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:

4:3
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Trivia

The second theme was originally written for V: The Final Battle (1984). The producers chose Barry De Vorzon's and Joseph Conlan's music instead for the miniseries, so it was shelved until V: The Champion (1985), when it replaced the series' original theme music. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Eighties TV Camp Classic
28 August 2004 | by maudejuniorSee all my reviews

Premiering in the Fall of 1984 (NBC, Oct.26, Fri 8-9p), just a few months after the mini-series sequel, 'V - The Final Battle', 'V' was now in the form of a weekly hour long sci-fi/action/adventure series.

In mid-season, (Feb. 1985), NBC re-vamped the sci-fi/soap opera, and moved it to a later time slot, yet it did little to save this embarrassment; any resemblance to Kenneth Johnson's original 1983 classic had been vaporized.

The most expensive and violent show on television at the time, 'V - The Series' was a critical and ratings disaster that will leave the viewer bewildered and in disbelief, yet strangely mesmerized.

Unintentionally hilarious and incredibly 80's, all nineteen episodes have a unique inane charm and many memorable moments. Every episode will entrance the viewer, largely based on sloppiness and the over-abundance of flaws.

True camp that's super-melodramatic and very funny, be on the lookout for 'Oswald', the (alien, or 'gaylien') gay-stock character, debuting in episode fifteen.

Quite possibly the worst sci-fi series, if not series, ever produced, one cannot help but to enjoy this train wreck.


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