War of the Worlds

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(ended 1990)

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    • The Prodigal Son
      The Prodigal Son
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      2/6/89
      9.5
      "I have nothing really against humans, but as a group, they stink. I say kill them all." Just before he and the rest of the team are to attend a United Nations meeting on their progress, Harrison is invited to meet hermit artist Quinn, who is actually an alien left over from the 1953 invasion trapped in a body bacteria-free ever since. As the aliens are tracking Quinn down in order to learn the secret of his immunity, he kidnaps Blackwood with plans to have him deliver his personal ultimatum to the U.N. as a means for his own conquest over the Earth.moreless
    • The Second Seal
      The Second Seal
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/7/88
      9.2
      "Contact with that crystal is affecting your behavior."
      "I'm in total control, Suzanne."
      Norton discovers files and information of Dr. Forrester's on the invasion of 53 under the name "Operation Deep Ice" being stored in a Fort which travels underground through most of the Bay area. When they get to the army base and come upon the vault, Harrison is mad to find almost nothing. It turns out that the archives are stored in more than one vault under various misspellings of the name Deep Ice, which were to enforce another level of security. But they aren't the only ones to find out about the documents as the aliens have begun to infiltrate the base. When they gain access to the vaults they begin combing through various things, some of which appears to be the aliens' own technology and weaponry. But the most important item in their new mission is a list that contains the location of 10,000 stored-away aliens.moreless
    • To Heal the Leper
      To Heal the Leper
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/21/88
      8.9
      "This is Harrison Blackwood. These may be the last words I speak on this earth." When one of the Advocates becomes infected with chicken pox, the Advocacy takes a day trip to a power station, collecting human brains on the way to cure the sick one. Meanwhile, the Blackwood project worries about the lack of alien transmissions being intercepted, and Sylvia Van Buren seems to have completely recovered from her mental breakdown.moreless
    • Eye for an Eye
      Eye for an Eye
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/31/88
      8.7
      "Martians on motorcycles." In 1938, Orson Welles made the town of Grover's Mill famous as the setting of The War of the Worlds radio broadcast. Now on the 50th anniversary, the locals bask in the gimmick of being the first stop in a faux Martian invasion - unaware that the "Martians" were real, and now their comrades have returned to retrieve a buried war machine left behind. The Blackwood Team bands to fight them with the only residents aware of the reality of 1938: the remaining veterans of the militia that fought them the first time around.moreless
    • Choirs of Angels
      Choirs of Angels
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      1/16/89
      8.7
      "You will help us bring a new age to this planet." The aliens plant subliminal messages in a musician's recordings to brainwash a scientist into creating an antidote for them against the bacteria on Earth. But Harrison, too, becomes a pawn in this plan and fights his own team members against the "lies" they have created about the aliens.moreless
    • Dust to Dust
      Dust to Dust
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      1/23/89
      8.6
      "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
    • The Resurrection
      The Resurrection
      Season 0 - Episode 1
      10/3/88
      8.5
      35 years after the breaking of humanity's solitude in the universe and the demise of the interstellar invaders has not dwindled the assurance over this spinning piece of solar debris as men have resumed going back to and fro about their little affairs as events were before the eve of the war. Even down to the silly rite of power struggle. One such event takes place on a particular evening as a terrorist group raids U.S. disposal site Fort Jericho. But a Pandora's box is opened as the inert aliens being stored in barrels are reawakened within contact of radiation, which negates the presence of the very bacteria that dropped them and disabled their activity so long ago. Upon freedom, the aliens take over the bodies of the terrorists and then begin to resume the plans that they once drew against us, but doing so now under the stress of their new fallible situation. Meanwhile, astrophysicist Harrison Blackwood (adopted son of Dr. Forrester) and his assistant Norton Drake discover some new alien transmissions that originate right on Earth. With the help of Blackwood's newly hired microbiologist, Suzanne McCullough, they discover that the extraterrestrial killers from 1953 have been freed from their steel drum containers with the very real possibility that they are alive and roaming the planet once again.
      In an effort to prove this to General Wilson, Harrison drags Suzanne to the origin of a transmission made out in the middle of the woods. Unbeknownst to them, Colonel Ironhorse and his Delta Squad are there on the trail of terrorists. After the incursion ends in the loss of Ironhorse's men, "Uncle Hank" Wilson decides that there is an alien threat and allows a team to be assembled that consists of Harrison, Norton, Suzanne, and co-signer of the project/combat expert Lt. Colonel Paul Ironhorse so that the danger can be eliminated. The collection is at a just time as the aliens regain their wits in due process of regaining their technological weaponry that they left behind while in hibernation – three remaining war machines stored in a government hanger. The recovery must be interrupted before they active the ships and their unstoppable power once again, picking up where they left off 3-and-half decades ago.moreless
    • The Raising of Lazarus
      The Raising of Lazarus
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      5/8/89
      8.3
      "After we evacuate, this facility will be like Chernobyl." The team is informed of an alien craft uncovered in a geological site in Spirit Lake, Wisconsin. The vessel and the alien inside, in suspended animation, are taken to an Air Force Nuclear Research facility for their study. However, they find out when they get there that the Pentagon has assigned the facility to Project 9 – a shadow government so high up that even the President is need-to-know. Heading this is Colonel Frederick Alexander, a scientist who has odd, and even dangerous ideas of how to commune with the aliens.moreless
    • The Angel of Death
      The Angel of Death
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      5/15/89
      8.2
      "Paul is dead." A humanoid figure arrives on Earth and begins to murder aliens, requesting each time to know the location and whereabouts of the Advocacy. The Blackwood team is baffled as to the origin of the sudden alien mass murder. In an effort to find some information about what's been going on, they set up a trap. The aliens know it's bait of some kind, but go in anyway since they, too, are unaware as to the identity of their assassin(s). The plan works of sorts when this single identity – a Synth from Qar'To – shows up again and captures Ironhorse. It reveals its purpose to the Colonel and it appears to be a new ally in the war, as even the Advocacy risk putting itself in the battle to eliminate this threat. However, things may not be what they seem...moreless
    • Goliath is My Name
      Goliath is My Name
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/14/88
      8.1
      "Did you see that Parkins boy's body in the tunnel?"
      "Just the photos; worst thing I've ever seen. Kid had no face. What kind of monster would do that?"
      When a friend of Suzanne's is murdered, the team investigates and inevitably find the aliens involved. However, their goal is even more sinister as the aliens have infiltrated a college campus to steal a dreaded virus known as Y-Fever, a toxin that can literally melt the human brain in seconds. But while traveling underground, the aliens come across fantasy game players, one of which is a jock with butterfingers. After possessing the one called Jefferson, the alien obtains the three vials... only to drop one, breaking it and becomes exposed to the virus. But instead of killing him, the virus reacts differently to the alien chemically, mutating it, and creating a highly unstable alien who continues to play the game - all while carrying the two remaining vials of the Y-Fever in his hands.moreless
    • Vengeance is Mine
      Vengeance is Mine
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      4/17/89
      8.0
      "I had no idea it was going to end in such tragedy." During a covert operation against the aliens' newest plot to mount their soldiers with lasers, Ironhorse opens fire on three figures assumed to be aliens - only to find to his shock that one was an innocent human hostage. He cannot seem to get over his mistake, and becomes distant from the rest of the group who are trying to track down the aliens and whatever their new plot may be. Things are not better for Paul as the woman's husband seeks out the colonel for revenge when he finds out that he was responsible for her death and the authorities will do nothing. While the aliens plot to steal money to buy their much-needed rubies for their new weapons, Martin Cole searches for his own brand of justice.moreless
    • My Soul to Keep
      My Soul to Keep
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      4/24/89
      7.9
      "And what would your name be?"
      "Woodward and Bernstein didn't need a name."
      "Are you trying to tell me you're a Deep Throat?"
      The aliens' young cannot survive in the very radiation which keeps the adults alive so they must store the eggs in a cold environment in an industrial ice house. The Blackwood team picks up on this design and set out to keep a new generation of aliens from walking the Earth. Unfortunately, a figure from the past of both sides tips Cash McCullough, Suzanne's ex-husband and investigative reporter, that the team is killing illegal aliens and butts in to compromise the entire situation for all.moreless
    • So Shall Ye Reap
      So Shall Ye Reap
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      5/1/89
      7.8
      "I'll do anything you want. Just give me more!" The aliens try to perfect a drug that will cause violent impulses in human beings and test it on unsuspecting victims. Meanwhile, the Blackwood team infiltrates a local police department by posing as drug enforcement agents in order to get closer to uncovering a series of kidnappings and murders, which are inevitably tied back to the aliens and their new experiments.moreless
    • The Last Supper
      The Last Supper
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      3/6/89
      7.8
      "We should surrender to the aliens! We have no other choice!" Extraterrestrial experts from around the world are gathered to discuss and exchange information in an effort to help combat the threat the world faces against the alien menace. The aliens have an upper hand when they gain knowledge of this meeting and plot to murder them all to remove the thorn from their sides.moreless
    • Epiphany
      Epiphany
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      1/2/89
      7.8
      "We must plan for the future."
      "A future without humans."
      Katya, a Soviet scientist who wants to defect, visits her old flame, Harrison Blackwood. Meanwhile, the aliens use the events of a U.S./Soviet Union disarmament plan to try and detonate a bomb during the tension in hopes of setting off a "tribal war" within the human race.moreless
    • The Good Samaritan
      The Good Samaritan
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      12/26/88
      7.8
      "We all have to die... sometime." Marcus Mason, a greedy and womanizing businessman, creates grain that could help feed the world due to its ability to survive any type of hazards, natural or man-made. Because he has created it to be radioactive resistant amongst many things, Suzanne meets him to obtain the secret, which she hopes can help her own research against the aliens. However, the aliens themselves have different plans for both Mr. Mason and his grain...moreless
    • Thy Kingdom Come
      Thy Kingdom Come
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/17/88
      7.7
      "You haven't got a prayer." Harrison Blackwood contacts Sylvia Van Buren, a close associate of his adoptive father Clayton Forrester. But Sylvia's invaluable psychic insights come at a high cost: she's currently a patient at the Whitewood Mental Health Care Center. With her help the team is able to track aliens into Montana and then into Canada, where the aliens are attempting to recover more of their sleeping brethren.moreless
    • Among the Philistines
      Among the Philistines
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      1/9/89
      7.7
      "Don't you see? It's not just our problem. If we lose this war, we lose the entire planet." After a sneak operation against the aliens fails, the Blackwood team consults a language expert to help decipher the aliens' transmissions. When they take him back to the Cottage to use their supercomputer, things begin to fail to add up. After Ironhorse, Harrison and Suzanne arrive to what appears to be a trap in waiting, they realize that Adrian is an alien set to infiltrate their information and rush back to where he is with Norton and Debi. In an effort to protect the project and everyone in the Cottage, the team looses someone close who becomes their first casualty in this war.moreless
    • Unto Us a Child is Born
      Unto Us a Child is Born
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      2/20/89
      7.6
      "You're saying we have some kind of half-breed on our hands here?"
      "A monster. Half human, half alien."
      When an act of biological terrorism set for the ventilation system of a suburban shopping mall falls apart, the aliens flee, one of which is forced to absorb the body of a pregnant woman. Due to the violent integration, the body goes into labour and gives birth to a half-human, half-alien mutant. Now, the Blackwood team, the Advocacy, and the possessed mother are all in a search for the hybrid child.moreless
    • A Multitude of Idols
      A Multitude of Idols
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/24/88
      7.5
      "Don't be scared. This won't hurt you." The aliens' newest plot is to begin integrating their kind into human society. They initiate this plan by carrying nuclear material and busloads of churchgoers to the abandoned town of Beeton. When a local reporter manages to get caught up in it via a story on hazardous material, footage she captures of an alien possession catches the attention of the Blackwood Team where they find the aliens using the town as a set up shop for appropriating human hosts.moreless
    • The Meek Shall Inherit
      The Meek Shall Inherit
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      2/13/89
      7.4
      "It's not the cold. It's something else." The aliens' next move is to disrupt communication by destroying global phone links. Meanwhile, Sylvia befriends a homeless woman who believes her talk of aliens because she herself witnessed one of her friends being attacked and absorbed. The two flee the Whitewood Sanitarium to roam the streets of Portland and eventually hiding out in a truck yard for shelter. Having assumed the bodies of three homeless people, the aliens also wait in the same truck yard to hijack a truck carrying an important power source, which will allow them to complete their plan to destroy communiqués and leave society helpless during an attack.moreless
    • The Walls of Jericho
      The Walls of Jericho
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/10/88
      7.2
      "They sure don't die very pretty, do they?"

      The team struggles to convince Ironhorse and General Wilson that the aliens are still a threat, even after the destruction seen last episode. The aliens are, in fact, still alive, but may not be so for long; the radiation that killed the deadly bacteria is slowly destroying their human host bodies.moreless

    • He Feedeth Among the Lilies
      He Feedeth Among the Lilies
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/30/89
      6.9
      "They're – they're hurting me. Oh, oh... They're putting something inside me." The aliens become desperate to learn the secrets of the human immune system. They begin abducting people, placing implants inside their bodies, and then releasing them with plans to take them back later for further study. One of these unfortunate victims is a beautiful woman for whom Dr. Blackwood has fallen in love.moreless
    • The True Believer
      The True Believer
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      5/7/90
      6.8
      In desperate straits, the aliens gain a piece of valuable information: the identities of Harrison, Suzanne, and Kincaid. Soon the team has been accused of bank robbery and murder, and Malzor has taken over the police investigation.
    • The Second Wave
      The Second Wave
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/2/89
      6.7
      Almost Tomorrow The world is now a mess. As the environment with its predictable weather patterns and the economy in dire straits, anarchy is now loose and the world as we knew it is less optimistic. It's been months with no alien activity and the military backing for the Blackwood Project is weakened as the government seems to be in turmoil as well. As if things weren't bad enough, a new group of aliens, the Morthren, have arrived. They have used a process of transmutation to take on human form to protect themselves from Earth's bacteria so the need for hosting bodies and radiation is no more. Under the rule of Malzor, they are instructed by the Eternal Spirit of Morthrai to kill off the "soldiers" who came before and failed to appropriate the planet. Continuing in their mission, they try to snare a member of the Blackwood Team for cloning purposes which will obtain all memories of the original, but totally loyal to the Morthren cause. With this clone, it can more easily infiltrate the Cottage and destroy the team and everything involving their work on the aliens.moreless
    • Loving the Alien
      Loving the Alien
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/13/89
      5.6
      Suzanne helps her friend Marcus search for his missing daughter, unaware that the girl has been captured by the aliens. Meanwhile, Debi runs away in search of someone who understands her. She finds that person in a pale, strange boy named Ceeto.
    • The Obelisk
      The Obelisk
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      5/14/90
      5.2
      Continuing Morthren losses force a maddened Malzor to take a drastic step: the release of a spore which will cause the death of every native organism on Earth.
    • No Direction Home
      No Direction Home
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/9/89
      4.7
      While the Blackwood team picks up the pieces and tries to find a new home, the Morthren, too, have to find a new location as they are aware that the humans have been there once and might return. When Harrison and Kincaid go back to the empty base, they find an engram for the aliens' cloning devices that can transport memories and images from the subject to its copy. Meanwhile, Mana and Ardix have cloned a reverend so that he can spread the word of the one true God - the Eternal.moreless
    • Seft of Emun
      Seft of Emun
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/6/89
      4.6
      When the Morthren run low on power, they are forced to bring Seft, the High Priestess of Emun, out of stasis. While Seft is searching for the materials she will need to create power crystals for her captors she meets Harrison. Will the link forged between them be enough to save Seft and her son, or is she doomed to forever serve the evil Morthren?moreless
    • Doomsday
      Doomsday
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/16/89
      4.5
      A heat wave, followed by a water shortage, drives everyone to the brink of desperation. When a local church font begins to produce an apparently unlimited supply of water, the team is suspicious. Is it a miracle, or something much darker?
    • Max
      Max
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      4/30/90
      4.5
      A year after his brother's death, Kincaid discovers that the aliens have brought Max back to life to kill him.
    • Night Moves
      Night Moves
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/20/89
      4.3
      The harsh life in the city, coupled with a food shortage, lead Suzanne to take Debi out to the country to live with Suzanne's estranged mother. The aliens are also having food shortages, however, and have their own plans for the family homestead.
    • Breeding Ground
      Breeding Ground
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/30/89
      4.2
      While at the hospital looking for some hard-to-find medicine, Harrison comes across gruesome evidence that the aliens are experimenting on humans. Meanwhile, Malzor and Mana try to find a way to increase their Morthren numbers here on Earth.
    • Time to Reap
      Time to Reap
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/29/90
      4.1
      The Eternal instructs Malzor on how he can go back in time to 1953 in the aftermath of the failed invasion to ensure victory by inoculating his brethren from Earth's bacteria in order to change the course of history in the favour of the Morthren race. However, Blackwood and Kincaid have followed him through the same time tunnel to stop him from succeeding in giving the aliens a huge advantage in their conquest.moreless
    • Synthetic Love
      Synthetic Love
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      1/15/90
      3.9
      Kincaid runs into an old friend named Johnny, only to discover that his friend is dangerously addicted to drugs. Kincaid takes him to one of the well-known Laporte Rehabilitation Centers, which has just started using a new miracle drug called Krebulax. But something strange is going on at the clinic, and there's something even stranger about the man supplying the drug...a Mister Malcolm.moreless
    • The Pied Piper
      The Pied Piper
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      2/5/90
      3.9
      The first-born Morthren on Earth is now grown to the age of a nine-year-old. The aliens use both his need for emotional comfort and their need for gentic information in one play as they leave him at the Crecne Experimental School where he will bring back files for the Morthren's use.moreless
    • Path of Lies
      Path of Lies
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/19/90
      3.9
      While Ardix bargins with a dying millionare's life for access to a communication's satellite, the aliens are trying to kill nosey reporter Marc Traynor. During an assassination attempt, the reporter snaps images of dead alien bodies. To make matters worse, Kincaid and Blackwood are seen killing them. If published, their identities will be revealed and easier for the aliens.moreless
    • Terminal Rock
      Terminal Rock
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/23/89
      3.8
      Rock and roll ruins young minds...especially when the aliens are involved. Loner Kincaid and newly-adolescent Debi experience growing pains while the team tries to deal with a new, dangerous kind of music.
    • Video Messiah
      Video Messiah
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      4/16/90
      3.8
      The aliens use subliminal messages and a clone of a popular motivational speaker to control the minds of the rich and powerful. Kincaid and the rest of the team get involed when an old friend of Kincaid's is drawn into the lethal scheme.
    • Totally Real
      Totally Real
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      4/23/90
      3.4
      Debi is forced to fight an alien warrior in a duel to the death.
    • Candle in the Night
      Candle in the Night
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      4/9/90
      3.4
      While the aliens try to recover a malfunctioning surveillance device, the team plots a surprise birthday party for Debi.
    • The Defector
      The Defector
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/22/90
      3.3
      When an attempt to hack into the humans' computers goes awry, a Morthren technician (Kemo) is scarred both physically and mentally by the experience. Facing execution, he flees and takes over the identity of the human hacker he killed.
    • The Deadliest Disease
      The Deadliest Disease
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      2/12/90
      3.0
      Warring factions (including the Blackwood team and the Morthren) fight over a med cell that could save countless lives--including that of a dying Mana.
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