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)
Lane Smith ...
 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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When the romance between Mike and Julie began to fade, both Faye Grant and Michael Ironside pushed to have a romance between their characters. Unfortunately, Ironside's character Ham was written out before this could happen, and the show was canceled before he could return. See more »

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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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It's a million times better then Independence Day
18 March 1999 | by (Lisle, IL) – See all my reviews

V and V the final battle is 8 of the best sci-fi hours on video anywhere. Yes it's long but any shorter and it would lose something. All the characters, all the inter-weaving stories and the entire plot are just perfectly executed. The underlying anti Nazi message and WW 2 under tones give the story a depth that make it even better. The special effects are very good for an 80's mini-series. The acting is good. But watching it you're glad they don't cut anything out. The best scene is the birth of the twins. Great sci-fi. If you think Independence Day was good you ain't seen nothin' yet.


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