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)
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 Elizabeth Maxwell (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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 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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In the first two mini-series, the Visitors spoke with an electronically modulated voice. The sound processing, however, was dropped for the ongoing series. This created a continuity problem with the two mini-series as the Visitors were able to infiltrate human strongholds and vice-versa without their different voices giving them away. See more »

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The Visitors were implied in the original V to be at war with another alien species, but this angle is 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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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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