thankfully, this sequel addresses that issue without needing red dust By doing so, it has created a superb storyline still drawing parallels to Hitler s regime and the duplicity of humans in such situations with the perfect rounding up And there s the possibility of a third instalment if I read it correctly because it still leaves at least two issues in question.Read it You will love it.

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