War of the Worlds

Season 1 Episode 14

He Feedeth Among the Lilies

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Aired Unknown Jan 30, 1989 on
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He Feedeth Among the Lilies
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"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

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  • By far, this episode is one of the most gruesome things ever to be shown on Syndicated Sci-fi

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    This was the roughest episode they ever made to watch, and the opening scene is one of the most gruesome things I'd ever seen on television. I was fourteen, and it was a Sunday afternoon, I was flipping through the channels when it came on. That scene where the aliens wheeled out a human man stripped to his underwear, gagged and tied to an alien operating table, awake and covered in radiation scars, panicing as the alien pulls out a scalpel and slices him open. No anesthetic, you actually see the blade slice through the skin and blood oozes out. It takes forever for him to die (that scream still freaks me out). Man, that is not something to see during family hours. I saw it again on the Sci-fi channel and it still made me tense up, but at least they were nice enough to add a "Viewer discression advised" warning at the beginning. You know what the weird thing is? The actor who played the test subject was never mentioned in the closing credits. He looked familiar and had such a profound effect on the mood of the episode, I can't believe they didn't give him his props. Oh, well.moreless
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

Cynthia Belliveau

Cynthia Belliveau

Karen McKinney

Guest Star

Maria del Mar

Maria del Mar

Estelle Robards

Guest Star

Carole Galloway

Carole Galloway

Pat Thistle

Guest Star

Ilse von Glatz

Ilse von Glatz

Advocate #2

Recurring Role

Michael Rudder

Michael Rudder

Advocate #3

Recurring Role

David Calderisi

David Calderisi

Advocate #1

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Almost unnoticeable, the shadow of a boom mike that follows Harrison and Suzanne can just be made out on a pillar in the last act when they are talking about Karen. It's a little more visible when it follows Harrison as he goes for the phone.

    • When the one alien is cutting into the test subject, the way she's holding the scalpel changes between three shots.

    • There appears to be only two aliens in the ambulance. But when they are both operating on the man in the hat, someone is certainly driving the ambulance.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Harrison: (voice-over) I have no proof, but in my heart, I know the aliens have Karen McKinney.

    • Advocate Oshar: Time grows short. We progress little in our attempt to adapt to this alien environment.
      Advocate Xana: As the humans pollute the air more and more survival becomes questionable.
      Advocate Horek: Theirs or ours?

    • (Word association test)
      Suzanne: Father.
      Karen: Mother.
      Suzanne: Strange.
      Karen: Interlude.
      Suzanne: Running.
      Karen: Nightmare.
      (Pause)
      Suzanne: Red.
      Karen: Green.
      Suzanne: Midnight.
      Karen: Madness.
      Suzanne: Green.
      Karen: Blue.
      Suzanne: Scared.
      Karen: Night.
      Suzanne: Alien.
      Karen: Rape...

    • Norton: Who's Karen McKinney?
      Harrison: She's the Stanford grad who spent a couple of years in the Amazon with the aboriginal tribes, recording their music. She has a very inquisitive mind, Norton.
      Norton: And how beautiful is she?
      Suzanne: She's very beautiful!
      Harrison: She's very beautiful.
      Norton: And where do I sign up?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Karen resides at the Bloomfield's Residential Hotel. This is a nod to the episode's director (and frequent Season 1 director) George Bloomfield.

    • This episode ended rather abruptly, didn't it? Well, this wasn't so in the original script. In it, it ends with Karen rescued alive and well, but too frightened by Harrison's involvement with the aliens to continue the relationship. His responsibility to fight the alien menace takes precedence and he lets her go. The final scene being Harrison sitting by himself at the Cottage in tears while Ironhorse stands and watches, wanting to comfort him. But not knowing what to do exactly, he finally turns away instead.

    • The man being pulled out of the car and into the ambulance by the alien paramedics is Julian Richings who would go on to play Adrix in the second season of the series.

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