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...
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
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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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