War of the Worlds (1988–1990)

TV Series   |    |  Action, Drama, Horror

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Humanity must resume its war against the Martians when they revive after decades of hibernation following their defeat in the 1950s.



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  • Philip Akin, Richard Chaves, Lynda Mason Green, and Jared Martin in War of the Worlds (1988)
  • Ric Sarabia, Rachel Blanchard, John Vernon, Philip Akin, Eric Bruskotter, David Calderisi, Richard Chaves, Eugene Clark, Kim Coates, John Colicos, Richard Comar, Corinne Conley, Michael Copeman, Alex Cord, Jeff Corey, Denis Forest, Elaine Giftos, Lynda Mason Green, Lynne Griffin, John Ireland, Jill Jacobson, Michael Eric Kramer, Jared Martin, Michael McKeever, Belinda Metz, Greg Morris, Martin Neufeld, Mark Parr, Frank Pellegrino, Jeremy Ratchford, Ann Robinson, Michael Rudder, Michele Scarabelli, Ilse von Glatz, and Gwynyth Walsh in War of the Worlds (1988)

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20 May 2002 | RestlessRust
A War of Give and Take
The best thing about this series was that, in the first half of the first season, you never knew who was going to win the battles. An example plot would have the aliens trying to acquire a list of the locations of their canned (literally) comrades. The humans try to stop them but fail.

That's what I loved about the series: EVERYTHING was unexpected. Then late in the first season, you started having plots that were too obvious. (On TV in the 80s, there was no way aliens were going to detonate a nuclear bomb in the middle of the USA--especially with our heroes in the same city!) From that point on, the show settled for standard science fiction. It was still interesting, but it had lost its spark and never got it back.

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