Tagging Someone's Property Because a Website Tells You To is Thinking for Yourself?
This is a line that I heard last night as I watched the premiere episode of V, the remake of the 1983 TV miniseries about aliens who pose as humans to disguise their identities as carnivorous reptiles. ABC is trying to encourage online fandom by plugging the "Peace Ambassador Program" and emphasizing the plot device that aliens are recruiting human collaborators by using the Internet to spread their propaganda. (Of course, the Internet is also the source of paranoid conspiracy theories that bring doubters to the resistance movement as well.) Given all the online tie-ins, it is surprising that the network didn't make the website that they show in the series "visitmothership.com" a working site.