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)
Blair Tefkin ...
 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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26 October 1984 (USA)  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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The name of the aliens' species is never revealed. See more »

Quotes

Willie: [playing piano and singing off-key] Deck the halls with lousy folly/Fa la la la la, la la la la/Tis the evening scruffy molly/Fa la la la la, la la la la/Don't we know how gay a carol/Fa la la, la la la, la la la/Holy moly Yule Tide carol/Fa la la la la, la la...
[Visitor customer cuts Willie off]
Visitor customer: [yanks Willie off the piano] That's terrible. Take a walk!
[shoves Willie away, sits down at the piano, and starts playing]
Dr. Julie Parrish: Willie, are you all right?
Willie: Yes. He only injured my prize.
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Real-life newscaster Howard K. Smith, who has a recurring cameo in this series, is sometimes given a guest star credit on episodes in which he does not appear. See more »

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Eighties TV Camp Classic
28 August 2004 | by (Huntington Station, NY) – See all my reviews

Premiering in the Fall of 1984 (NBC, Oct.26, Fri 8-9p), just a few months after the mini-series sequel, 'V - The Final Battle', 'V' was now in the form of a weekly hour long sci-fi/action/adventure series.

In mid-season, (Feb. 1985), NBC re-vamped the sci-fi/soap opera, and moved it to a later time slot, yet it did little to save this embarrassment; any resemblance to Kenneth Johnson's original 1983 classic had been vaporized.

The most expensive and violent show on television at the time, 'V - The Series' was a critical and ratings disaster that will leave the viewer bewildered and in disbelief, yet strangely mesmerized.

Unintentionally hilarious and incredibly 80's, all nineteen episodes have a unique inane charm and many memorable moments. Every episode will entrance the viewer, largely based on sloppiness and the over-abundance of flaws.

True camp that's super-melodramatic and very funny, be on the lookout for 'Oswald', the (alien, or 'gaylien') gay-stock character, debuting in episode fifteen.

Quite possibly the worst sci-fi series, if not series, ever produced, one cannot help but to enjoy this train wreck.


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