War of the Worlds

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(ended 1990)

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War of the Worlds

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From Season One

"In 1953, Earth experienced a War of the Worlds. Common bacteria stopped the aliens, but it didn't kill them. Instead, the aliens lapsed into a state of deep hibernation. Now the aliens have been resurrected, more terrifying than before. In 1953, the aliens started taking over the world. Today, they're taking over our bodies!"

From Season Two

"There's rioting breaking out through the city. Fire is continuing to burn everywhere. Troops are shooting people. My God, I...I don't know why. There's a woman dying in front of me and no one's helping her. There are conflicting reports about who or what started the chaos. Will someone tell me what's happening? This is madness! What is this world coming to?"

Jared Martin

Jared Martin

Dr. Harrison Blackwood

Lynda Mason Green

Lynda Mason Green

Dr. Suzanne McCullough

Philip Akin

Philip Akin

Norton Drake

Richard Chaves

Richard Chaves

Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse

Adrian Paul

Adrian Paul

John Kincaid

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • To Life Immortal...

    9.0
    "War of the Worlds" season one was simply spectacular. A series with a talented cast, production team, writers and concept executives, it delivers a perfect mix of characters, drama and scifi action. Amongst some of my favourite moments include those with The Blackwood Project at The Cottage, their individual personalities shining for some great comedy moments as well as heartfelt camaraderie.



    Despite the well documented changes that occurred in Season Two with arrival of The Morthrai (and a new leading team of producers and writers), a great cast held it together; making this, although jarring at times worth watching despite the sting.



    Some of the best aspects of the series come from the heart, and storylines revolving around a more mature Debbie (Rachel Blanchard) and a more "Ripley-esque" Suzanne McCullough.



    Although continuity went out the car windows a bit, the end of season finale with the time travel back to the original 1953 "Martian" invasion was clever to keep our attention, and saved my opinions of this second wave of alien invaders despite the clich or hyperbole.



    For your own sanity though, I recommend you fill in the blanks with your own answers to things that don't add up. Between us, they can be explained, and this show can be saved - as otherwise, it allows Frank Mancuso Jr. to win what was his war on the series, if his deliberate attempts to sabotage are to be believed. ;)moreless
  • Missed the mark

    6.5
    Was a great idea with to many twists to follow adn become a fan. Was interesting but polluted
  • The show that got me hooked on the Sci-Fi Channel

    8.0
    This was a pretty decent sci-fi show for the late '80s. I firmly believe the second season was better than the first but season 1 was fun to watch. It was great to see the old radio show thrown into the plot outline as well as the 50s movie injected also. The look and acting were a bit off but in the '80s we thought it was great...maybe not so much the acting. I was so glad to hear that the show was being released on DVD and I am just sad that season 2 hasn't been released yet, my favorite season. However, I quickly snapped up season 1 and relived what got me hooked on the classic Sci-Fi channel back in the early '90s. I forgot the first season used Bible passages as episode names and which went along the story. Some of the plots were unintentionally funny but being a fan of everything WotW I didn't care. Things like: oh we just forgot the invasion in the 30s and 50s, we store aliens in leaky vasts below nuclear waste in a desert, and the aliens can take over peoples bodies. Fun times and great hokey sci-fi.moreless
  • Second Season Was Better

    7.7
    I remember watching "War Of The Worlds" back in the late 80's early 90's in syndication and late at night on television; sometimes airing at 2 or 3 AM on Sunday mornings.



    The first season was campy, goofy, had a lot of bad acting and ridiculous plot lines. Instead of moving on into new territory, it derived too much from the 1953 film.



    The Second Season with it's darker, cyber-punkish, paranoid, socially chaotic, Blade Runner-esque atmosphere was much better and was the forerunner of The X-Files with aliens bleeding glowing green blood and melting, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if Chris Carter watched the second season while creating The X-Files.



    ADDENDUM: Someone put all of Season 2 on YouTube so now all War of the Worlds fans can watch it You can find it here;



    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=WOTW+season+2moreless
  • For it's time it was a great show.

    8.4
    This was a great show for it’s time. It was able to bring the aliens back in a believable way and to make the storyline flow. They addressed the reason why no one remembered the invasion, mass mental trauma that everyone blocked it out and then didn’t pass it on to the next generation. The characters were not old enough to have lived thru the first invasion, so they learned all kinds of secrets of the past. It sort of mixed a bit of the Body Snatchers in with how the aliens took over their host bodies, but overall it was fun. It had it's moments!moreless
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