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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jane Badler ...  Diana 19 episodes, 1984-1985
June Chadwick ...  Lydia 19 episodes, 1984-1985
Jennifer Cooke ...  Elizabeth Maxwell 19 episodes, 1984-1985
Robert Englund ...  Willie 19 episodes, 1984-1985
Faye Grant ...  Dr. Julie Parrish / ... 19 episodes, 1984-1985
Marc Singer ...  Mike Donovan / ... 19 episodes, 1984-1985
Jeff Yagher ...  Kyle Bates 19 episodes, 1984-1985
Michael Ironside ...  Ham Tyler 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Lane Smith ...  Nathan Bates 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Blair Tefkin Blair Tefkin ...  Robin Maxwell 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Michael Wright ...  Elias Taylor 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Howard K. Smith ...  Howard K. Smith 11 episodes, 1984-1985
Aki Aleong ...  Mr. Chiang 9 episodes, 1984-1985
Judson Scott ...  Lt. James 8 episodes, 1985
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

V: The Series See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the DC Comics' limited series "V", scientist Carl Sagan was incorporated as character, changing his name to "Earl Meagan". See more »

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The Visitors were implied in the original V to be at war with another alien species, but this angle is never mentioned in the ongoing series. 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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Unlimited potential; Limited exploitation
10 March 2008 | by internodalSee all my reviews

I first saw "V-The Series" when I was only 8 years old. As violent and gruesome as the critics thought it was, my mother let me watch it because it really wasn't all that bad. The series captivated me, as did my favorite movie at the time: "Return Of The Jedi".

24 years later, I watched "V", "V-The Final Battle", and "V-The Series" on DVD. If the first two mini-series were nothing short of excellent, I cannot say the same about "V-The Series".

From the blatantly obvious use of stock-footage from previous episodes, to the awful "acting" by such "stars" as Marc Singer and Michael Wright, it's no wonder the series was canceled after 19 episodes. The special effects were terrible and some plot elements made no sense. Many gun fights looked so fake, it's hard to believe one would have the nerve to put them on film.

But, guess what? None of this mattered to me, for when I put away the DVD box set after viewing the complete series, I realized one thing: "V-The Series" had great potential. I think the series could have gone a long way, had it not been for plot flaws, budget restraints, poor acting, and such competing shows as "Dallas". It's actually quite sad that NBC chose not to put the big bucks required to create a multi-season series of shows. Also, the fact that some very important characters were pulled out of the show around mid-season certainly didn't help.

Still, watching the series on DVD brought back so many good memories, I really enjoyed it. I actually caught myself having a bizarre rush of adrenaline at some point. Also had a good laugh here and there. Amongst the sometimes corny dialog, lie a couple of timeless quotes. A great gift idea for the strong nostalgic type.


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