V (1985): S01E14 – The Champion


Introduction

V (also known as V: The Series) is an American science fiction television series that aired in the United States on NBC from 26 October 1984 to 22 March 1985.

It is a continuation of the V franchise about an alien invasion of Earth by a carnivorous race of reptilians known as “Visitors”, which was originally conceived by American writer, producer, and director Kenneth Johnson. Johnson, however, was not involved in the production of the weekly series.

Outline

In the aftermath of a wedding night that left the alien commander dead, Lydia is sentenced to death in a rapid trial headed by Diana. At the last minute, Inspector General Philip (who happens to be Martin’s twin brother) arrives, and commutes Lydia’s sentence due to lack of evidence that she had intended to kill Charles, especially with the possibility that it may have been Diana who was responsible for the commander’s death (she had handed him the poisoned cup after all). Since Lydia’s intended target was actually Diana, making Diana the only accuser of the crime, Diana and Lydia put on body armour and pick up laser weapons in preparation for a ritual battle to the death. Lydia is victorious in the battle, but before she can perform the death blow, Philip abruptly halts the proceedings. Mike and Kyle befriend a local resistance force headed by Kathy Courtney. Mike promises Kathy’s daughter, Jesse, that he will return to visit them when the war is over. Meanwhile, Philip mentions that another set of fingerprints was found on the bottle of poison and so until the case is fully investigated, Lydia and Diana must look after one another. Should any grievous harm occur to one of them, the other will be automatically accused of the murder of Charles.

Note: New opening credits were introduced in this episode.

V Series

You can find a full index and overview of the 1984 V TV series here.

You can find a full index and overview of the V franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 08 February 1985.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 47 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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