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    by Sun September 16th, 2018, 18:56

    I have seen that the BBC have commissioned the original version of H G Wells War of The Worlds to be made. This is very different to both film versions and it's only set in England for one thing. If you have the Jeff Wayne's album it will be like that.

    Oddly enough back in April 2010 I wrote to the BBC asking them to consider if they would make the original version of Well's book.
    I got a replay back on the 5 May saying that they have added it to the feedback log that everyone at the BBC can see.

    Now I am not saying that the reason it's being made is because I suggested it, but you never know

    Still it took some time to get the idea through
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    by Mon February 11th, 2019, 14:04

    Now available for Pre-order so it might get shown for Easter or sooner.
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/War-Worlds-BBC-DVD/dp/B07KWQNNS2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549889993&sr=8-1&keywords=war+of+the+worlds+d

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    by Fri October 11th, 2019, 15:16

    Advertised as coming in the Autumn to BBC One, just before the first episode of World On Fire aired.
    So presumably after the above current series finishes.
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    by Sat October 19th, 2019, 17:13

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham76man View Post
    Advertised as coming in the Autumn to BBC One, just before the first episode of World On Fire aired.
    So presumably after the above current series finishes.
    Ah yea, waiting eagerly. Even my parents are getting addicted to such storyline shows.

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    by Thu October 31st, 2019, 16:22

    This is utter rubbish and a complete fail; avoid at all cost!
    Don't even want to know how many millions the BBC has invested in this project.

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    by Mon November 4th, 2019, 01:36

    Confusingly, there are 2 TV versions of The War Of The Worlds currently out there. The BBC one with Rafe Spall has already been broadcast in Canada and elsewhere. There's another one with a cast headed by Gabriel Byrne made for French TV by Howard Overman (Dirk Gently / Merlin). This one is set in modern day.


    It looks like nobody can do it properly apart from Orson Welles.

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    by Sun November 17th, 2019, 20:27

    If the UK version has stuck to the plot of the book then it should be great. Because it would show us what it would be like coming across an unfriendly Mr Spock with 24 Century weapons and technology when we can only shoot them with lead bullets!

    All the modern versions are rubbish. Few are even close to the plot of the book and are more about current attitudes on this planet.
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    by Wed November 20th, 2019, 14:36

    First ep was not bad. The dialogue is ropey but the effects are good.

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    by Mon November 25th, 2019, 19:51

    So the Martian machines can be destroyed by the weapons, which is good and true to the book. But the time travel thing is not in it and if she was pregnant in the book, which I doubt, then invasion doesn't last long enough to for the child to grow up. And the Red Weed like the second Tom Cruise film dies off. In the book they do feed on the blood of humans also like the Cruise movie.
    By the way the two grandparents at the end of the film are the actors from the 1953 film!
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    by Tue November 26th, 2019, 14:54

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham76man View Post
    So the Martian machines can be destroyed by the weapons, which is good and true to the book. But the time travel thing is not in it and if she was pregnant in the book, which I doubt, then invasion doesn't last long enough to for the child to grow up. And the Red Weed like the second Tom Cruise film dies off. In the book they do feed on the blood of humans also like the Cruise movie.
    By the way the two grandparents at the end of the film are the actors from the 1953 film!
    Second episode was boring as hell.
    They've really turned something essentially scary as hell, into something dull, mundane and 'romantic'.
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    by Sun December 1st, 2019, 23:17

    Unfortunately it didn't redeem itself on the last episode.
    They should have made the musical version if that's the best they could come up with.
    I think they must have been on weed whoever wrote that adaptation and not the Red Weed type!
    I wouldn't even call it romantic.
    The historical details were crap too. Even the railway stock was wrong!
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    by Tue December 3rd, 2019, 14:39

    I haven't watched the last episode yet. Think I'll give it a miss!
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