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    dyingangel259

    [1]Dec 1, 2006
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    Does anyone know what V stands for or...Does any one know where u can download the full season???
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    bevf21

    [2]Mar 3, 2007
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    I think the meaning of V is for Visitors. I rented the complete series from a video shop ages ago l dont know if they would have it anymore it was a long time ago. Good Luck.
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    TelFan7

    [3]Mar 29, 2007
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    It stands for both V for visitors and V for victory, the latter of which we hope to somehow gain over the visitors.
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    ISecretSpy

    [4]Nov 8, 2007
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    You can view them for free on AOL video web sight.
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    rslade70

    [5]Apr 17, 2008
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    Actually, I am pretty sure it is only for Victory (not visitors). I have not watched it in over 15 years, but if my memory serves me, I belive that it was the Jewish Grandfather that stopped kids from spray painting squiggly graffiti over the posters and took their hand and made a "V". He said to use that and it would be for Victory.
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    my1sunshine

    [6]May 20, 2008
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    That's correct. It was for victory. the resistance scrawled it on walls all over the world.
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    boom-moo

    [7]Nov 9, 2008
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    rslade70 wrote:
    Actually, I am pretty sure it is only for Victory (not visitors). I have not watched it in over 15 years, but if my memory serves me, I belive that it was the Jewish Grandfather that stopped kids from spray painting squiggly graffiti over the posters and took their hand and made a "V". He said to use that and it would be for Victory.
    That's exactly how I remember it as well
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    tcoylejr

    [8]Sep 4, 2009
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    Wow You guys have bad memories I was 6 years old when the show came out and I know "V" mean "visitors" Victory? I guess the resistance uses a V but it is not the meaning.

    Show Summary From Wikipedia...

    Giant spaceships appear over all major cities of the world, the alien "Visitors" claiming to come in peace. As some humans begin to doubt the sincerity of the Visitors, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans discovers that the aliens have spent decades infiltrating human governments and businesses and are now in the final stages of their plan to take over the planet.

    There ya go Visitors not Victory
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    broncosman

    [9]Oct 22, 2009
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    V stands for Victory. I just watched all the old shows again. It started off with kids doing graffiti all over the Visitors posters, and an old guy caught them, yelled "NO" at them, and then said "If you're going to do it, do it right! I'll show you." and he sprayed V and said "Do you understand? For Victory. Go tell your friends..." This was at the end of "V (Miniseries) V: Part 1 (1983)."

    Here's the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbmyIzsCpk0 enjoy!!!

    Edited on 10/22/2009 2:38am
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    tagger1948

    [10]Oct 29, 2009
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    It's from World War II. In the original mini-series the Visitors were thinly disguised Nazis--the youth corps, brown shirts, the "we're your friends" line. One of the characters, an old Jewish woman who had survived the camps and had seen it all before, was the first to spray-paint a "V" over a Visitor wall poster. The "V" she painted was for "Victory."
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    xxxciter

    [11]Nov 1, 2009
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    I am watching the original mini-series on SyFy right now...

    The "V" stands for VICTORY -- nothing else (though the aliens are referred to as "the visitors," but only a few times in the mini-series)

    The old Jewish grandpa (Abraham Bernstein, I think) teaches the kids who are putting graffiti on the aliens "Friendship" propaganda posters how to "do it right"... uses the spray can to mark a large "V" over the image.
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    puppybunny1

    [12]Nov 2, 2009
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    This is an old interview with Faye Grant in 1983.

    She said that V stands for Victory. The Visitors think that it is for them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz5DHkHJ17A&feature=related

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    48hastings

    [13]Nov 3, 2009
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    When the show first aired the 'V' was for Victory, the same way it was used during World War 2. It didn't mean Visitors. The print adds originally appeared as very upbeat "the Visitors are here to help us, They are our friends" etc. etc. After a few weeks (a month maybe) suddenly the same add had a big red V over it. Actually a new poster with the V printed on it, but it was a well thought out add campaign at the time.
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    AndreasHolm0

    [14]Aug 17, 2010
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    To: tcoylejr

    Actually in the original series it stands for Victory but in the new series it is short for the visitors. Your quote is about the new series not the old one.

    dyingangel259 asked about the original series.
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    theta_sigma2

    [15]Dec 20, 2010
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    Visitors. Plain and simple.

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    JoanneRipley

    [16]May 23, 2011
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    V stands for Victory in the 1980's tv series

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