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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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Storm Warnings  »

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The laser effects cost US$1,000 each. The high cost was due to the lengthy post-production work by manually adding optical effects to the film. See more »


In the shuttle after Mike escapes with Robin from the mothership, Mike loops the shuttle, and Robin squeals, but her mouth never moves. See more »


[a group of children is defacing a Visitor propaganda poster with red spray paint]
Abraham Bernstein: No! If you're going to do it, do it right. I'll show you.
[he guides the hand of a child to spray a letter "V" over the poster]
Abraham Bernstein: You understand? For Victory! Go tell your friends!
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To the heroism of the Resistance Fighters --past, present, and future-- this work is respectfully dedicated See more »


Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Free for All (1998) See more »


from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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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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