V | 1982
Hugely successful sci-fi spectacular about the invasion from outer space by legions of aliens whose deceptive mission of peace is soon revealed to be a plot by a reptilian, Nazi-type society to steal the Earth's water supply. Marc Singer and Faye Grant lead a ragtag band of freedom fighters to repel the attack after seeing through the ruse. Emmy nominations went to Joe Harnell for his music score and to the makeup artists. This very expensive two-part movie with dazzling special effects exceeded the network's expectations and prompted a three-part miniseries followup a year later with the popularity of that one bringing about a weekly series that started in the 1984-85 season.