I Love the 80s: V
My haloscan comments are only working on and off now-so congrats to all of you who are getting things right. Hopefully I'll be able to read your answers soon.

Loni Anderson (WKRP) married Burt Reynolds in 1988. The Cannonball Run was a spoof of the movie Cannonball! (1976) The film also feature Harrah Fawcett, Jackie Chan, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Roger Moore, Peter Fonda and Dom Delouise.

In 1983, NBC broadcast a two part miniseries about aliens landing on the Earth. Aliens arrive on Earth in a fleet of 50 huge, saucer-shaped motherships, which hover over key major cities. They reveal themselves on the roof of the United Nations building in New York City, and are human in appearance, but require special glasses to protect their eyes and have a distinctive low resonance to their voices. Simply referred to as the Visitors, they reach out in friendship, ostensibly seeking the help of humans to obtain chemicals needed to aid their ailing world. In return, the Visitors promise to share their advanced technology with humanity. The governments of Earth accept the arrangement, and the Visitors, led by their leader John and his deputy Diana, gain considerable influence with human authorities.

Quickly, though, the Visitors turn sinister-scientists find themselves suddenly restricted.. Some reporters sneak above a ship and discover that the aliens are actually reptilian in nature. Quickly alliances form, some humans sell out others (Vichy) for power with the aliens, other humans form a resistance. V overtly referenced what dark period in human history?

The show was so successful that it spawned a sequel AND a series. What slasher film legend appeared in V as one of the aliens who is actually sympathetic to the humans?

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