TV Series | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
The propensity of the Visitors to wear human skin, even after it was fully known they were lizard like by the humans, is explained in several V novels as being a trait designed by Diana where Visitors had lived in their skin disguises for years before reaching Earth, and had grown to prefer their human form rather than their natural state. Even so, for the television series, several episodes showed Visitors in their lizard state, since there had been so few appearances in the precursor mini-series.
Lydia: I ate it. And I saved the best part for you.
The Visitors were implied in the original V (1983) to be at war with another alien species, but this angle is never mentioned in the ongoing series.
Real-life newscaster Howard K. Smith, who has a recurring cameo in this series, is sometimes given a guest star credit on episodes in which he does not appear.