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V (1983)

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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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Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have masqueraded 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>

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They come in peace to enslave humankind. See more »




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30 July 1984 (UK)  »

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Daniel Bernstein's uniform is brown in color, a reference to the Sturmabteilung (Brownshirts), a paramilitary organization that aided the Third Reich. See more »


In the shuttle right after Mike escapes with Robin from the mothership, Mike loops the shuttle, and there is shot of them upside-down. Robin raises her arms, apparently to keep from falling out of her seat, but the entire time her hair rests on her shoulders as if right-side up. See more »


[after Julie shoots at Diana's shuttle]
Diana: Another pass... I want to get that woman.
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End of credits: In Loving Memory of Dominique Dunne Her friends miss her See more »


References The Mysterians (1957) See more »


from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Independence Day
4 January 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I was 5 years old when the series premiered on television. It was the biggest and to me, the greatest science fiction show ever made! More than 20 years have pasted, and still, to a degree, the show remains strong. Even though the special effects are now considered lame and at times funny, the show in itself was a giant milestone for network history. The Beastmaster, Marc Singer is the poster child for early 80's cool. Richard Hatch must have asked for too much money. You could not of had movies like Independence Day if V wasn't made. Today, video shelves have the original 3 hour mini series with a separate tape, "the final battle." The following year has not yet been made available for the public.

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