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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Kenneth Johnson
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »

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V: The Series See more »

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Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In 1984 the BBC had exclusive UK broadcasting rights for that years summer Olympic games. In retaliation the ITV network showed this series in the same timeslot as the Olympic coverage was on. The series was advertised in the UK as 'The most expensive TV show ever made'. See more »

Goofs

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Quotes

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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Worthwhile because of it's scope
24 May 2006 | by PrutnumseSee all my reviews

This series had a lot going against it - plot holes the size of meteor craters (why don't the visitors just condition Rev. Turney into giving up the location of the rebel camp?, for instance), some of the cheesiest dialogue heard outside of a Kung Fu movie, special effects that where horrible even in 1984. So how come it captivated me so? It was charming. I felt, when I saw it, that cast & crew alike really had a good time doing this show, and those things rub off. But more important, the series had SCOPE and ORIGINALITY. The creators weren't afraid to take on really heavy topics, and they did it in a way that hasn't been seen before, nor after.


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