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Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | TV Mini-Series (1983)
When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.
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1983  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jane Badler ...  Diana 2 episodes, 1983
Michael Durrell ...  Robert Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
Faye Grant ...  Juliet Parrish 2 episodes, 1983
Peter Nelson ...  Brian 2 episodes, 1983
David Packer ...  Daniel Bernstein 2 episodes, 1983
Neva Patterson ...  Eleanor Dupres 2 episodes, 1983
Tommy Petersen Tommy Petersen ...  Josh Brooks 2 episodes, 1983
Marc Singer ...  Mike Donovan 2 episodes, 1983
Blair Tefkin Blair Tefkin ...  Robin Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
Michael Wright ...  Elias Taylor 2 episodes, 1983
Bonnie Bartlett ...  Lynn Bernstein 2 episodes, 1983
Leonardo Cimino ...  Abraham Bernstein 2 episodes, 1983
Richard Herd ...  John 2 episodes, 1983
Evan C. Kim Evan C. Kim ...  Tony Wah Chong Leonetti 2 episodes, 1983
Richard Lawson ...  Dr. Ben Taylor 2 episodes, 1983
George Morfogen George Morfogen ...  Stanley Bernstein 2 episodes, 1983
Andrew Prine ...  Steven 2 episodes, 1983
Hansford Rowe ...  Arthur Dupres 2 episodes, 1983
Jenny Sullivan ...  Kristine Walsh 2 episodes, 1983
Penelope Windust ...  Kathleen Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
Michael Alldredge ...  Bill Graham 2 episodes, 1983
Camila Ashland ...  Ruby Engels 2 episodes, 1983
Frank Ashmore ...  Martin 2 episodes, 1983
Jason Bernard ...  Caleb Taylor 2 episodes, 1983
Michael Bond Michael Bond ...  Officer Talbot 2 episodes, 1983
Rafael Campos ...  Sancho Gomez 2 episodes, 1983
Diane Cary ...  Harmony Moore 2 episodes, 1983
Viveka Davis ...  Polly Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
Robert Englund ...  Willie 2 episodes, 1983
Ron Hajak Ron Hajak ...  Denny 2 episodes, 1983
Mary Alan Hokanson ...  Ruth Barnes 2 episodes, 1983
David Hooks David Hooks ...  Dr. Rudolf Metz 2 episodes, 1983
Joanna Kerns ...  Marjorie Donovan 2 episodes, 1983
Jenny Neumann Jenny Neumann ...  Barbara 2 episodes, 1983
William Russ ...  Brad 2 episodes, 1983
Michael Swan ...  Officer Bob Briggs 2 episodes, 1983
Stephanie Faulkner Stephanie Faulkner ...  LA TV Studio Assistant Director 2 episodes, 1983
Tom Fuccello Tom Fuccello ...  Senator Raymond Burke 2 episodes, 1983
Wiley Harker ...  UN Secretary General 2 episodes, 1983
Dick Harwood Dick Harwood ...  LA TV Studio Director 2 episodes, 1983
Myron Healey ...  Arch Quinton 2 episodes, 1983
Bonnie Johns Bonnie Johns ...  Woman 2 episodes, 1983
Eric Johnston ...  Sean Donovan 2 episodes, 1983
Curt Lowens ...  Dr. Maurice Jankowski 2 episodes, 1983
Marin May Marin May ...  Katie Maxwell 2 episodes, 1983
Mike Monahan Mike Monahan ...  LA TV Studio Console Man 2 episodes, 1983
Jennifer Perito Jennifer Perito ...  Resistance Member 2 episodes, 1983
Clete Roberts ...  Newscaster 2 episodes, 1983
Nathan Roberts Nathan Roberts ...  LA TV Anchor 2 episodes, 1983
Howard K. Smith ...  Howard K. Smith 2 episodes, 1983
Robert Vandenberg Robert Vandenberg ...  Rebel Camp Leader 2 episodes, 1983
Momo Yashima ...  High School Band Leader 2 episodes, 1983
Denny Miller ...  Visitor Trooper 2 episodes, 1983
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ...  Visitor Captain 2 episodes, 1983
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Storyline

Aliens pretending to be friendly come to Earth and are received openly. The aliens have disguised themselves to look just like humans. When it is discovered that the aliens' planet is dying and that they have come to rape the Earth of its natural resources, the war for Earth begins. An important key to the humans' success is distinguishing their own from who the aliens are. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu> with help

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They come in peace to enslave humankind. See more »


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Trivia

In a massive media campaign before the "V (1984)" series aired, posters with the line "The Visitors Are Our Friends" appeared in subways around the United States - just as they did in the first part of the miniseries. Several days before V: Liberation Day (1984) aired, each poster was spray-painted with a bright red "V" exactly as was done in the show. See more »

Goofs

When the people watch a live broadcast of "John", the alien leader, film speckles and scratches appear on their televisions - revealing that they are clearly not watching "live" television. See more »

Quotes

Diana: Yes, but you know how impatient our Leader can be.
Steven: Even with you?
[Big mistake, as Diana's acid glance informs him]
Steven: I thought that given the intimacy of your relationship with him, he might...
Diana: [tight] Be very careful, Steven.
Steven: I just hate to see him make you so distressed.
Diana: He doesn't understand that my conversion process is still limited. It doesn't work the same on every human subject.
Steven: No, but when it does work, as with DuVivier, Jankowski and the others, it's remarkable.
Diana: Yes, it is.
Steven: They actually ...
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Crazy Credits

To the heroism of the Resistance Fighters --past, present, and future-- this work is respectfully dedicated See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Prime (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
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from Star Wars (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Awesome show!!
18 July 2006 | by prasolSee all my reviews

This is one of those rare epics that come only once in a blue moon. This is one of the best 'First Contact' genres ever made. No movie on the big screen so far - no, not Independence Day or even Close Encounters of the Third Kind (amongst my favorite films, I might add) have been able to give you the kind of goose pimples that watching 'V' gave me.

The ensemble cast with Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Jane Badler and others have done a fantastic job and Kenneth Johnson has done a superb job making this show. Not only is the storyline and plot very capturing, the characters in this really come to life and you actually get involved with them unlike many other shows. And this is even more amazing because there are SO MANY characters and each one of them has their own story which is depicted very well. I love the way the characters all start off in different settings and events and don't know each other, but gradually they come together.

The Nazi-esquire theme also works out well. The special effects for 1983 are cool enough to be used today and the lasagnas on 'V' are the absolutely coolest ones ever. Better than Star Trek 'phasers' or Star Wars 'blasters'. Not to mention the Mother Ships and the various classes of shuttles.

This is a good one and this is certainly something I am hoping they give more. Either a movie or a remake. There is supposed to be a 'V-The next generation' in the making. I can hardly wait!


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