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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Peter Nelson ...  Brian 2 episodes, 1983
David Packer 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 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
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Dick Harwood Dick Harwood ...  LA TV Studio Director 2 episodes, 1983
Myron Healey ...  Arch Quinton 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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Humankind's last stand. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1983 (USA) See more »

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Storm Warnings See more »

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Mono

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Color

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16:9
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Trivia

The octagonal storage containers contain a device, with what appears to be rotating red lasers inside a long glass tube, both of which are seen on the Visitors' mother ship, later made regular appearances as set dressing and props on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and other series. See more »

Goofs

When the mother ship is approaching and we see a group from behind as they are watching it, Robin Maxwell leans in to her mother and puts an arm around her. In the reverse shot, she is hugging her mother. Then we cut back to behind them and she leans in and hugs her again. This is because there are two different actresses playing Robin during this scene. The shots of Robin from the front are of Blair Tefkin, who played Robin the entire duration of the series. The shots of her back during this scene are of Dominique Dunne, who was strangled to death by her boyfriend after a few days of shooting. Director Kenneth Johnson kept the reverse shots in her memory. See more »

Quotes

Mike Donovan: How'd someone like that get to be your leader anyway?
Martin: Charisma. Circumstances, promises... Not enough of us spoke out to question him until it was too late. It happens on your planet, doesn't it?
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Crazy Credits

End of credits: In Loving Memory of Dominique Dunne Her friends miss her See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Nightmares on Elm Street #5-6 (2015) See more »

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Theme
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from Star Wars (1977)
Composed by John Williams
© 1977 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Classic Science Fiction Television
21 August 2004 | by maudejuniorSee all my reviews

Considered by many to be one of the best in the genre, V is a television classic.

Airing during 'May Sweeps' on NBC over two nights, the mini-series was a surprise ratings smash. Critically praised for it's introspective tale with strong themes, the special effects were top-notch, particularly for television of the time.

NBC had taken a gamble with this cutting-edge, creative, and creepy alien-invasion story that pays off in some memorable performances from members of the large cast.

Twenty-plus years later, Kenneth Johnson's epic V holds up extremely well, it's message of resistance and sacrifice being ever more relevant in this Post- 9/11 world.


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