When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.
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David Packer ...
 Daniel Bernstein 2 episodes, 1983
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 Robin Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
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Evan C. Kim ...
 Tony Wah Chong Leonetti 2 episodes, 1983
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 Arthur Dupres 2 episodes, 1983
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 Kathleen Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
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Jason Bernard ...
Michael Bond ...
 Officer Talbot 2 episodes, 1983
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 Sancho Gomez 2 episodes, 1983
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 Polly Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
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Ron Hajak ...
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
 Ruth Barnes 2 episodes, 1983
David Hooks ...
 Dr. Rudolf Metz 2 episodes, 1983
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 Marjorie Donovan 2 episodes, 1983
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 Officer Bob Briggs 2 episodes, 1983
Stephanie Faulkner ...
 LA TV Studio Assistant Director 2 episodes, 1983
Tom Fuccello ...
 Senator Raymond Burke 2 episodes, 1983
Wiley Harker ...
 UN Secretary General 2 episodes, 1983
Dick Harwood ...
 LA TV Studio Director 2 episodes, 1983
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 Arch Quinton 2 episodes, 1983
Bonnie Johns ...
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 Sean Donovan 2 episodes, 1983
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 Dr. Maurice Jankowski 2 episodes, 1983
Marin May ...
 Katie Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
Mike Monahan ...
 LA TV Studio Console Man 2 episodes, 1983
Jennifer Perito ...
 Resistance Member 2 episodes, 1983
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 Newscaster 2 episodes, 1983
Nathan Roberts ...
 LA TV Anchor 2 episodes, 1983
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 Howard K. Smith 2 episodes, 1983
Robert Vandenberg ...
 Rebel Camp Leader 2 episodes, 1983
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 High School Band Leader 2 episodes, 1983
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 Visitor Trooper 2 episodes, 1983
Stack Pierce ...
 Visitor Captain 2 episodes, 1983
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Storyline

Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have disguised themselves to look just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and that they have come to rape the Earth of its natural resources, the war for Earth begins. An important key to the humans' success is distinguishing their own from who the aliens are. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu> with help

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They come in peace to enslave humankind. See more »


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Trivia

In the DC Comics' limited series "V", scientist Carl Sagan was incorporated as character, changing his name to "Earl Meagan". See more »

Goofs

When the people watch a live broadcast of "John", the alien leader, film speckles and scratches appear on their televisions - revealing that they are clearly not watching "live" television. See more »

Quotes

John: The Secretary General referred to me as the "Supreme Commander", actually I'm just sort of an Admiral, responsible for this small fleet around your planet.
Dr. Ben Taylor: This *small* fleet? Yeah right...
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Crazy Credits

End of credits: In Loving Memory of Dominique Dunne Her friends miss her See more »

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Followed by V (1984) See more »

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Theme
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from Star Wars (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Classic sci-fi
13 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

First saw 20 years ago and its fascination to me then has not dimmed.

Skillfully told tale of alien contact - "we come in peace" but this soon changed as a deep and premeditated plot by the aliens to enslave/rape the Earth emerged. Obvious overtones common to any invader/oppressive regime in particular The Holocaust.

Strong storyline and characters that one really felt involved with/cared for.

Special effects (especially the at-times wobbly V shuttle craft) not state-of-the-art by today's standards but competently done and more than compensated for by the strength of the storyline.

Would recommend to people who don't particularly like sci-fi, because of the personal side of the story.

10 out of 10.


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