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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1983  
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)
Neva Patterson ...
 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)
Michael Alldredge ...
 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)
Rafael Campos ...
 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)
Myron Healey ...
 Arch Quinton (2 episodes, 1983)
Bonnie Johns ...
 Woman (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Sean Donovan (2 episodes, 1983)
Curt Lowens ...
 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)
Denny Miller ...
 Visitor Trooper (2 episodes, 1983)
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 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 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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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 Daniel Bernstein starts pouring champagne for his family, the boom mic is reflected in the glass of the portrait above his head. See more »

Quotes

Josh Brooks: What is it?
Mike Donovan: It's a key.
Josh Brooks: That's gonna get you into what?
Mike Donovan: The belly of the whale.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Theme
(credited)
from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (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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