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New Meetup: V: Episode #3: "A Brand New Day" @ Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 11:07 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: V: Episode #3: "A Brand New Day" @ Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square

When: November 17,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub
96 Winthrop Street (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA 02138
[masked]

Dinner: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TV show: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please note on the RSVP if you are joining us for dinner or just dropping in for drinks and watching the show. When we went Tuesday, November 8th, we found they have two large groups of tables and dinner service at the bar.

"Don't be frightened... we mean no harm..."

Join us at Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square watching the third episode of this new mini-series -- "A Bright New Day" -- downstairs in the Crimson Lounge. There is a seating capacity of 50. The manager, Garett Tingle, will tune into ABC at 8:00 pm on their 50 inch plasma screen so we can all watch it, and pipe in the audio for the show. Yes, they serve the same menu as the main bar. Thanks Rebecca Watson from "Boston Skeptics in the Pub" for the contact information!

... Unfortunately, the downstairs area is booked by another group for the second episode -- "There Is No Normal Anymore" -- which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Where to Meet:
Care to grab dinner before the show comes on? T.J. will be waiting inside Tommy Doyle's this time, downstairs. Come on in and introduce yourself to people! It appears we have been given the entire downstairs Crimson Lounge for our viewing pleasure.

T.J. Maher is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag.

From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_(2009_TV_series)

"V is an upcoming television series remake to be broadcast on ABC during the mid season of the[masked] television season. It is executive produced by The 4400 creator Scott Peters, Jace Hall, Steve Pearlman and Jeffrey Bell and is based on the science-fiction franchise created by Kenneth Johnson. The series will premiere on November 3, 2009, and air for four weeks, before being put on hiatus until March 2010"

... Personally I have fond memories of the original, especially Robert Englund's character, but also according to Wikipedia:

"E! Online rated the pilot episode 'on a scale of 1 to 10, we give it an 11. V is the best pilot we've seen in, well, forever.' The website Seat42F rated the pilot episode A+, applauding its cast and effects and naming it one of the best pilots in years. USA Today's Robert Bianco named V on his list of the top ten new shows, stating that the remake is well-made and 'quickly establishes its own identity' "

... this sounds like the PR department of ABC put that review on Wikipedia. ;) I think the series premiere was an interesting introduction to the series, and it was much better than I expected. Even if it turns out to be bad, I still want to finish watching the mini-series.

Cast:

Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans
Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols
Joel Gretsch as Father Jack Landry
Lourdes Benedicto as Valerie Stevens
Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans
Morena Baccarin as Anna, the leader of the Visitors
Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, a Visitor
Scott Wolf as Chad Decker, a reporter
Alan Tudyk as Dale Maddox (FBI investigator

According to the Hollywood Insider in Entertainment Weekly:
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/09/25/abc-to-break-up-v-debut-first-four-episodes-air-in-november/

"An ABC spokeswoman confirmed exclusively to EW that V, the network?s much anticipated reboot of the old NBC miniseries, will air for a limited, four-episode run in November and then return to the schedule after the Olympics in March. News of the show?s unique rollout comes amid rampant speculation that the Warner Bros. TV drama was undergoing a serious overhaul after news broke that it would halt production for a two-week hiatus. Now, an insider confirms, the hiatus will extend for another four weeks to prepare for the show?s previously announced Nov. 3 debut. An ABC spokeswoman says it was always the network?s intent to the run the science fiction drama in 'pod' form to treat it more like event programming"

... I am going to see if we can reserve the Crimson Lounge for the fourth and final episode of the mini-series, too.

Trailer: http://abc.go.com/shows/v

About Tommy Doyle's:
http://www.tommydoyles.com/blog/harvard-square/

"Tommy Doyle?s in Harvard Square opened it?s doors in 2005 in the historic Hyde-Taylor house. The building was once the site of the original ?House of Blues.? With historic shoes to fill, we have committed ourselves to providing proper live music, nightly entertainment, and quality food & drink for the Harvard Square community. Since opening we have become a staple for Harvard student life, and have had a great time doing it! A vibrant and eclectic crowd on any given night, we boast tons of screens with all the games, Pub Trivia on Tuesday and Wednesday, Live Music 5 nights a week, DJ & Dancing Wednesday thru Saturday.

"Our lunch deals & creative dinner specials keep not to mention one of the widest selection of beers, single malt scotch, and Irish Whiskey around".

Menu (Harvard Square): http://www.tommydoyles.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/tommydoyles_menu.pdf

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/11789835/

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