V: The Series
FAQ
 
 
The idea to write a FAQ for V: The Series began germinating with the demise of "The V Archive".  Since "The V Archive" used to host the FAQ for alt.tv.v... and "The V Archive" was no more... it only made sense to put together a new FAQ.  Since this IS a V: The Series website, the FAQ is skewed FOR The Series.  Those of you who had read the previous FAQ may recognize some parts of it used in this one.  That's because I was, for a time, the editor of the alt.tv.v FAQ, and I wrote several of the passages in it.  I saw no reason not to re-use my own work!  :)
 
 
V: The Series FAQ - Version 1 

1.  The Genesis of V
2.  V: The Series
3.  Major Characters
4.  Episodes of V: The Series
5.  V: The Series Purchase Information

~ V In Print ~

6.  V Novels
7.  V Comics
8.  The V Files
9.  V Annual 1986
10. BHS V Storybook
11. V Playpad

~ The Music of V ~

12.  V Soundtracks
 
~ V Collectibles ~

Official Merchandise
13.  Trading Cards
14.  Puffy Stickers
15.  Action Figures
16.  Jigsaw Puzzles
17.  Lunchbox

Fan Produced Merchandise
18.  V Cookbook
19.  V Fanzines
20.  V Technical Manual

21.  Purchase Information for Items and Collectibles

22.  V Fans

23.  What about V: The Original Miniseries and V: The Final Battle?

24.  FAQ History/Contributors/Copyright
 
 

 
1.  The Genesis of V

"V" was the brainchild of Kenneth Johnson, a producer/writer/director responsible for such works as The Incredible Hulk and The Bionic Woman.  Johnson went to the networks to pitch his idea of an America taken over by a fascist regime.  The executives were unimpressed until, as the story goes, Johnson added something along the lines of, "the difference is, these Nazis are from another planet".  The network execs immediately greenlighted the production of "V" for 'sweeps week' in 1983.

Using Johnson's original "Nazis from space" concept, V was developed as a four-hour science fiction miniseries, produced by Warner Bros., that aired on NBC in 1983.  The idea, partially based on Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here", concerned an alien race, dubbed 'The Visitors', who came to Earth ostensibly in peace.  Only a dedicated group of Resistance fighters discover the aliens secret -- a mass conspiracy involving conversion of government officials, kidnapping and theft of the Earth's water supply -- and work to drive the lizard-like beings from the planet.

The first miniseries, V, was immensely successful, and was followed by a sequel, V: The Final Battle.  V: The Series was a short-lived NBC production that aired during the 1984-1985 season.  The series followed the continuing attempts of the Resistance to free Earth from Visitor domination.

 
 

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2.  V: The Series

V: The Series aired for one season, on Friday nights, between October 1984 and March 1985.  Each episode had a running time of 60 minutes (including commercial breaks).  The focus of the series continued to be the Los Angeles Resistance.  In the first two episodes, the Visitors strike an uneasy alliance with entrepreneur Nathan Bates, leading to the creation of Los Angeles as an 'open city', where both Visitors and humans can co-exist in peace.  The Resistance continue to strive to disrupt Visitor activities and attempt to find a way to drive the aliens from Earth.  Unfortunately , only 19 episodes were filmed.  Episode #3, "Breakout", was pulled from the regular run due to network concerns over its theme.  It was aired during the summer of 1985.  A 20th episode of The Series was hastily written but never filmed.

 
 
 

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3.  Major Characters

KYLE BATES:  Son of Nathan Bates, though they were estranged until Nathan's death.  Was captured and held at a Visitor detention camp, but managed to escape.  Became involved in the Resistance after accidentally witnessing the death of a WLF messenger.  Protégé of Ham Tyler.  Fell in love with Elizabeth Maxwell.

NATHAN BATES:  Father of Kyle Bates, and owner of Science Frontiers.  Infatuated with Juliet Parrish.  Dealt with Diana to make Los Angeles an open city.  Critically wounded by a brainwashed Ham Tyler, and killed by Mr. Chiang, who wanted to take over Nathan's role in the city.

CHARLES:  The Leader's Special Envoy, sent to Earth to take command of the war effort.  Known throughout the fleet for his charismatic charm with females.  Briefly married to Diana.  Killed by Lydia when he drank a poisoned goblet meant for Diana.

MR. CHIANG:  Nathan's right-hand-man and enforcer.  Skilled in the martial arts.  Killed by Kyle Bates to avenge his father's death.

DIANA:  Originally Science Officer on the Los Angeles Mothership, Diana was responsible for the genetic experimentation that resulted in the Starchild.  Her desire for power was unrelentless; during the Second Invasion she briefly took control of the invasion force before being usurped by Charles, and later by Philip.  Held prisoner on Earth for one year before her escape.  Married briefly to Charles.  Arrested for attempting to assassinate the Leader.

MIKE DONOVAN:  A cameraman who regularly covered war-torn countries like Laos and El Salvador, Mike Donovan was the first to reveal the Visitors true reptilian appearance.  Reluctantly joined the Resistance, where he fell in love with Juliet Parrish, though their relationship cooled by the end of the series.

CHRIS FABER:  Close friend and Vietnam War buddy of Ham Tyler.  Explosives expert.

HOWIE:  Medical student.  Kidnapped by Mike and Ham when they needed a doctor for Willie.  Revealed himself to be a member of the Fifth Column, and led the Resistance to a Visitor weapon stockpile at the hospital.

JAMES:  Security officer.  Became Diana's lover, and was involved in all of her plots against the Resistance and against Philip.  Arrested, with Diana, for attempting to assassinate the Leader.

LYDIA:  Fleet Commander during the year that Diana was held prisoner on Earth; later became Head of Security and Charles' assistant.  Their rivalry led Diana to make an attempt on Lydia's life, and the two were regularly at loggerheads on what was best for the invasion.

MARTIN:  Fifth Columnist, and highly placed in the Visitor hierarchy.  Martin was against the invasion of Earth and worked with the Resistance to undermine the Visitor war effort.   Worked as a soundman with Mike Donovan prior to the Second Invasion.  Killed by Diana.

ELIZABETH MAXWELL:  Daughter of Robin Maxwell and Brian, a Visitor.  Experienced several growth metamorphoses in an 18-month span, causing her to appear 16-18 years old.  The recipient of strange, unexplainable psychic powers.  Fell in love with Kyle Bates before leaving him to join The Leader.  Bore the mark of Zon on her hand.  Known as the Starchild.

ROBIN MAXWELL:  Mother of Elizabeth Maxwell.  Became infatuated with Visitor Youth Corps leader Brian.  Was captured by the Visitors and became pregnant with Brian's children:  Elizabeth, and an unnamed males who was reptilian in appearance.   After a second Visitor attempt to impregnate her, she fled Los Angeles for the relative safety of Chicago.

JULIET PARRISH:  Medical student specializing in biochemistry.  Became the leader of the Resistance.  Fell in love with Mike Donovan, though their relationship cooled by the end of the series. Responsible for the creation of the red dust toxin.  She eventually worked for Science Frontiers after the first Visitor occupation and during the Second Invasion, until she was exposed as a spy and had to flee.

PHILIP:  Inspector General; upholder of Visitor law; twin brother of Martin.  Came to Earth intending to kill Mike Donovan (whom he held responsible for his brother's death), but ultimately ended up aiding the Resistance.

ELIAS TAYLOR:  Petty thief.  Joined the Resistance after his brother Ben was killed by the Visitors.  Became a successful nightclub owner in the year following the First Invasion.  Was killed when on recognizance during an attempt to locate Visitor-held hostages.

HAM TYLER:  Vietnam veteran, ex-CIA agent, covert operative, mercenary.  Served with Chris Faber in Vietnam, where he married a Eurasian woman.  His wife and child were killed there by friendly fire.  Worked in Berlin before joining the LA Resistance, where he acted as liaison with the WLF and took an active leadership role.  Eventually left Los Angeles with Chris Faber to escort Robin Maxwell to Chicago, where he presumably joined the Resistance effort in that city.

WILLIE:  Visitor technician.  Captured by the Resistance and, eventually, a core member of their team.  Fell in love with a human, Harmony Moore, who was killed in the final attack on the Mothership during the First Invasion.  Originally schooled in Arabic, he has problems with the English language.  Worked with Elias Taylor at Club Creole.  Instrumental in helping Elizabeth to understand and develop her powers.
 
 

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4.  Episodes of V: The Series

For a comprehensive review of each episode, including complete plot details, bloopers and more, please go to:  The V: The Series Episode Guide (http://members.tripod.com/Vicki_98/episodes/index.html).

EPISODE 1:  Liberation Day
Directed By:  Paul Krasny
Written By:  Paul Monash
Synopsis:  One year after the Visitors have been driven from Earth by the red-dust toxin, Diana escapes from custody and attempts to signal the Visitors, while Elizabeth undergoes a strange metamorphosis.  First of two parts.

EPISODE 2:  Dreadnought
Directed By:  Paul Krasny
Written By:  Steven E. DeSouza
Synopsis:  Diana leads a second Visitor invasion of Earth, while Nathan attempts to cut a deal with Diana to make Los Angeles an 'open city'.  Elizabeth continues her strange metamorphosis, while Robert makes a heroic sacrifice for the Resistance.  Second of two parts.

EPISODE 3:  Breakout
Directed By:  Ray Austin
Written By:  David Braff
Synopsis:  Mike and Ham, trying to find Mike's son Sean, are captured and placed in a Visitor interment camp.  There they meet up with Robin Maxwell and attempt an escape.  Diana plans to use Nathan's son Kyle to secure the Starchild.

EPISODE 4:  The Deception
Directed By:  Victor Lobl
Written By:  Garner Simmons
Synopsis:  Kyle intercepts a message from a downed Resistance fighter that tells the location of a rendezvous to transport Elizabeth to New York.   Diana learns of the rendezvous and uses holographic technology on Mike to learn the secret location.

EPISODE 5:  The Sanction
Directed By:  Bruce Seth Green
Written By:  Brian Taggart
Synopsis:  Mike rescues Sean from the Visitor Youth Corps, and they are tracked by Klaus, called "The Exterminator".  Kyle figures out Elizabeth's identity.

EPISODE 6:  Visitor's Choice
Directed By:  Gilbert Shilton
Written By:  David Braff
Synopsis:  The Resistance attempts to destroy a Visitor prototype that will increase the speed of harvesting humans for food.  Nathan stops at nothing to learn the identity of the Resistance members.

EPISODE 7:  The Overlord
Directed By:  Bruce Seth Green
Written By:  David Abramowitz
Synopsis:  An out of towner comes to the Resistance for help in liberating her town from human collaborators.  Elias becomes infatuated with her,  while Elizabeth confesses her love for Kyle.

EPISODE 8:  The Dissident
Directed By:  Walter Grauman
Written By:  Paul F. Edwards
Synopsis:  Diana collaborates with Nathan Bates to set up a force field around Los Angeles.  The Resistance formulates a plan to capture the force field's creator, while Robin admits her love for Kyle to Elizabeth.

EPISODE 9:  Reflections in Terror
Directed By:  Kevin Hooks
Written By:  Chris Manheim
Synopsis:  Diana uses a stolen blood sample from Elizabeth to clone another 'Starchild', who escapes from the Legation.  Ham's past is revealed, while Nathan finally confronts Julie about her affiliation with the Resistance.

EPISODE 10:  The Conversion
Directed By:  Gilbert Shilton
Written By:  Brian Taggart
Synopsis:  The Leader's Special Envoy, Charles, uses a new conversion process to brainwash Ham into killing Mike Donovan.

EPISODE 11:  The Hero
Directed By:  Kevin Hooks
Written By:  Carleton Eastlake
Synopsis:  With Nathan Bates in a coma, Mr. Chiang, Diana, and Charles plot to overthrow the Resistance by kidnapping and threatening to execute Resistance sympathizers unless Mike, Julie, and Ham surrender.  Diana also attempts to place a spy within the Resistance itself.  First of two parts.

EPISODE 12:  The Betrayal
Directed By:  Gilbert Shilton
Written By:  Marc Rosner
Synopsis:  While Willie fights for his life after being shot by a Visitor laser blast, John steps up his campaign to impregnate Robin and create another 'Starchild'.  Kyle suspects all is not as it seems at Science Frontiers.  Second of two parts.

EPISODE 13:  The Rescue
Directed By:  Kevin Hooks
Written By:  Garner Simmons
Synopsis:   With the death of Nathan Bates and the end of the open city, the Visitors mount an all-out offensive to retake Los Angeles.  Julie risks her life to aid a pregnant woman, while Charles has a unique plan to control Diana -- marry her!

EPISODE 14:  The Champion
Directed By:  Cliff Bole
Written By:  Paul F. Edwards
Synopsis:  Mike attempts to help a small community organize Resistance to a Visitor force and their human collaborators.  The trial and execution of Lydia is interrupted by the arrival of Philip, the Leader's Inspector-General.

EPISODE 15:  The Wildcats
Directed By:  John Florea
Written By:  David Braff
Synopsis:  Julie and Kyle enlist the help of the Wildcats, a group of teens, in order to obtain medicine to halt the spread of a diphtheria epidemic in the valley, while Diana and Lydia plot to place the blame for Charles' death on another member of their crew.

EPISODE 16:  The Littlest Dragon
Directed By:  Cliff Bole
Written By:  David Abramowitz
Synopsis:  Philip heads to Earth in pursuit of a Fifth Columnist and his pregnant wife, who have stolen the Mothership's laser power source.  Philip also determines to kill Mike Donovan, whom he believes is responsible for the torture and death of his brother Martin.

EPISODE 17:  War of Illusions
Directed By:  Earl Bellamy
Written By:  John Simmons
Synopsis:  When the Leader sends his Battlesphere to Earth, the Resistance must find a computer hacker who's able to break into the Visitor computer system to alter the battle plans.  Lydia and Diana begin to suspect that Philip is part of the Fifth Column.

EPISODE 18:  Secret Underground
Directed By:  Cliff Bole
Story By:  David Abramowitz and Don Boyd
Written By:  David Braff and Colley Cibber
Synopsis:  Julie and Mike must go undercover on the Mothership to retrieve a list revealing the names of Resistance Headquarters and leaders.  The Visitors prepare for the Feast of Romalon with a sacrifice -- Lydia's younger brother!

EPISODE 19:  The Return
Directed By:  John Florea
Story By:  David Braff and Colley Cibber
Written By:  David Abramowitz and Don Boyle
Synopsis:  The Leader declares an armistice and begins communicating telepathically with Elizabeth, while Diana plots to overthrow the Leader and resume the war on Earth.
 
 

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5.  V: The Series Purchase Information

V: The Series is available on VHS video format in both the United States and Canada, through Columbia House Home Video.  Membership to Columbia House's 'Re-TV' program is required.   See Columbia House Canada (http://www.columbiahousecanada.com) or Columbia House U.S. (http://www. columbiahouse.com) for more information.

V: The Series was also readily available on PAL format in England through HMV and Virgin Megastore, though this chain has now stopped stocking them.   Various catalogues, such as Littlewoods, do have the V: The Series box-set available.   As of December 1999, the price was £150.  As of August 2000, the entire V collection is now available in the UK through Mr. Benson's World (http://www.videos.demon.co.uk.). 
 
 

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V in Print

6.  V Novels

There were 16 "V" novels published between 1984 and 1988.  These include the novelization of "V" / "V: The Final Battle" ("V" by A.C. Crispin), as well as 15 original novels set in the V universe.  Pinnacle originally published the books, until the publication was taken over by Tom Doherty Associates.  Three or four of the novels showcased all of the V: The Series characters prominently.  Several others featured some of the cast in cameo appearances, while the remainder featured original characters predominantly.

V:  EAST COAST CRISIS
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  A.C. Crispin and Howard Weinstein
Synopsis:  The story of the two miniseries, told from the point of view of the New York Resistance, "White Christmas".

V:  THE PURSUIT OF DIANA
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Allen Wold
Synopsis:  Set immediately following the dispersal of red dust toxin, this novel follows the efforts of the Resistance to re-animate the people captured on the Mothership, while dealing with Diana, the Visitors, and the converted humans back on Earth.

V:  THE CHICAGO CONVERSION
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Geo. W. Proctor
Synopsis:  A Vietnam War veteran, who had spent most of the invasion in hiding, takes action to prevent the conquest of Chicago by Alicia, the commander of the Chicago Mothership.

V:  THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Tim Sullivan
Synopsis:  The Visitors plot to create a race of half human/half Visitors hybrids with super-strength.    A football player, whose girlfriend has been taken hostage, with the aid of Ham Tyler and Chris Faber, races to the rescue.

V:  PRISONERS AND PAWNS
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Howard Weinstein
Synopsis:  The Resistance free several human hostages from the clutches of the Visitors; in returning them home, Elizabeth's psychic powers save Julie from being revealed as a spy, and Ham has a reunion with a past love.

V:  THE ALIEN SWORDMASTER
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Somtow Sucharitkul
Synopsis:  A martial arts expert discovers that the Visitors have been kidnapping all the worlds martial arts masters, and goes to Tokyo to infiltrate the Visitor ranks.

V:  THE CRIVIT EXPERIMENT
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Allen Wold
Synopsis:   The locals discover that their small North Carolina community is being used to harbour a new and dangerous Visitor animal, and they call in Chris Faber for help.

V:  THE NEW ENGLAND RESISTANCE
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Tim Sullivan
Synopsis:  Willie joins the New England Resistance to help them test a new toxin, but a collaborator in their midst breaks up the Resistance and sends Willie on the run for his life.

V:  DEATH TIDE
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  A.C. Crispin and Deborah A. Marshall
Synopsis:  Julie deals with a personal problem while working on a new variant of the red dust, while Mike is reunited with his ex-wife Marjorie, and Diana attempts to use her own toxin on Earth.

V:  THE TEXAS RUN
Published By:  Pinnacle Books
Written By:  Geo. W. Proctor
Synopsis:  A Los Angeles Resistance fighter joins forces with the Texas Resistance to deliver medical supplies to Dallas/Fort Worth, while the Houston Mothership commander has nefarious plans for one of the Texas freedom fighters.

V:  PATH TO CONQUEST
Published By:  Tom Doherty Associates
Written By:  Howard Weinstein
Synopsis:  Diana plots to alter the Earth's weather patterns, and the members of "White Christmas" (first seen in V: East Coast Crisis) band together to stop her.

V:  TO CONQUER THE THRONE
Published By:  Tom Doherty Associates
Written By:  Tim Sullivan
Synopsis:  There is no synopsis of this novel at this time.

V:  THE OREGON INVASION
Published By:  Tom Doherty Associates
Written By:  Jayne Tannehill
Synopsis:  A Visitor, who escaped into the hills of Oregon and is not affected by the red dust toxin, falls in love with an Earth woman.

V:  BELOW THE THRESHOLD
Published By:  Tom Doherty Associates
Written By:  Allen Wold
Synopsis:  A psychologist discovers a plot involving the Visitors with corrupt officials, organized crime, and mind control.

V: SYMPHONY OF TERROR
Published By:  Tom Doherty Associates
Written By:  Somtow Sucharitkul
Synopsis:  The continuing story of Matt and Tomoko (first seen in "V: The Alien Swordmaster") as this time they fight the Visitors in the United States.
 
 

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7.  V Comics

There were 18 V comics published by DC Comics between 1985 and 1986.  All 18 issues of the V comic series featured the continuing adventures of the Los Angeles Resistance against the Visitors, led by Diana and Lydia.

ISSUE ONE:  City on the Edge
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman     Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE TWO:  The Town With No Shame
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE THREE:  Encounter
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE FOUR:  Alien Conflict
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Tod Smith
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE FIVE:  The Price of Peace
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Tod Smith
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE SIX:  Shatterday
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE SEVEN:  Tennyson
No information available

ISSUE EIGHT:  Printer's Devil
Written By:  Bob Rozakis         Artists: Carmine Infantino and Tony Dezuniga
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman

ISSUE NINE:  The Poison in the Apple
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE TEN:  The Deadly Rites of Spring
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE ELEVEN:  Meanwhile, Out in Space...
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE TWELVE:  Siege
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE THIRTEEN:  The Prince and The Power
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE FOURTEEN:  Conquest -- At Any Cost!
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE FIFTEEN:  Blood on the Wind
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE SIXTEEN:  Peace on Earth?
Written By:  Cary Bates          Penciller:  Carmine Infantino
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman    Inker:  Tony Dezuniga

ISSUE SEVENTEEN:  For Old Times Sake
Written By:  Paul Kupperberg   Penciller:  Denys Cowan
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman       Inker:  Rick Giordano or Arne Starr

ISSUE EIGHTEEN:  End Game
Written By:  Paul Kupperberg   Penciller:  Denys Cowan
Colorist:  Michele Wolfman       Inker:  Rick Giordano
 
 

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8.  The V Files

The V Files were a series of 6 books published by Psi Fi Movie Press Inc. / New Media Books Inc.,  between 1985 and 1986.   Among their contents:  interviews with the cast and crew (most of which were edited from published interviews in Starlog magazine); character profiles; overviews of the episodes; novel and science fiction movie critiques, etc.

 
 

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9.  V Annual 1986
 
This volume of fiction, geared to the childrens market, was published by World International Publishing in Great Britain.    Printed in Italy, the hardcover book featured  short stories,  puzzles, games, and riddles.    The contents are as follows:  Fight or Die - The Day that the Rains Didn't Come - Roll of Honour - The Hero - The Lizard King - A Time to Fight - V Hee-Hee - Nightmare - The Three Brave Men - V x V - Divided We Fall - Breaking the Mothership Connection - The Law in Prospect - Switch on to Fear.
 

10.  BHS V Storybook

Similar to the 'V Annual 1986', the 'V Storybook' also featured short stories and was marketed for children, though the fiction is decidedly more esoteric.  It was published in 1984 by World International Publishing in Great Britain, and printed in Italy.  The contents are as follows:  Deadly Harvest - Together We Stand - Morning Glory - Night of the Monster - Children of the War.
 
 
11.  V Playpad

Similar to a colouring book, the V Playpad featured drawings, games, puzzles and other activities for children.  It was sold in softcover format and is particularly hard to find today.

 

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~ The Music of V ~

12.  V Soundtracks

There have been three soundtracks of "V" music released -- one for each incarnation of the show.  V: The Original Miniseries  was scored by Joe Harnell, while the music for V: The Final Battle and V: The Series was composed by Dennis McCarthy.   All three soundtracks are available through Screen Archives Entertainment, and can be ordered at http://www.screenarchives.com.   "V" is listed under the section, "Older Releases".   The cost of each soundtrack, as of December 1999, is $20.00 U.S. funds.

The tracklisting for the V: The Series soundtrack is as follows:

1.  V: The Series Main Title
LIBERATION DAY
2.  Space Chase
3.  Martin's Death
DREADNAUGHT
4.  Elizabeth's Rebirth
5.  Enter Diana / Elizabeth Grows Up
6.  The StarChild
7.  Lift Off Into Space
8.  Farewell / Dreadnaught
THE SANCTION
9.  Elizabeth's Theme
10. A Sunny Day
11. Kyle and Elizabeth
VISITORS CHOICE
12. Lounge Lizards
THE DECEPTION
13. Seductive Dream
REFLECTION IN TERROR
14. Doppelganger's Demise
THE CONVERSION
15. Rats 'R' Us
THE BETRAYAL
16. Nathan's End
17. Lizard Courtship
THE RESCUE
18. Wedding Fanfare / Banquet Music
19. Reception Music
20. Adios, Charles
THE RETURN
21. Finale
22. V: The Series End Credits
 
 

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~ V Collectibles ~

Official Merchandise

13.  Trading Cards

A set of 66 trading cards and 22 stickers were issued by Fleer in 1984.  Each individual package contained 10 trading cards, 1 sticker, and 1 stick of chewing gum.  The cards featured mostly promotional photos of the actors, as well as still from both the miniseries and TV series.

14.  Puffy Stickers

Approximately 6 to 8 puffy stickers came in each package,  sold on cardboard-backed cards.  They featured the same images that were used on the trading cards, as well as extras such as well-known Visitor symbol.

15.  Action Figures

The most prominent action figure released was the "Enemy Visitor".  The 12" figure looked like a typical 'Ken' doll, garbed in Visitor uniform.  However, the face of the figure was detachable and when the mask was lifted, revealed the alien lizard's visage.  I believe there may have been other smaller action figures released as well.

16.  Jigsaw Puzzles

AT least three, and possibly 4, jigsaw puzzles were released.   Each featured a different animated scene.  Little care was taken to ensure a resemblance between the actors portraying the characters and the figures depicted on the puzzle.

17.  Lunchbox

One of the more rare V collectibles, this metal lunchbox featured a scene from the series, and came with a thermos.
 
 

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Fan-Produced Merchandise

18.  V Cookbook

This item was originally produced for sale at the first V convention.  Entitled "To Serve Man", it featured real recipes captioned with "V" related titles.

19.  V Fanzines

Most of the V fanzines (fan magazines) are long out of print.  They featured fan-written fiction set in the "V" universe.  Two of the best of these, "Out of the War Zone" and "Postscripts" are transcribed in their entirety at the Fan Fiction section (http://members.tripod.com/Vicki_98/fiction/index.htm) of this website.  There are also currently four V fanzines available through Knightrider Press at http://www.nas.com/%7Elknight/index.html.

20.  V Technical Manual

This publication is the result of a "V" fan wanting to know the 'how's' and 'why's' of the Visitors.   Whereas V fan fiction proposes to continue the story of the Visitors and the Resistance, the Technical Manual delves into the history of the Visitors, provides blueprints of the Visitor craft, and investigates the social and political mores of the homeworld.
 
 

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21.  Purchase Information for V items and collectibles

Information on where to purchase V: The Series and the soundtracks of V is provided in the appropriate section of this FAQ.   For all other out-of-print V merchandise, one's best option is to search the online Auction Houses.   The best of these, eBay (http://www.ebay.com) boasts an extensive array of sellers, and is perhaps the most well-known auction site on the internet.  I have seen most of the above items listed for auction at eBay at one time or another.   A lesser-known auction site is run by Yahoo Auctions at http://auctions.yahoo.com/   The seller list is not as impressive, and there are less items up for bid at any one time.

The Advanced Book Exchange (http://www.abebooks.com) is a clearing house for used book sellers throughout the world.  An inquiry into their search engine will often turn up various V novels.   If you are willing to pay a little more, this site is well worth checking out.  
 
 

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22.  V Fans

The internet boasts a thriving community of V fans.  Unfortunately, we're mostly a quiet bunch.  The following mailing lists are devoted to V:

 
 
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23.  What about V: The Original Miniseries and V: The Final Battle?

Nope, no information about those shows here!  There are umpteen V websites dealing with the two miniseries, and, as stated in the introduction, this IS a V: The Series website, after all.  That's why the focus is on the Series and the related merchandise.  :)
 

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