Monday, September 13, 2010


The French movie "La Femme Nikita", about a female assassin gone rogue, spawned two remakes and a television series. Now there's a new TV adaptation, 'Nikita'. And I think it can reside in the main Toobworld alongside the original series 'La Femme Nikita' rather than getting banished to the dimension of remakes.

First off, each story centers around a different covert agency - Section One in 'La Femme Nikita' and The Division in 'Nikita'. So it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that both agencies had an operative who turned against them. For Toobworld that was more believable than it happening twice to the same agency.

As for both girls having the name "Nikita"? Apparently it's the birth name for the character played by Peta Wilson in the first series. (Her code name was Josphine.) I watched the pilot episode of 'Nikita' this week, and I'm not sure if "Nikita" is the real name for Maggie Q's character or her code name in The Division.

Speaking of names, Nikita's handler in the first series was named Michael Samuelle. The new Nikita's handler is also named "Michael", but we have yet to learn his last name. Since "Michael" is a fairly common name, as of right now there's no need for any kind of splainin.

Then there's Birkoff, the surveillane/tech guy working for The Division. We don't know his first name yet, but his counterpart in Section One was Seymour Birkhoff. As it stands now, we could claim that they're related, perhaps even brothers. But more information needs to be provided.

So all in all, the main Toobworld can easily support both adaptations of the original movie, until such time when 'Nikita' forces the issue with some plot complication.

Let the "Cineverse" fight over what to do with the various movie versions.....


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