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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The proper name of the aliens' species is never revealed. They are only called by the Earth-centric name Visitors or the slang term Lizards. See more »

Goofs

Now that we know that the 'Visitors' are lizard like aliens, it seems odd that they continue to disguise themselves as humans, especially when they are on the mother ships. Obviously this was done to reduce makeup and effects costs, but it doesn't make sense in terms of narrative. See more »

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Mike Donovan: I thought you can drive.
Ham Tyler: I thought you can shoot.
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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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Very Different To The Mini-Series And The Final Battle But Still Very Good
24 August 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This series of V was very different to the Mini-Series and The Final Battle episodes. The original series was action packed but it was an allegory of the problems in Germany in the 40's when the Nazi's were stepping on people. The original series explored a lot of issues such as the fight between good and evil and the destructive nature of man.

This series did away with most of the above and instead concentrated on producing action, chases, explosions etc.

Old favourites such as Willie, Ham Tyler and Mike Donovan were back. And of course, the wicked Diana was back (looking beautiful than ever). Joining the show were the likes of Lydia who was a rival to Diana and the mysterious Charles.

The shows were very good producing loads of action. It was a good show if a little short-lived. Let's hope a follow up is done one day because the final episode did leave a lot of loose ends to be tied.


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