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When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
The original H.G. Wells book has an atmosphere on the moon, so the characters required no space suit of any type, making the diving suits worn by the characters an addition of the filmmakers. However, Wells' speculation of a Lunar atmosphere could have been proved wrong in his own time by the fact that it would be visible as a haze around the limbs of the moon's disk.
It's... absolutely... imperial.
We see the Selenites kill the large carnivorous centipede like creature with a death ray of some sort. All life on the moon is referred to as 'insects' and depicted as over sized insects with exoskeletons. In a subsequent scene the giant centipede is stripped of soft body parts and internal organs revealing an oversized internal skeleton of bone for dramatic visual effect (a redundant skeletal system an insect would not have).
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