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By / 07.09.09

The nerdosphere is all excited about this trailer for NBC’s “Day One” (see below), which leaked online yesterday.  The official synopsis:

Day One chronicles a global catastrophe from the perspective of the residents of a southern California apartment complex. In the wake of a mysterious event that has shattered lines of communication and (literally) changed the shape of the world, the survivors must work together to both rebuild and save the Earth from a menace that might have already consumed countless other worlds…

People are already talking about how it looks like “Lost” meets “V” meets War of the Worlds meets giant alien tree-things in a post-apocalyptic dystopia.  I can’t say I’m all gaga for for it, but I feel like you deserve some excitement about this, so here’s the reaction from Quiet Earth (which had the trailer first):

This show looks far more interesting and way weirder than we ever imagined… it looks like its got it all: a global disaster, some kind of invasion and a group of survivors chosen by a higher being. Yes, all the characters are young and pretty, but with an intense and mysterious scifi concept rivaling anything you’ll find in the cinemas this summer, this show could be pretty awesome.

I dunno, I just can’t get that excited about this.  I find it hard to believe that a superior race of alien beings — if they’re so wise and powerful — would choose to save a portion of southern California.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate them hand-selecting attractive people, but c’mon, aliens.  Just give that fault line a little rattle, let the tectonic plates do their work.


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