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One of the most iconic science fiction tv series of the 1980s. Released in 1983 as a 2 part miniseries. Followed by a three-part series in 1984, called “The Final Battle”. Then from 1984 to 1985 V had a running series, consisting of 19 One hour-long episodes. With the 20th episode remaining unfilmed. V was one of the most expensive productions of its time.

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The TV Show

When “friendly” aliens arrive on Earth, some citizens are skeptical. Some become resistant, and the aliens, hiding their true identity, employ martial law.

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The green flesh-eating lizards hide their true colors under synthetic skin, which makes them look like humans. A guerilla war ensues. With laser-firing zap guns, shuttle spaceships, and alien troops, they apparently went to the same shooting school as Star Wars clone troopers.

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The show won an Emmy nomination for outstanding achievement in make-up in 1984.

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The series has since become a cult production. When it got canceled, the set was moved into storage, and attempts were made to revive the show. Rumors went around of a new series starting in 1989, but it remained rumors. Then in 2009, a brand new remake was released.

With 23 episodes, the ratings dropped and the new show followed the same path as its predecessor. The show was good in its time, but if you watch it today, the special effects are not so great. In fans’ hearts, however, it is a different story altogether. V will always remain an icon among the 80s fans

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TV Intro

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Reference

V (TV series) – Wikipedia