Fifty spaceships, each three miles across, hover ominously
above our planet's major cities. The aliens aboard these craft
tell us they come in peace and want to share our planet's
natural resources in order to survive. And naively the human
race helps its new friends who are here for more sinister
remember vividly watching Kenneth Johnson's science fiction
mini series when it was originally broadcast in the UK. I
remember being excited and thrilled by the great effects and
excellent plot. But I was very young.
does it hold up to today's efforts? Well, not surprisingly
it has aged, but not that badly and I have to say it was a
joy to watch this again after so long.
human race portrayed in the series really does deserve to
be wiped out and the way they buy into the whole Visitor idea
has elements of cultism hidden away. And once you know what
is coming to them you can't help but cheer the Visitors on.
always remember Jane Badler, who plays the female alien Diana,
as being extremely sexy and after watching the series again
I am happy to report that, despite the dated permed hairdo,
she still is.
are some flaws, however. The theme music is almost a direct
rip of Bernard Herrmann's theme for Hitchcock's North by
North West and who can forget the crap scene where Diana
unhinges her jaw to swallow a guineapig? Very unconvincing.
many extras here, but what there is is very good. You get
a 25min behind the scenes documentary and and audio commentary
throughout by director Kenneth Johnson.
said, this series still stands the test of time and is well
worth shelling out £20 for.
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