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V (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  30 July 1984 (UK)
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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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The vast majority of the shots of the mothership are matte paintings. A model was used for a few scenes where the mothership is in motion. See more »

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When Mike boards the mothership a second time to get more information about the Visitors, he is seen with a laser weapon in its holster. However when he enters the mothership's water storage area, it disappears. See more »

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Michael Donovan: You always said it couldn't happen here... Then one day we woke up and we were living in a Fascist state.
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To the heroism of the Resistance Fighters --past, present, and future-- this work is respectfully dedicated See more »

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Classic Science Fiction Television
21 August 2004 | by (Huntington Station, NY) – See all my reviews

Considered by many to be one of the best in the genre, V is a television classic.

Airing during 'May Sweeps' on NBC over two nights, the mini-series was a surprise ratings smash. Critically praised for it's introspective tale with strong themes, the special effects were top-notch, particularly for television of the time.

NBC had taken a gamble with this cutting-edge, creative, and creepy alien-invasion story that pays off in some memorable performances from members of the large cast.

Twenty-plus years later, Kenneth Johnson's epic V holds up extremely well, it's message of resistance and sacrifice being ever more relevant in this Post- 9/11 world.


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