Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Free
Faster access than browser!
And Ads-free!

V (franchise)

V is a science fiction franchise created by American writer, producer and director Kenneth Johnson about a genocidal invading alien race known as the "Visitors" – reptilian humanoids disguised as human beings – trying to take over Earth, and the human reaction to this, including the Resistance group attempting to stop them, while others collaborate with the aliens for power and personal wealth. [1]

60 relations: Alien invasion, American Broadcasting Company, Amstrad CPC, Ann C. Crispin, Apartheid, Bertolt Brecht, Collaborationism, Comic book, Commodore 64, Damon Knight, DC Comics, DVD, Editing, Escape to Victory, Fan mail, Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Go Nagai, Hitler Youth, Howard Weinstein, Human disguise, It Can't Happen Here, Japan, Jews, Josef Mengele, Kenneth Johnson (producer), List of reptilian humanoids, Manga, Miniseries, Nazism, NBC, New English Library, Ocean Software, Plot (narrative), Propaganda, Reboot (fiction), Remake, Resistance (V franchise), S. P. Somtow, Schutzstaffel, Science fiction, Short story, Sinclair Lewis, South Africa, Star Wars, Swastika, The Holocaust, The Twilight Zone, To Serve Man, United States, V (1983 miniseries), ..., V (1984 TV series), V (2009 TV series), V (The Final Battle), V (The Second Generation), V (video game), Video game, Visitors (V franchise), Warner Bros. Television, World War II, ZX Spectrum. Expand index (10 more) »

Alien invasion

The alien invasion is a common theme in science fiction stories and film, in which extraterrestrials invade Earth either to exterminate and supplant human life, enslave it under a colonial system, to harvest humans for food, steal the planet's resources, or destroy the planet altogether.

New!!: V (franchise) and Alien invasion · See more »

American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (stylized in its logo as abc since 1962) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

New!!: V (franchise) and American Broadcasting Company · See more »

Amstrad CPC

The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990.

New!!: V (franchise) and Amstrad CPC · See more »

Ann C. Crispin

Ann Carol Crispin (April 5, 1950 – September 6, 2013) was an American science fiction writer, the author of twenty-three published novels.

New!!: V (franchise) and Ann C. Crispin · See more »

Apartheid

Apartheid (an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart", literally "apart-hood") was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994.

New!!: V (franchise) and Apartheid · See more »

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht; 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director of the 20th century.

New!!: V (franchise) and Bertolt Brecht · See more »

Collaborationism

Collaborationism is cooperation with the enemy against one's country in wartime.

New!!: V (franchise) and Collaborationism · See more »

Comic book

A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comics art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes.

New!!: V (franchise) and Comic book · See more »

Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64, C-64, C.

New!!: V (franchise) and Commodore 64 · See more »

Damon Knight

Damon Francis Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan.

New!!: V (franchise) and Damon Knight · See more »

DC Comics

DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.

New!!: V (franchise) and DC Comics · See more »

DVD

DVD ("digital versatile disc" or "digital video disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995.

New!!: V (franchise) and DVD · See more »

Editing

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible and film media used to convey information.

New!!: V (franchise) and Editing · See more »

Escape to Victory

Escape to Victory, known simply as Victory in North America, is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during the Second World War who play an exhibition match of football against a German team.

New!!: V (franchise) and Escape to Victory · See more »

Fan mail

Fan mail is mail sent to a public figure, especially a celebrity, by their admirers or "fans".

New!!: V (franchise) and Fan mail · See more »

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches), also known as The Private Life of the Master Race, is one of Bertolt Brecht's most famous plays and the first of his openly anti-Nazi works.

New!!: V (franchise) and Fear and Misery of the Third Reich · See more »

Go Nagai

, better known by the penname, is a Japanese manga artist and a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, horror and erotica.

New!!: V (franchise) and Go Nagai · See more »

Hitler Youth

The Hitler Youth (German:, often abbreviated as HJ in German) was the youth organization of the Nazi Party in Germany.

New!!: V (franchise) and Hitler Youth · See more »

Howard Weinstein

Howard M. Weinstein (born 1953) is an American bridge player from Chicago, Illinois.

New!!: V (franchise) and Howard Weinstein · See more »

Human disguise

A human disguise (also human guise and sometimes human form) is a concept in fantasy, folklore, mythology, religion, literary tradition, iconography and science fiction whereby non-human beings such as aliens, angels, demons, gods, monsters, robots, Satan or shapeshifters are disguised to seem human.

New!!: V (franchise) and Human disguise · See more »

It Can't Happen Here

It Can't Happen Here is a semi-satirical 1935 political novel by American author Sinclair Lewis.

New!!: V (franchise) and It Can't Happen Here · See more »

Japan

Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

New!!: V (franchise) and Japan · See more »

Jews

The Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation), also known as the Jewish people, are an ethnoreligious and ethno-cultural group descended from the Israelites of the Ancient Near East and originating from the historical kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

New!!: V (franchise) and Jews · See more »

Josef Mengele

Josef Mengele (16 March 19117 February 1979) was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

New!!: V (franchise) and Josef Mengele · See more »

Kenneth Johnson (producer)

Kenneth Culver Johnson (born October 26, 1942) is an American screenwriter, producer and director.

New!!: V (franchise) and Kenneth Johnson (producer) · See more »

List of reptilian humanoids

Reptilian humanoids comprise a common motif in mythology, folklore, science fiction, fantasy, conspiracy theories, ufology, and cryptozoology.

New!!: V (franchise) and List of reptilian humanoids · See more »

Manga

are comics created in Japan, or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.

New!!: V (franchise) and Manga · See more »

Miniseries

A miniseries (also mini-series) is a television program that tells a story in a predetermined, limited number of episodes.

New!!: V (franchise) and Miniseries · See more »

Nazism

National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practice associated with the 20th-century German Nazi Party and Nazi state as well as other far-right groups.

New!!: V (franchise) and Nazism · See more »

NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

New!!: V (franchise) and NBC · See more »

New English Library

The New English Library was a United Kingdom book publishing company, which became an imprint of Hodder Headline.

New!!: V (franchise) and New English Library · See more »

Ocean Software

Ocean Software Ltd (also known in the United States as Ocean of America, Inc.), commonly referred to as Ocean, was a British software development company, that became one of the biggest European video game developers/publishers of the 1980s and 1990s.

New!!: V (franchise) and Ocean Software · See more »

Plot (narrative)

Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect.

New!!: V (franchise) and Plot (narrative) · See more »

Propaganda

Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position.

New!!: V (franchise) and Propaganda · See more »

Reboot (fiction)

In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning.

New!!: V (franchise) and Reboot (fiction) · See more »

Remake

In film or television, a remake is a motion picture based on a film or television series produced earlier.

New!!: V (franchise) and Remake · See more »

Resistance (V franchise)

This is a list of the known members of the Resistance, a fictional worldwide movement consisting of a large number of groups dedicated to fighting the Visitors in the ''V'' science fiction franchise.

New!!: V (franchise) and Resistance (V franchise) · See more »

S. P. Somtow

S.

New!!: V (franchise) and S. P. Somtow · See more »

Schutzstaffel

The Schutzstaffel (abbreviated as SS), "protection squadron" or "defence corps"; also with stylized "Armanen" ''sig'' runes) was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). It began with a small, permanent guard unit known as the "Saal-Schutz" (Hall-Protection) made up of NSDAP volunteers to provide security for Nazi Party meetings in Munich. Later, in 1925, Heinrich Himmler joined the unit, which had by then been reformed and renamed the "Schutz-Staffel". Under Himmler's leadership (1929–45), it grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the largest and most powerful organizations in the Third Reich. Built upon the Nazi ideology, the SS under Himmler's command was responsible for many crimes against humanity during World War II (1939–45). The SS, along with the Nazi Party, was declared a criminal organization by the International Military Tribunal, and banned in Germany after 1945.

New!!: V (franchise) and Schutzstaffel · See more »

Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

New!!: V (franchise) and Science fiction · See more »

Short story

A short story is a brief work of literature, usually written in narrative prose.

New!!: V (franchise) and Short story · See more »

Sinclair Lewis

Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.

New!!: V (franchise) and Sinclair Lewis · See more »

South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in Africa.

New!!: V (franchise) and South Africa · See more »

Star Wars

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas.

New!!: V (franchise) and Star Wars · See more »

Swastika

The Swastika (also known as the gammadion cross, cross cramponnée, or manji) (as a character: 卐 or 卍) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees.

New!!: V (franchise) and Swastika · See more »

The Holocaust

The Holocaust (from the Greek ὁλόκαυστος holókaustos: hólos, "whole" and kaustós, "burnt"), also known as the Shoah (Hebrew: השואה, HaShoah, "the catastrophe"), was a genocide in which approximately six million Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime and its collaborators.

New!!: V (franchise) and The Holocaust · See more »

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling.

New!!: V (franchise) and The Twilight Zone · See more »

To Serve Man

"To Serve Man" is a science fiction short story written by Damon Knight.

New!!: V (franchise) and To Serve Man · See more »

United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

New!!: V (franchise) and United States · See more »

V (1983 miniseries)

V (or V: The Original Miniseries) is a two-part science fiction television miniseries, written and directed by Kenneth Johnson.

New!!: V (franchise) and V (1983 miniseries) · See more »

V (1984 TV series)

V (also known as V: The Series) is a 60-minute (47 to 49 minutes without commercials) weekly television series that aired in the United States on NBC in 1984-85.

New!!: V (franchise) and V (1984 TV series) · See more »

V (2009 TV series)

V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011.

New!!: V (franchise) and V (2009 TV series) · See more »

V (The Final Battle)

V: The Final Battle (abbreviated as V:TFB) is a 1984 American TV miniseries.

New!!: V (franchise) and V (The Final Battle) · See more »

V (The Second Generation)

V: The Second Generation is a novel written by American television writer/producer Kenneth Johnson.

New!!: V (franchise) and V (The Second Generation) · See more »

V (video game)

"V" is a video game based on the popular TV series V in the eighties.

New!!: V (franchise) and V (video game) · See more »

Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

New!!: V (franchise) and Video game · See more »

Visitors (V franchise)

The Visitors are a fictional invading alien race from the ''V'' science fiction franchise.

New!!: V (franchise) and Visitors (V franchise) · See more »

Warner Bros. Television

Warner Bros.

New!!: V (franchise) and Warner Bros. Television · See more »

World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

New!!: V (franchise) and World War II · See more »

ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd.

New!!: V (franchise) and ZX Spectrum · See more »

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_(franchise)

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »