Picks and Pans Review: V

updated 10/29/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/29/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. ET)

Well worth waiting for: V the miniseries and Vine sequel become Vthe series. And it's still great fun. One year after the alien lizards from space were banished from earth, creepy, crawly space bitch Jane Badler (as the diabolical Diana) is brought to trial, then kidnapped; the half-human, half-lizard "space child" Elizabeth (call her Liz for short) suffers galactic acne and begins a yucky metamorphosis; one of the resistance fighters turns profiteer with a restaurant and a line of Space Busters shoes; rebel leaders Faye Grant and Marc Singer continue cooing. The hour premiere is filled with plot and action and humor: An earthling tells Diana that she is "guilty of crimes against humanity, genocide and, oh yes, cannibalism." And she replies, "That's a matter of taste." For pure enjoyment, there's nothing better than V.

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