Rare footage of the 1914 Martian conflict


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#2

Superb video! If you normally look at the comments before taking a chance on a video, this one is well worth your while!


#3

Agreed, nice find. Probably could’ve done with less whacky soundtrack. Almost makes me wish someone would greenlight a full-length black & white feature… not just a flick where they toggle on the B&W filter on their Black Magic rig.


#4

FACT: In 1918 the Martian Flu pandemic actually claimed far more lives than death rays.


#5

Halloween. 1938.
Grover’s Mill, New Jersey…

Then it all just turned out to be a hoax.


#6

Hoax?..laugh while you can, monkey-boy!


#7

How is it acceptable to reduce history to a sci-fi backdrop? And from the “History” channel. How about Auschwitz for a sitcom.


#8

On which side?


#9

Too soon?


#10

Good question.

Answer: pretty acceptable.


#11

Is it true that they paused to socialize and even play soccer (football) with the Martians on Xmas?


#12

Well, you are talking about the channel sometimes known as The Hitler Channel.


#13

Was OK for a couple of seconds - until the ‘background’ ableton looping started up.


#14

Man those tripods have the safety standards of AT-ATs - one shot and they explode. Where is Ralph Nader when we need him?


#15

It’s worth mentioning that filmmaker Timothy Hines has a fascinating history with adapting The War of the Worlds into a feature. It took him fifteen years to get it right, which he did with War of the Worlds: The True Story in 2012 in a very similar way to how the History Channel handled it here.

I reviewed it last year after screening it at a small local convention:


#16

Ask Harry Turtledove.


#17

the two big problems are the stupid soundtrack and the use of deathrays by us. ruins the fun.


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