wait you mean, the martians, THE MARTIANS!!!!, that brought brittan to it's knee's with horrific futuristic fighting machines heat rays and poisioness gas, are trying to frame a group of heros by doing petty theivery?
i have lost all respect to the martians. i mean the plot is like that short lived animorphs show. the whole thing defeats the message of the welles novel.
[shadow=red,left,300]The series, as with the original book, were fictional. Hello!
I'm just glad some people with creative inspiration have been able to share their visions. Anything is better than nothing. As with all art, not everyone is going to see things the same way. Why don't you armchair critics join into things in more creative ways rather than bash what you don't like? It isn't as easy but it is more fun for everyone concerned.
It makes me sick to see shows cancelled by non-stop bitch bitch bitching. As with the series, the recent cancellation of Enterprise is a perfect example of many "fans" killing the program. Some loud mouth people don't appreciate things until they're gone, if at all.
How many of your own ideas and expressions might not be received well by those that have nothing better to do than criticize? Like Ed Wood Jr's biggest lesson to us... it's better to try doing something with all your heart rather than do nothing at all.
From the Martian invader's point of view, they were using all their abilities to survive at all costs. You have to give them credit for a valiant attempt despite the huge odds against them, in all the variations. Yes, even the second season spoke volumes about dealing with others rather than war. When the Morthren as a whole finally got the truth they gave up their agression against mankind, and both survived, stronger together than each seperately![/shadow]
It was a syndicated tv show that had bits of horror. I use to enjoy staying up late Saturday nights and watching it during its first run. The station changed the time on me for the second season, so I missed that the first time around, but have seen some of it. The first episode of the second season sure did change the format of the show. They could have done so much with what they set up for the second season, but they didn't. If done right, they could easily use elements from the tv series to make a new series or even a more orginal movie. Maybe incorporate some things from the series to make a great sequel to the more recent movie.
I may be a vegetarian, but when it comes to TV, I like my ham and cheese. I like my Doctor Who circa Tom Baker. I like my WotW season 1. I couldn't tell you exactly why. There was no budget, and internal consistancy was tossed around a bit (come to think, that's a lot like the first few seasons of Red Dwarf). I think I liked it for the potential. Shows have varying degrees of potential, and live up to it in varying ways. The advantage that shows with a lot of potential have is that they become, as Larry Niven terms them, "Playgrounds of the mind" - you like to fiddle with the ideas that are brought up, run the characters through their lives in your mind. It's a combination of setting and character, IMO. It's just... fun.