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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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Was NBC's highest-rated program in two years. It had a 40 share and 80 million viewers for each episode. See more »

Goofs

When the mother ship is approaching and we see a group from behind as they are watching it, Robin Maxwell leans in to her mother and puts an arm around her. In the reverse shot, she is hugging her mother. Then we cut back to behind them and she leans in and hugs her again. This is because there are two different actresses playing Robin during this scene. The shots of Robin from the front are of Blair Tefkin, who played Robin the entire duration of the series. The shots of her back during this scene are of Dominique Dunne, who was strangled to death by her boyfriend after a few days of shooting. Director Kenneth Johnson kept the reverse shots in her memory. See more »

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

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References Dr. Kildare (1961) See more »

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Theme
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from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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i loved this series growing up as a kid, it was one of my fav's along with the movies,, this movie seems to have it all it sets the stage for the series,, you have michael ironside, robert englund jane badler faye grant evan c kim,, the list goes on and on,, what a great story , you got aliens visiting our planet and trying to deceive us by saying they are our friends,, all the want is water they say , for their dying planet,, well a couple of our main heroes don't buy into that idea and they are off to prove to the whole world that the visitors are not who they appear to be. they are called the resistance led by Mike Donavan , and Julie, there is also something called the 5th column a secret society of V's that are against the leader,, they are led by Martin,, Dianne is the captain of the Mothership and no one dare crosses her ,, she is assisted by Lydia who doesn't get along well with others.. all in all this is one of the better TV movies of all time i think,,


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