Does anybody else remember V?
I’m sure the show was pure schlock, but when I was in 8th grade my friend Andrea and I watched every episode and called each other to confer afterward.
We were particularly horrified and impressed by Diana, the ruthless leader of the alien visitors who pretended to bring peace but secretly planned to conquer Earth. If I’m not mistaken, Diana was the first of the aliens to tear away her human skin to reveal the monster beneath.
In an elaborate code Andrea and I invented, “Diana” was the word for mother.