Desilu Studios, the home of "Star Trek" and "The Untouchables" will produce the reptilian-alien feature "V The Movie", as the first in a big-budget 3D SFX trilogy, written and directed by "V" TV series creator Kenneth Johnson, inspired by the novel, "It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis:
"We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless – and timely – story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century", said Johnson, "'V' will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned".
"V", a two-part miniseries first aired in 1983, starring Marc Singer ("L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve"), introducing the 'Visitors', who slowly gain domination over Earth:
"...a race of aliens arrive on Earth in a fleet of 50 huge, saucer-shaped motherships, which hover over major cities across the world. They reveal themselves on the roof of the 'United Nations' building in New York City, appearing human but requiring special glasses to protect their eyes and having a distinctive resonance to their voices.
"Referred to as the 'Visitors', they reach out in friendship, ostensibly seeking the help of humans to obtain chemicals and minerals needed to aid their ailing world, which is revealed to be a planet orbiting the star 'Sirius'.
"In return, the Visitors promise to share their advanced technology with humanity. The governments of Earth accept the arrangement, and the Visitors, commanded by their leader 'John' and his deputy 'Diana', begin to gain considerable influence with human authorities.
"But television journalist/cameraman 'Michael Donovan' covertly boards one of the Visitors' motherships. He discovers that beneath their human-like façade—a thin, synthetic skin and human-eye contact lenses—the aliens are carnivorous reptilian humanoids with horned foreheads and green, scaly skin.
"He also witnesses them eating whole live animals including rodents and birds. However, just as his video taped exposé is about to air on television...
"...the broadcast is interrupted by the Visitors who take control of all media, announcing that Donovan is now a fugitive...
"...to be pursued by both the police and the Visitors..."
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