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"V" (1983-85)
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 'V' The Original Mini Series ( 2 x 2hrs)(1983)

 V The Original Miniseries NBC Promo

Video -   "V" - The Original Mini Series (3x 2hr TV Movies) ( 3hrs)  (60 chapters)   

Video -   "V" Miniseries Episode 1 (1hr 46 min) (11pt)   
 Video -   "V" Miniseries Episode 2 (1hr 32min) (10pt)
 
 

Kenneth Johnson production in association with Warner Brothers Television
Produced by Chuck Bowman
Written and Directed by Kenneth Johnson.
Music by Joe Harnell.

Starring (in Alphabetical Order): (opening credits)
Jane Badler......... Diana
Michael Durrell .... Robert Maxwell
Faye Grant ......... Dr. Juliet Parrish
Peter Nelson ....... Brian
David Packer ....... Daniel Bernstein
Neva Patterson ..... Eleanor Dupres
Tom Peterson ....... Josh Brooks
Marc Singer ........ Mike Donovan
Blair Tefkin ....... Robin Maxwell
Michael Wright ..... Elias Taylor
*
Guest Stars (opening credits)
Bonnie Bartlett .... Lynn Bernstein
Leonardo Cimino .... Abraham Bernstein
Richard Herd ....... John (pt 1 only)
Evan Kim ........... Tony Wah Chong Leonetti
Richard Lawson ..... Ben (pt 1 only)
George Morfogen .... Stanley Bernstein
Andrew Prine ....... Steven
Hansford Rowe ...... Arthur Dupres
Jenny Sullivan ..... Kristine Walsh
Penelope Windust ... Kathleen Maxwell
They arrived in 15 mother ships, offering their friendship and advanced technology to Earth. Skeptical of the
Visitors, Mike Donovan and Juliet Parrish infiltrated their ranks and soon discovered some startling secrets.
The resistance is all that stands between us and the Visitors.Close encounters of the third kind stun the Earth
in this frightening two part 1983 TV-movie.

"V" Part 1 (1 May 1983 NBC, 2hr 15min)  (copyright date 25Apr83)
Synopsis:
Part 1 opens chillingly enough, as 50 space ships -- each the size of Manhatten -- enter the Earth's atmosphere
and hover ominously over major cities worldwide. But when the aliens' leader, John (who looks -- but doesn't sound
-- human), descends to the roof of the United Nations building to make contact, he's reassuring. They haven't come
on a mission of conquest, he tells a petrified world; rather, they're here to secure chemicals that can save their
own beleagured planet from destruction. The action then shifts to Los Angeles, where "V" interweaves a variety of
personal dramas tied to the aliens' presence. Gradually the extraterrestrials begin to exert more and more of their
power -- and before too long their true physical nature (and intentions) become clear. Writer-director Kenneth
Johnson's film, which he calls an allegory to the rise of the Nazis, is enhanced by slick special effects.

"V" Part 2 (2 May 1983 NBC, 2hr) (copyright date 25Apr83)
prod . no. 206716
Synopsis:
"V" concludes with spaceship battles and guerrila warfare that pit freedom fighters in Los Angeles against the
alien invaders.

 "V": The Final Battle (3 x 2hr  mini-series)(1984)

Video - "V"- The Final Battle -Episode 1 only  (1hr 30min) (10pt)

continues on Chapter 18 of the following playlist ...

 Video -   "V" - The Final Battle ( 4hrs) (40 chapters)

V - The Final Battle - The Birthing Scene (1984)

A Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
  Created by Kenneth Johnson / Produced by Dean O' Brian
Teleplay by Brian Taggert & Peggy Goldman
Story by Lillina Weezer, Peggy Goldman, Faustus Buck, Diane Frolow, Harry & Renee Longstreet
Directed by Richard T. Hefron
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Starring (in Alphabetical Order): (opening credits - pt 1)
Jane Badler......... Diana
Michael Durrell .... Robert Maxwell
Robert Englund ..... Willie
Faye Grant ......... Dr. Juliet Parrish
Richard Herd ....... John
Thomas Hill ........ Father Andrew
Michael Ironside ... Ham Tyler
Peter Nelson ....... Brian
David Packer ....... Daniel Bernstein
Neva Patterson ..... Eleanor Dupres
Andrew Prine ....... Steven
Sandy Simpson ...... Mark
Marc Singer ........ Mike Donovan
Blair Tefkin ....... Robin Maxwell
Michael Wright ..... Elias Taylor
*
Guest Starring: (opening credits - pt 1)
Denise Galik ....... Maggie

V: THE FINAL BATTLE: Part 1 (6 May 1984, 2hr):
Synopsis:
Debut: Last May, some 65 million viewers watched a two-part TV-movie in which a group of aliens -- friendly humanoids
on the outside but evil reptilian creatures underneath -- sought to take over Earth while a revoltagainst them sprang
up in Los Angeles. This three-part miniseries picks up the drama four months later The action is quick to start in Part 1
with a raid by the LA freedom fighters on an alien run factory that's processing humans for food. Rebuffed by superior
laser weoponry, the rebels are rallied by fiery Mike Donovan to support a plan to expose the alien commander John for
the lizard that he is on worldwide television. As that plan is spearheaded by the resistance leader Julie, the story
unfolds both as an allegory of Nazi machinations and as a sci-fi thriller with "Star Wars" styled special effects.
And, in a subplot of note, a teenager has been impregnated by an alien.

V: THE FINAL BATTLE: Part 2 (7 May 1984, 2hr):
Synopsis:
The rebels stage a daring rescue at the aliens' security headquarters and also seek to sabotage their plan to siphon
Earth's water into their giant spaceships.

V: THE FINAL BATTLE: Part 3 (8 May 1984, 2hr):
Synopsis:
Conclusion. Espionage, a form of germ warfare and the threat of nuclear annihilation figure in the showdown between
the aliens and the Los Angeles freedom fighters.

"V" : The Hour Long Series (1984-85) (19 episodes x 1hr)

Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
NBC Fridays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

1.1 [--] "V"(hour long series): LIBERATION DAY (copyright title) (60 min) (aka "The Pursuit of Diana")
26Oct84 NBC Fri (copyright date: 12Oct84)
prod. no. 185631, Liberation day
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Dean O'Brien and Garner Simmons
Written by Paul Monash
Directed by Paul Krasny.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
This science-fiction series about alien lizards on Earth picks up a year
after the miniseries left off. Amid Liberation Day celebrations, Diana,
who's to stand trial for crimes against humanity, is kidnapped by a
corporate magnate (Nathan Bates: Lane Smith) who wants to bargain for the
aliens' advanced technology. Meanwhile, the half-alien girl Elizabeth
undergoes a metamorphosis.

1.2 [--] "V" (hour long series): DREADNAUGHT (copyright title) (60 min) (aka "The Visitors Strike Back")
02Nov84 NBC Fri (copyright date: 29Oct84)
prod. no. 185632, Dreadnaught
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Dean O'Brien and Garner Simmons
Written by Steven E. DeSouza.
directed by Paul Krasny.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsi:
With the Visitors engaged in a global battle with the humans, Diana sends for the ultimate
space weapon and the freedom fighters plot to
steal the alien mother ship.

1.3 [--] "V" (hour long series): BREAKOUT (copyright title) (60 min)
(copyright date: DPUB: 8Mar85)
(Originally scheduled to air Nov. 9, 1984 this show was considered too violent
for younger viewers.
However, in V's new 9-10 EST timeslot, the program was broadcast 24 May 1985)
(This episode inspired the novel "The Crivit Experiment" by Allen Wold.)
prod. no. 185633, Breakout
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros.Television
produced by Dean O'Brien
Writer: David Braff
directed by Ray Austin.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth

1.4 [--] "V" (hour long series): THE DECEPTION (copyright title) (60 min)
09Nov84 NBC Fri (copyright date DPUB: 31Oct84)
prod. no. 185634, Deception
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Dean O'Brien and Garner Simmons
Writer: Garner Simmons
directed by Victor Lobl
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
Diana hopes to obtain rebel secrets by using holographic projections to
convince the captured Donovan that the war is over. Meanwhile, Nathan
Bates' rebellious son Kyle (Jeff Yagher) rescues Robin and makes an
alliance with the rebels.

1.5 [--] "V" (hour long series): THE SANCTION (copyright title) (60 min) (aka "Klaus -The Exterminator")
16Nov84 NBC Fri (copyright date 8Nov84)
prod. no. 185635
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Dean O'Brien
Written by Brian Taggert
directed by Bruce Seth-Green.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
Nathan Bates imposes a curfew in the open city in an attempt to curb
resistance activity. Meanwhile, Donovan and Ham make plans to hit a
Visitors' conference that will be attended by high-ranking officers in
charge of "food" processing.

1.6 [--] "V" (hour long series): VISITOR'S CHOICE (copyright title) (60 min)
23Nov84 NBC Fri (copyright date: 19Nov84)
<prod. no. 185637, Visitor's choice
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
supervising producer, Garner Simons
Writer: David Braff
directed by Gilbert Shilton.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
Donovan rescues his son (Nick Katt) from the aliens and is stalked by
the deadly leader (Tom Callaway) of the alien youth corps, who wants his
prize pupil returned. Meanwhile, the star child is reunited with her
mother.

1.7 [--] "V" (hour long series): OVERLORD (copyright title) (60 min) (aka "Showdown at Rawlinsville")
30Nov84 NBC Fri (copyright date 28Nov84)
prod. no. 185638, Overlord
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by David Latt
Writer: David Abramowitz
directed by Bruce Seth Green.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
A woman (Sheryl Lee Ralph) pleads with the Resistance to liberate her
town from a despot who's collaborating with the Visitors by overworking
the townsfolk to provide cobalt for their weapons. Meanwhile, Bates
suspects Julie is feeding information to the rebels.

1.8 [--] "V" (hour long series): DISSIDENT (copyright title) (60 min) (aka "Force Filed of Doom")
07Dec84 (copyright title: 4Dec84)
prod. no. 185636, Dissident
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Brothers Television
produced by Dean O'Brien
Writer: Paul F. Edwards.
directed by Walter Grauman.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
Donovan and Ham kidnap a pacifist alien scientist (John McLiam) who
designed a force field that Diana has placed around the city.

1.9 [--] "V" (hour long series): REFLECTIONS IN TERROR (copyright title) (60 min) (aka "The Christmas Miracle")
21Dec84
prod. no. 185639, Reflections in terror
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Skip Ward
Writer: Chris Manheim.
directed by Kevin Hooks.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
Diana uses a blood sample to generate a deadly clone of the starchild
Elizabeth, which escapes. Meanwhile, Bates locates the Rebel headquarters
and sets up Julie.

1.10 [--] "V" (hour long series): CONVERSION (copright title) (60 min)
04Jan85 (copyright date 28Dec84)
prod. no. 185640, Conversion
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television,
produced by David Latt
Written by Brian Taggert.
directed by Gilbert Shilton.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Guest Cast:
Mickey Jones ........ Chris
Synopsis:
After Ham and Kyle are captured, the Leader's envoy Charles (Duncan Regehr)
assumes command of the alien forces and programs Ham with a new conversion
technique to kill Donovan during a prisoner exchange.

1.11 [--] "V" (hour long series): HERO (copyright title) (aka "Double Cross")
11Jan85 NBC (copyright date 8Jan85)
prod. no. 185641, Hero
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with aWarner Brothers Television ;
produced by Skip Ward
Written by Carleton Eastlake.
directed by Kevin Hooks.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
Rebels abduct an alien medical student (Richard Minchenburg) to treat a
gravely wounded Willie; and Charles smuggles weapons into the open city
in a plot to overthrow the comatose Nathan Bates.

1.12 [--] "V" (hour long series): BETRAYAL (aka "Inquisition")
18Jan85 NBC (copyright date DPUB: 16Jan85)
prod. no. 185642, Betrayal
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television,
produced by David Latt
Written by Mark Rosener.
directed by Gilbert Shilton.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Guest Cast:
Bruce Davison ........ John Langley
Aki Aleong ........... Chiang
Synopsis:
In retaliation for a "rebel" attack staged by aliens posing as
Resistance fighters, Bates' police arrest Resistance sympathizers,
including Robin, and threatens to execute a prisoner a day until Rebel
leaders surrender.

1.13 [--] "V" (hour long series): RESCUE (copyright title) (aka "The Marriage of Charles and Diana")
1Feb85 NBC (copyright date 24Jan85)
prod. no. 185643, Rescue
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Skip Wood
Writer: Garner Simmons
directed by Kevin Hooks
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Guest cast
Terence Knox ....... Alan Davis
Darleen Carr ....... Jo Ann Davis
Synopsis:
Charles forces Diana to marry him, knowing that alien law requires her
to return home to bear his offspring; surrounded by Visitor troops,
Julie helps a former classmate's wife deliver a baby; the Resistance
searches for a new headquarters as the open city becomes a war zone.

1.14 [--] "V" (hour long series): CHAMPION (copyright title) (aka "Trial by Combat")
8Feb85 (copyright date 1Feb85)
prod. no. 185644, Champion
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
producer: Don Boyle.
Writer: Paul F. Edwards;
directed by Cliff Bole.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Guest Cast:
Sherri Stoner ...... Jesse
Judson Scott ....... James
Synopsis:
After investigating Charles' death, newly arrived Inspector
General Phillip (Frank Ashmore) allows Lydia to choose trial by combat
with Diana in a laser duel to the death. Meanwhile, Donovan helps a
widow (Deborah Wakeham) organize resistance in a scared town where the
sherrif is collecting "taxes" for the Visitors.

1.15 [--] "V" (hour long series): WILDCATS (copyright title) (60 min)
15Feb85 (copyright date: 14Feb85)
prod. no. 185645, Wildcats
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television,
produced by Skip Ward
Writer: David Braff
directed by John Florea.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Guest Cast:
Jeffrey Jay Cohen ... Tony
Rhonda Aldrich ...... Ellen
Adam Silbar ......... Andy
Synopsis:
Diana and Lydia conspire to frame the mother ship's pharmacist
(Gela Jacobson) for Charles' murder. Meanwhile, a gang member the Rebels
enlisted to steal diptheria medicine from the Visitors is funneling
information to the aliens.

1.16 [--] "V" (hour long series): THE LITTLEST DRAGON (60 min)
22Feb85 (copyright date 21Feb85)
prod. no. 185646
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Ralph R. Riskin
Writer: David Abramowitz.
directed by Cliff Bole.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Guest Cast:
Brett Cullen ...... Robert
Synopsis:
Pursuing a personal vendetta, Phillip trails a fifth columnist
who stole the power source to the Mother Ship's lasers, hoping it will
lead him to Donovan. Meanwhile, Diana plots to have Phillip killed by
his military escort (Leslie Bevis) during the battle.

[--] 01Mar85 - no details

1.17 [--] "V" (hour long series): WAR OF ILLUSIONS (copyright title) (60 min)
08Mar85 (copyright date 6Mar85)
prod. no. 185647, War of illusions
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Skip Ward
Writer: John Simmons.
directed by Earl Bellamy.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
A computer hacker (Josh Richman) refuses to help the Resistance break
into the Mother Ship's battle computer until they rescue his father
(Conrad Janis) from the Visitors; at great risk, Phillip steals the
Leader's invasion plan and gives it to Donovan.

1.18 [--] "V" (hour long series): THE SECRET UNDERGROUND (copyright title) (60 min)
15Mar85 (copyright date: 12Mar85)
prod. no. 185648 Secret underground
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Ralph R. Riskin
Writers: David Braff, Colley Cibber
directed by Cliff Bole.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Guest Cast:
John Calvin ...... Maitland
Synopsis:
Julie and Donovan sneak aboard the mother ship to look for a list
naming all the Rebel leaders, which was hidden by a fifth columnist
before he died; Diana arranges the transfer of Lydia's brother
(Ken Olandt) to the mother ship so he can be sacrificed during a
traditional Visitor rite.

1.19 [--] "V" (hour long series): THE RETURN (copyright title) (final episode)
22Mar85 (copyright date DPUB: 20Mar85)
prod. no. 185649, The Return
Daniel H. Blatt & Robert Singer production in association with Warner Bros. Television
produced by Skip Ward
Writers: David Abramowitz & Donald R. Boyle.
directed by John Florea.
Cast:
Jane Badler ......... Diana
June Chadwick ....... Lydia
Jennifer Cooke ...... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
The Leader orders a cease-fire and travels to Earth to negotiate peace
and take Elizabeth as his mate; Donovan and Phillip square off in a
friendly duel, unaware that their "neutralized" weapons have been tampered
with; Diana plots to assassinate the Leader.

 
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