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)
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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)
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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 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 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

In a massive media campaign before the V (1984) series aired, posters with the line "The Visitors Are Our Friends" appeared in subways around the United States - just as they did in the first part of the mini-series. Days before V: Liberation Day (1984) aired, each poster was spray-painted with a bright red "V" exactly as was done in the show. 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

Elias Taylor: You got any idea how much fresh food's going for these days? And beef? I make more money selling hamburgers than I did selling reefer.
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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 Dr. Kildare (1961) 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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V for Victory!
14 May 2005 | by (Pargas, Finland) – See all my reviews

Now this is real sci-fi! Kenneth Johnsons story is (in my opinion) one of the best ever written. While I rank The Tripods as my favourite sci-fi adventure, this will come as a good second.

I wasn't very old when I saw V for the first time, but I can honestly say it blew me away! And even now almost 20 years later I can still watch it and be in awe like I was way back then.

And now I am just waiting for the return of V, which finally seems to be becoming reality. Hopefully it will stick to the basics and not go "overboard" like so many re-makes have done over the years. But with Kenny at the helm I doubt that will be a problem, since I happen to know that the legacy of V means a lot to him.


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