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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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 »
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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