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Mike Donovan (Character)
from "V" (1983)

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"V" (1983)
Martin: The Leader wants them living. Some of them will be made into troops for battles with his enemy.
Mike Donovan: And the others?
Martin: In addition to the water... there is another basic shortage on our planet.
Mike Donovan: Food!

Michael Donovan: You always said it couldn't happen here... Then one day we woke up and we were living in a Fascist state.

Mike Donovan: That damn dragon lady can bend people's minds around, what the hell does she need a blowtorch for!
Martin: Conversion is a very difficult and time consuming operation. When Diana simply needs some information, she'll do whatever's most effective and efficient... And she likes to do it.

Mike Donovan: How'd someone like that get to be your leader anyway?
Martin: Charisma. Circumstances, promises... Not enough of us spoke out to question him until it was too late. It happens on your planet, doesn't it?

Barbara: Martin couldn't make it, so you'll have to wear my uniform.
Mike Donovan: Oh, lots of luck. I'll never be able to...
Barbara: It'll stretch enough to fit.
Mike Donovan: [Sees Barbara without her uniform] You sure don't look like an iguana.

Josh Brooks: What is it?
Mike Donovan: It's a key.
Josh Brooks: That's gonna get you into what?
Mike Donovan: The belly of the whale.

Eleanor Dupres: I know the Visitors aren't saints. But they're in power! They are power... You and I are in unique positions, don't you see that? Why not take advantage of...
Mike Donovan: Because I can't survive at the expense of other people, it's not right! You know, when I was a kid, there was a woman who taught me what was right and what was wrong... I wonder whatever became of her.

Mike Donovan: Martin. Say it man! You're scared.
Martin: It's very very dangerous for me here now.
Mike Donovan: [pointing to the wounded man] What does he look like? A sunday afternoon at Disneyland? I'm sure Barbara was scared and Tony too! Hell man! We're all scared! Every damn one of us! But we've all gotta help out in the best way we can. Now how about it man? Are you game?

John: We have come on behalf of our great Leader, him who governs our united planet with benevolence and wisdom. We have come because we need your help. Our planet is in serious environmental difficulty, far far worse than yours, it's reached the stage where we will be unable to survive without immediate assistance. There are certain chemicals and compounds which we must manufacture, which alone can save our struggling civilization. And you can help us manufacture these and in return, we will gladly share with you the fruits of our knowledge.
Kristine Walsh: Unbelievable...
Michael Donovan: Yeah...
John: Now that we have established contact, we will like to meet with individual governments to make requests for certain operating plants to be retooled for the manufacture of the compound which we need.
Eleanor Dupres: I hope they pick your plant!
John: And we'll reward your generosity as I have said by educating your industrial and scientific complex to the limits of our knowledge, helping to solve your environmental, agricultural and health dilemmas. Then we'll leave you as we came... In peace.
Denny: Talk about an offer we can't refuse, huh!
Juliet Parrish: I wonder what would happen if we did...
John: Now if our circumstances were reversed, and you had come to visit us, I know that I would feel a burning curiosity to see the inside your of spacecraft right away.
Robert Maxwell: An understatement!
John: With that in mind, I'd like to have the Secretary General and several of your journalists accompany us back aboard our Mother Ship, for the first of many opportunities to get to know us better.


"V: The Return (#1.19)" (1985)
Philip: In real combat, those swords would've been charged with nuclear disintegrators. Slightest touch of the body would mean instant death.
Mike Donovan: Hmm. That would take the fun out it, wouldn't it?
Philip: Interesting perspective. Care to try it sometime?
Mike Donovan: With uncharged weapons?
Philip: Of course. I should warn you, though, I'm pretty good. Been trained by a venerated master.
Mike Donovan: Well, I've watched all the old Errol Flynn movies.
Philip: Well then, should be an even match.

[last lines of the show, as they watch the shuttle take fly off]
Mike Donovan: I hope we did the right thing.
Dr. Julie Parrish: We did. I can feel it. She may find peace and happiness. Who knows? Maybe we all will.
Mike Donovan: Wait a minute. Where's Kyle?
Willie: Well, he was here a moment ago.
Mike Donovan: You don't think he...
Dr. Julie Parrish: He stowed away.