War of the Worlds

Season 1 Episode 12

Dust to Dust

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Aired Unknown Jan 23, 1989 on
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Dust to Dust
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"Can you tell me how what happened last night happened?" After an archeologist steals a Native American headdress with an apparent alien material in it, the Blackwood Team takes notice. The aliens, too, take a vast interest in the artefact and steal it to obtain the crystal it holds. As an object that could start an ancient war machine, they search the grounds of an Indian Reservation for the missing ship that has been there for thousands of years.moreless

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    Philip Akin

    Philip Akin

    Norton Drake (Season 1)

    Richard Chaves

    Richard Chaves

    Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse (Season 1)

    Jared Martin

    Jared Martin

    Dr. Harrison Blackwood

    Lynda Mason Green

    Lynda Mason Green

    Dr. Suzanne McCullough

    George Bloomfield

    George Bloomfield

    Lawyer

    Guest Star

    David Calderisi

    David Calderisi

    Advocate #1 (uncredited)

    Guest Star

    Ivan Naranjo

    Ivan Naranjo

    Joseph Lonetree

    Guest Star

    Michael Rudder

    Michael Rudder

    Advocate #3

    Recurring Role

    Ilse von Glatz

    Ilse von Glatz

    Advocate #2

    Recurring Role

    Michael Kramer

    Michael Kramer

    Alien in contamination suit (uncredited)

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • In the very last scene, there is a shot of Suzanne and Harrison appearing to be standing in almost the same direction. But when the camera cuts to a distant shot, they appear to be standing almost facing each other. Then in the next shot, they are back in the previous position as they were in the close-up.

      • I'm a bit curious about where exactly the three aliens get their guns when they show up at the Indian site? We never saw them acquire them and since the people they took over didn't seem to be the kind to carry guns, it's highly unlikely that they had any on them.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Joseph: It is told that many years ago, before there was White Man's time, that the Westekestis were visited by beings from Beyond. It is told they gave us the strength to win all battles and survive all crises.
        Ironhorse: It is a valuable legacy.
        Joseph: It is a legacy of survival.

      • Advocate #2: Watching television has paid off again.
        Advocate #3: But it takes its toll. Softens the brain.

      • Ironhorse: My grandfather used to disappear for, like, four or five days. We used to tell my grandmother that he was going off to see the Spirits. I think - I think he had a girlfriend in the next valley, though.

      • Grace: You said you were a colonel.
        Ironhorse: Yes, Special Forces.
        Grace: The white man's army.
        Ironhorse: Ma'am, I am WestPoint trained.
        Grace: Wasn't general George Custard WestPoint trained?

      • Ironhorse: I... I haven't spoken to an Indian woman in a long time.
        Grace: We're out of the teepee, and we're back with a vengeance.

      • Guard: Okay, chief, you made bail.
        Joseph: I'm not the chief; I'm the shaman. That means I can turn you into a toadstool whenever I want.

      • Ironhorse: These are some bad people!
        Joseph: The Spirits know the insides of people!

      • Norton: When the Feds kick in the doors looking for the person who broke into the top security computer banks, where are you going to be?
        Harrison: I'm just going to tell them that you were a brilliant young mind gone bad, a rouge computer nerd bound on destruction and reeking havoc and panic among the multitudes.
        Norton: I can live with that.

    • NOTES (5)

      • In Wells' novel, the artilleryman compares man's weaponry to the Martians' as "bows and arrows against the lightning." So it would seem like another nod that lightning is what destroys the ancient war machine.

      • Michael Kramer has an uncredited role as an alien in a contamination suit. He cannot be a commander since this character took his life back in "Epiphany" - unless, of course, it's a continuity goof. But nothing can solidify this since his one scene exclusively includes an also uncreditied David Calderisi, so it was most likely an additional scene to possibly fill in time.

      • Ironhorse is a Cherokee Indian.

      • Director George Bloomfield (who also directed other first season episodes) makes a small cameo as the lawyer for archeologist/graverobber Mark Newport.

      • The old war machine that the aliens raise in the Indian Reservation is clearly based on the tripod war machines originally described in the H.G. Wells novel.

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