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Kenneth Johnson (born 26 October 1942) is an American screenwriter, producer and director best known as the creator of the V science fiction franchise and The Incredible Hulk TV series. His creative efforts are almost entirely concentrated in the area of television science fiction.

A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Johnson is a graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology. His early TV work includes The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman and The Incredible Hulk. Johnson created the character of Jaime Sommers and the Bionic Woman series.

In 1983, he wrote and directed the original miniseries V, about an invasion of Earth by reptilian aliens. The miniseries aired on NBC, and a year later was followed by a sequel, The Final Battle, which Johnson briefly worked on before leaving the project due to disagreements with the network. Johnson was subsequently credited as a co-writer of the sequel miniseries under the pseudonym Lillian Weezer, and was not involved at all in the weekly V television series that followed.

In 1989, he produced the television series Alien Nation based on the 1988 film of the same name.

In 1997, he wrote and directed the movie Steel, based on the DC comic book character Steel. It featured basketball player Shaquille O'Neal as John Henry Irons, the character's alter-ego.

In 2006, Johnson announced his completion of a four hour script for a new V mini series called The Second Generation. The storyline takes place 20 years after the original 1983 mini-series, ignoring the second mini-series (V: The Final Battle) and subsequent weekly television series. However, NBC told Johnson that they were more interested in a remake of the original V mini-series instead, which, if successful, might lead to his proposed sequel.

Since then, Johnson adapted his screenplay for V: The Second Generation into a novel. It was published by Tor Books and released on February 5, 2008. However, since his discussions with NBC, Warner Bros (who hold the television rights to the V franchise) have opted to produce a remake of V (written by Scott Peters) for the ABC Network, thus ending any prospect of Johnson's sequel being produced for television.

In April 2008, Johnson stated his intention to remake the original V mini-series and his new sequel V: The Second Generation into feature films. Johnson claimed to have been in discussions with producers interested in the project, though was extremely vague:

"... since I own the motion picture rights to V, we’re in the process to do a remake of the original mini-series first as a theatrical feature, which I’m so jazzed about because it will give me an opportunity to really realize it and execute it in a way that was impossible to do back then. Then that will lead to the obvious sequel, because it is a franchise, and then we’ll get into The Second Generation and I'm hoping we’ll be able to do two movies, because there’s certainly enough material in the novel to warrant two separate sequels. That’s my goal at this point and that’s what we’re in the process of doing. I just literally came from a meeting, 15—20 minutes ago with a fellow in Beverly Hills who really says that we’re gonna do it."

However, since this statement, Johnson's potential film production has not been developed further, whilst Warner Bros' television remake for ABC premiered on November 3, 2009.
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Total Books: 33
The Man of Legends
2017 - The Man of Legends (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781477819685
ISBN-10: 1477819681
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Amazing Colors of the Rainbow
2017 - The Amazing Colors of the Rainbow (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781432793241
ISBN-10: 1432793241
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Mayan Calendar Astrology Mapping Your Inner Cosmos
2011 - Mayan Calendar Astrology Mapping Your Inner Cosmos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780977403592
ISBN-10: 0977403599
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
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V The Original Miniseries
2009 - V the Original Miniseries (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765361325
ISBN-10: 0765361329
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Civil War Comes to Kings Mills Ohio
2009 - The Civil War Comes to Kings Mills Ohio (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781448647477
ISBN-10: 1448647479
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Jaguar Wisdom An Introduction to the Mayan Calendar
2009 - Jaguar Wisdom an Introduction to the Mayan Calendar (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780963521149
ISBN-10: 0963521144
Genre: History
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V The Second Generation
2008 - V the Second Generation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765359322
ISBN-10: 0765359324
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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V The Original Miniseries
2008 - V the Original Miniseries (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765321589
ISBN-10: 0765321580
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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V The Original Miniseries
2008 - V the Original Miniseries [V] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780765321992
ISBN-10: 0765321998
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Nora To The Land Of Punt
2008 - Nora to the Land of Punt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781438287171
ISBN-10: 1438287178
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V The Second Generation
2007 - V the Second Generation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765319067
ISBN-10: 0765319063
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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V The Second Generation
2007 - V the Second Generation (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780765319074
ISBN-10: 0765319071
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Faith Lost
2006 - Faith Lost (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419631436
ISBN-10: 1419631438
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Mythic Astrology Applied Personal Healing Through the Planets
Mythic Astrology Archetypal Powers in the Horoscope
Die Weisheit des Jaguars Praxis und Anwendung des Maya- Kalenders
2001 - Die Weisheit Des Jaguars Praxis Und Anwendung Des Maya- Kalenders (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783720521963
ISBN-10: 3720521966
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Contemplations of a Convert
2000 - Contemplations of a Convert (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781573454742
ISBN-10: 1573454745
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Christian Books & Bibles
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Slavic Sorcery Shamanic Journey of Initiation
1997 - Slavic Sorcery Shamanic Journey of Initiation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567183740
ISBN-10: 1567183743
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Jaguar Wisdom Mayan Calendar Magic
1997 - Jaguar Wisdom Mayan Calendar Magic [Contemporary Practices of Mayan Shamans] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567183726
ISBN-10: 1567183727
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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1997 - Steel (Paperback)Paperback
Gardeners City
1996 - Gardeners City (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780952851509
ISBN-10: 0952851504
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The Grail Castle Male Myths  Mysteries in the Celtic Tradition
1995 - The Grail Castle Male Myths Mysteries in the Celtic Tradition [Llewellyn's Men's Spirituality Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567183696
ISBN-10: 1567183697
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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