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.
The evil Diana, captured and set to stand trial for her crimes against the human race, is kidnapped by corrupt corporate magnate Nathan Bates, who wants to know the secrets of the Visitors' advanced ...
Donovan and Ham are imprisoned in a Visitor work camp guarded by a hideous alien monster; Nathan Bates mounts a desperate search to find the "star-child" to exchange for his son Kyle who's in Diana's...
This series features the characters from the two mini-series about aliens coming to Earth claiming to be friends but in reality have an ulterior motive. The aliens may have been beaten in the mini-series but there are still a lot of them out there. In this series, Nathan Bates, the industrialist who manufactures the biological weapon that was used to defeat the aliens, wants to get his hands on the aliens' technology, so that he could profit from it, makes a deal with Diana, the alien leader. Rebel leaders, Mike Donovan, Ham Tyler, and Julie Parish know that Diana can't be trusted, so they are constantly trying to figure out what Diana is up to and stop her.Written by
In the original V mini-series, it is clearly stated that visitor ships can not travel faster than the speed of light (although they can closely approach it), meaning that voyages between their planet and Earth would take several years one way. However, in the TV series, there are numerous incidents of visitors who are summoned to Earth from the home planet, often to deal with problems or for special expertise, and who then arrive just a few weeks or even days later. This makes little sense given the original stated ability of how fast visitor ships can travel. See more »
You know, I've never lost in mortal combat.
Idiot. If you had, you'd be dead.
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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 »
"V" and "V: The Final Battle" were definitely two of the 80's best mini-series. It actually became a full series after "Final Battle", but those episodes never made it to video. The original two mini-series are classics, and wonderfully done. The plots are intense, the special effects are cool and were, at the time, state of the art. Even by today's standards, these are still two very exceptional pieces of work. People who like this series may also want to check out "Alien Nation".
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