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V (1983)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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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Humankind's last stand. See more »

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Trivia

The series was intended as a literal retelling of the Nazi takeover of various countries and the resistance movement against them. However, because of the popularity of the Star Wars saga and other science fiction hits, as well as the belief among network execs that the US citizens would not believe a fascist takeover, the network execs had the producers change it to a science fiction mini-series. Other ideas were also discussed but discarded. 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 »

Quotes

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.
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To the heroism of the Resistance Fighters --past, present, and future-- this work is respectfully dedicated See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 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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Awesome show!!
18 July 2006 | by (New Delhi, India) – See all my reviews

This is one of those rare epics that come only once in a blue moon. This is one of the best 'First Contact' genres ever made. No movie on the big screen so far - no, not Independence Day or even Close Encounters of the Third Kind (amongst my favorite films, I might add) have been able to give you the kind of goose pimples that watching 'V' gave me.

The ensemble cast with Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Jane Badler and others have done a fantastic job and Kenneth Johnson has done a superb job making this show. Not only is the storyline and plot very capturing, the characters in this really come to life and you actually get involved with them unlike many other shows. And this is even more amazing because there are SO MANY characters and each one of them has their own story which is depicted very well. I love the way the characters all start off in different settings and events and don't know each other, but gradually they come together.

The Nazi-esquire theme also works out well. The special effects for 1983 are cool enough to be used today and the lasagnas on 'V' are the absolutely coolest ones ever. Better than Star Trek 'phasers' or Star Wars 'blasters'. Not to mention the Mother Ships and the various classes of shuttles.

This is a good one and this is certainly something I am hoping they give more. Either a movie or a remake. There is supposed to be a 'V-The next generation' in the making. I can hardly wait!


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