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.


Kenneth Johnson
1,357 ( 222)




1985   1984  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





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 10 episodes, 1984-1985
Aki Aleong ...  Mr. Chiang 8 episodes, 1984-1985


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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The use of Howard K Smith as the cold open "Freedom Network" announcer both put the series in the context of a global battle, and hinted at other action the series couldn't show, as it generally limited to the "Burbank Studios" back lot and ranch. Unfortunately this potentially lead to the running out of episode ideas, as each of the news items would clearly have worked as hour themselves. See more »


Now that we know that the 'Visitors' are lizard-like aliens, it seems pointless that they continue to disguise themselves as humans, or continue to use their human names, especially when they are on the motherships. Obviously this was done to reduce makeup and effects costs, but it doesn't make sense in terms of narrative. See more »


Willie: [playing piano and singing off-key] Deck the halls with lousy folly/Fa la la la la, la la la la/Tis the evening scruffy molly/Fa la la la la, la la la la/Don't we know how gay a carol/Fa la la, la la la, la la la/Holy moly Yule Tide carol/Fa la la la la, la la...
[Visitor customer cuts Willie off]
Visitor customer: [yanks Willie off the piano] That's terrible. Take a walk!
[shoves Willie away, sits down at the piano, and starts playing]
Dr. Julie Parrish: Willie, are you all right?
Willie: Yes. He only injured my prize.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Hologram Man (1995) See more »

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It's a wonderful freedom movie
2 April 2003 | by kristenstaffordSee all my reviews

Hi I first watched V when it came out I was only 11. and I was completly into it. I watched it on a little black and white television that my parents had in my room. Since then I have seen it on and off through the years. The mini series. And i grew up and had children of my own, and everytime I see it I get memorized all over again. during the recent events of the world it's nice to watch someone fighting for freedom. I am very patroitic. In the beging of the oringial it read to all the all the heros and the fredom fighter past preasent and future. Boy is that the truth today. V is a wonderful movie about freedom and indepence, and courage. I now own this wonderful movie on DVD and I watch it frequently even when I just need a boast. after watching s going on in the world. V, is a very well made movie, and I think they should make V either all over again or 20 years later. Let there b some one waking up from a dream, they were dreaming about 20 years ago. Thank you for letting me express myself. this imo only. Kristen

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26 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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(19 episodes)
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