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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Diana (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Robert Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Juliet Parrish (2 episodes, 1983)
Peter Nelson ...
 Brian (2 episodes, 1983)
David Packer ...
 Daniel Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Eleanor Dupres (2 episodes, 1983)
Tommy Petersen ...
 Josh Brooks (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Mike Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Blair Tefkin ...
 Robin Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Elias Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Lynn Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Abraham Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 John (2 episodes, 1983)
Evan C. Kim ...
 Tony Wah Chong Leonetti (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Ben Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
George Morfogen ...
 Stanley Bernstein (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Steven (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Arthur Dupres (2 episodes, 1983)
Jenny Sullivan ...
 Kristine Walsh (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Kathleen Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Bill Graham (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Ruby Engels (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Martin (2 episodes, 1983)
Jason Bernard ...
 Caleb Taylor (2 episodes, 1983)
Michael Bond ...
 Officer Talbot (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Sancho Gomez (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Harmony Moore (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Polly Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Willie (2 episodes, 1983)
Ron Hajak ...
 Denny (2 episodes, 1983)
Mary Alan Hokanson ...
 Ruth Barnes (2 episodes, 1983)
David Hooks ...
 Dr. Rudolf Metz (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Marjorie Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Jenny Neumann ...
 Barbara (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Brad (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Officer Bob Briggs (2 episodes, 1983)
Stephanie Faulkner ...
 LA TV Studio Assistant Director (2 episodes, 1983)
Tom Fuccello ...
 Senator Raymond Burke (2 episodes, 1983)
Wiley Harker ...
 UN Secretary General (2 episodes, 1983)
Dick Harwood ...
 LA TV Studio Director (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Arch Quinton (2 episodes, 1983)
Bonnie Johns ...
 Woman (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Sean Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Maurice Jankowski (2 episodes, 1983)
Marin May ...
 Katie Maxwell (2 episodes, 1983)
Mike Monahan ...
 LA TV Studio Console Man (2 episodes, 1983)
Jennifer Perito ...
 Resistance Member (2 episodes, 1983)
Clete Roberts ...
 Newscaster (2 episodes, 1983)
Nathan Roberts ...
 LA TV Anchor (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Howard K. Smith (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert Vandenberg ...
 Rebel Camp Leader (2 episodes, 1983)
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 High School Band Leader (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Visitor Trooper (2 episodes, 1983)
Stack Pierce ...
 Visitor Captain (2 episodes, 1983)
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Storyline

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

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Humankind's last stand. See more »


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Trivia

The music that plays when the ship is first seen has as a major motif consisting of three short notes followed by one long note. This is the letter V in Morse code. It is also patterned after Ludwig van Beethoven's fifth symphony See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mike Donovan: Martin. Say it man! You're scared.
Martin: It's very very dangerous for me here now.
Mike Donovan: [pointing to the wounded man] What does he look like? A sunday afternoon at Disneyland? I'm sure Barbara was scared and Tony too! Hell man! We're all scared! Every damn one of us! But we've all gotta help out in the best way we can. Now how about it man? Are you game?
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Crazy Credits

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


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Theme
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from Star Wars (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Classic sci-fi
13 February 2004 | by (Down Under) – See all my reviews

First saw 20 years ago and its fascination to me then has not dimmed.

Skillfully told tale of alien contact - "we come in peace" but this soon changed as a deep and premeditated plot by the aliens to enslave/rape the Earth emerged. Obvious overtones common to any invader/oppressive regime in particular The Holocaust.

Strong storyline and characters that one really felt involved with/cared for.

Special effects (especially the at-times wobbly V shuttle craft) not state-of-the-art by today's standards but competently done and more than compensated for by the strength of the storyline.

Would recommend to people who don't particularly like sci-fi, because of the personal side of the story.

10 out of 10.


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