V (or V: The Original Miniseries) is a two-part American science fiction television miniseries, written and directed by Kenneth Johnson. First shown in 1983, it initiated the science fiction franchise concerning aliens known as the "Visitors" trying to gain control of Earth, and of the ways the populace reacts to this.
It was also published as a series of books:
• V (1984) - A.C. Crispin
• V: East Coast Crisis (1984) - A.C. Crispin with Howard Weinstein
• V: Death Tide (1984) - A.C. Crispin with Deborah A. Marshall