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An extraterrestrial race arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become.
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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Mitchell ...  Erica Evans 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Morris Chestnut ...  Ryan Nichols 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Joel Gretsch ...  Father Jack Landry 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Logan Huffman ...  Tyler Evans 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Laura Vandervoort ...  Lisa 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Morena Baccarin ...  Anna 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Scott Wolf ...  Chad Decker 23 episodes, 2009-2011
Christopher Shyer ...  Marcus 22 episodes, 2009-2011
Charles Mesure ...  Kyle Hobbes 18 episodes, 2010-2011
Mark Hildreth ...  Joshua 18 episodes, 2009-2011
Roark Critchlow ...  A.D. Paul Kendrick 16 episodes, 2009-2011
Scott Hylands ...  Father Travis 12 episodes, 2009-2011
Lourdes Benedicto ...  Valerie Stevens 11 episodes, 2009-2010
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Not all aliens are nice and cute like Yoda, ET or ALF. When a race of reptilian-like aliens arrives on Earth in disguise as humans, they show their good intentions, but they have a more sinister plan to conquer our planet and destroy all human race on Earth. Written by ahmetkozan

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USA

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English

Release Date:

3 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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As with the original series, the Visitor's alien text is just a substitution cipher for the alphabet, but written top to bottom then left to right, often breaking words into multiple columns. Many letters have a counterpart rotated 180 degrees, while the glyph for the letter H is already 180-degree symmetric. See more »

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Finally, an ABC show worth watching....
11 November 2009 | by Zen416See all my reviews

...and that's saying a lot considering the usual angst-y, inexpensive-to-make-therefore-let's-clone-it-family-drama shows the network seems to keep adding on or re-newing. "V" was exciting right from the start and the second episode was a good follow-up to the premiere, fleshing out the main characters a bit more and what drives them. Elizabeth Mitchell is well cast as straight-shooter, no-BS FBI agent Erica and it's great to see her back on the tube after "Lost". Another great bit of casting is Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, a priest torn between doing what he thinks he's supposed to be doing and what he knows in his heart is actually the right thing to do. Gretsch was great as the power-hungry military man in the sci-fi mini "Taken" so seeing him here playing the clerical good guy with heart shows the man's got talent. Morena Baccarin and Scott Wolf are also excellently cast as Anna the high commander of the Visitors and as Chad, the button-pushing journalist. Though I enjoyed the original series as a kid, this one is a worthy update for the twenty-first century. Some stuff has changed (names of characters; how long they've actually been here before the arrival of the ships, etc.) but the premise is similar enough: aliens arrive on Earth...are they good or bad? It took courage for ABC to air a unique series like this (i.e. "sci-fi") when pretty much all of the other mainstream, non-cable networks are sticking with the usual safe stuff (family dramas, medical dramas, cop dramas, 30 minute sitcoms) so I hope they truly give it a chance to grow and catch on. It's that good.


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