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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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Humankind's last stand. See more »

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Daniel Bernstein's uniform is brown in color, a reference to the Sturmabteilung (Brownshirts), a paramilitary organization that aided Hitler and the Nazis in the 1930s and during World War II. See more »

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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 »

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Lynn Bernstein: [reading Abraham's farewell letter written before his capture by The Visitors] "My dear family: It's painful knowing that I'll not see your faces anymore. But I must take this stand for what I know is right. You may think that an old man wouldn't be afraid to die, but this old man is very frightened. I'm hoping that I'll find a little of your mother's dignity and strength. So far, I'm as frightened as a child who fears the dark. But we must fight the darkness that is threatening to engulf us. ...
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End of credits: In Loving Memory of Dominique Dunne Her friends miss her See more »

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References The Mysterians (1957) See more »

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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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