V (1984–1985)

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A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.

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 Diana (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Lydia (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jennifer Cooke ...
 Elizabeth Maxwell (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Willie (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Dr. Julie Parrish / ... (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Mike Donovan / ... (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Kyle Bates (19 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Ham Tyler (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Nathan Bates (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Robin Maxwell (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Elias Taylor (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Howard K. Smith (11 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Mr. Chiang (9 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Lt. James (8 episodes, 1985)
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The Earth has been invaded by lizard-like beings from another planet called Visitors. A small resistance of rebels led by photojournalist Mike Donovan, Dr. Julie Parrish and mercenary Ham Tyler fight the Nazi-like reign. The aliens usually appear disguised as humans, and are led by Diana, their queen. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The second V (1984) theme was originally written for V: The Final Battle (1984). The producers chose Barry De Vorzon's and Joseph Conlan's music instead for the mini-series, so it was shelved until 1985's V: The Champion (1985) when it it replaced the series' original theme music. See more »

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Certain main characters' immediate family, notably Robin's two younger sisters and Elias' father Caleb, were left alive at the end of V: The Final Battle, but are never mentioned in the ongoing series. See more »

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Diana: The scorpion?
Lydia: I ate it. And I saved the best part for you.
[throws the tail at Diana]
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The humans continue their battle against the lizards
30 August 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The original mini-series was intelligent, engaging and a television event of the 1980s that cleverly melded refreshing science fiction with a dark chapter of human history. The second mini-series was almost just as good and demanded much patience from the viewer. Then came this ongoing series. While most of the characters returned, the budget and intelligence in the writing didn't.

The one and only season of "V" followed the story of the human resistance trying to survive while the lizards continually struggled with their own in-fighting. Most of the characters from the first two productions returned, the ladies with their big eighties hairstyles and the men pulling weak but amusing fight scenes.

Occasionally we were treated to a new alien weapon or a new character who promises to bring change to the ongoing story but some episodes drag on with long and slow moments that seem out of place. Unfortunately, the series ended on a cliffhanger when it was axed, so many things were left open and the viewer may feel short-changed by the closing credits of the last episode.

Still, if you want to see more adventures of Donovan and co. then you can watch this, but don't expect too much. "V" was something too good to be left alone, but sadly it was a poor effort.

Note: Very different to the new 2000s series.


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