- Elizabeth Maxwell (Jenny Beck), the by-product of a
reptilian father and a human mother, was the recipient of strange
telekinetic powers which she used to battle alien invaders on the
sci-fi series "V" & "V": THE FINAL BATTLE/NBC/1983-85. One day
while Earth was minding its own business, aliens from a distant
galaxy descended on the planet in huge hovering spacecrafts. In a
gesture of kindness, the "Visitors" extended friendly greetings
and requested help from the Earth's people. In a fair exchange for
some of Earth's abundant minerals, the aliens promised to share
their wealth of scientific knowledge which would help end disease
and strife on Earth.
Slowly, their ships unloaded supplies and
personnel onto the planets surface. A clever public relations
campaign worked hard to depict the "Visitors" as our friends.
Robin Maxwell (Blair Tefkin) fell in love with one of these
humanoid aliens, but soon discovered she was pregnant and that her
love affair had been a sham.
The space aliens (actually reptilian
bipeds disguised in a human veneer with an ultimate plan of
harvesting Earth's population as a food source) planned the whole
romance as an experiment to see if human and reptiles were
compatible for breeding.
The product of this relationship was a
sweet young girl named Elizabeth, one of two children delivered at
birth. The other baby, a repulsive lizard child soon died.
Elizabeth later discovered she had unearthly telekinetic powers.
The "Visitors" seeking to exploit her abilities, began an
extensive search of the planet for this "Star Child."
were partially contained by the development of a red bacteria dust
which suffocated the aliens. Meanwhile, Elizabeth went
through a dramatic transformation. Taking shelter in a cave, her
body excreted a cocoon shell and deep within she began to grow and
change. Within a matter of days, her juvenile form transmuted into
a full-grown teenager (Jennifer Cooke). Her powers held the key to
the ultimate defeat of the reptilian visitors. Elizabeth bore the
mark of Zon on her hand.
TRIVIA NOTE: A similar cocoon metamorphosis occurred on episode
"Chrysalis" on the sci-fi series BABYLON 5/SYN/1994-98 when
Minbari ambassador Delenn (Mira Furlan) transformed into a hybrid
creature - both human and Minbari. See also - "V"
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