Amen, Horsell. It's one of those things which probably started in a jam session for new series'. With no ideas coming in, the CEO (or whatever) probably said 'lets do a series of a film'. Several hours pass before the new boy at the back coughs nervously and says 'erm...don't we have the rights to War of the Worlds?' To which the CEO jumps up and starts whooping. (In short, the enthusiasm is there, just not a lot of thought went into it.)
As for 3am, it's a good slot for insomniacs. Just as the night is getting boring, something other than late night televised Rounders, sorry Baseball, on Channel 5 comes on.
Sea Harrier 1980-2006 - "Farewell Redtail, sod off chess tail"
Why wait until November... especially only to get the first season? There's a seller on Ebay that has the complete series in a nicely packaged 8 disk DVD set. I just got thru watching the pilot episode of it and the quality is great!
Granted, I've always loved the series. So Tduk to all the bad mouthing! If you like WOTW just get it and watch it. And no, I'm not the seller.
Post by SuzanneIronhorse on Aug 12, 2005 5:31:59 GMT
I will wait for November to get an official first season set.
I prefer to get studio produced DVDs because the recordings comes off of the original films most of the time and is enhanced. I get non studio produced DVDs if I am not sure if a show or movie will ever be on DVD.
Now if the second season does not come out on DVD I might get a non studio produced copy of it. I prefer the first season to the second season even though I would like to have both as a studio set.
In short I am waiting because I want the best picture I can get.
Arrived in the post today. It's cool to be able to watch the whole thing, although I don't think it's that much like War of the Worlds as the series goes on we move further and further away for the War of the Worlds premise. Still entertaining though
I got it from Amazon for $26.99. I've watched the first 5 episodes so far and it's just as I remembered it - pretty awful scriptwise but very scary in places and wonderfully dark. Can't say I like the music much though, sounds a little too 80s synth for my liking. The picture quality isn't great either, possibly because they squeezed four episodes onto each disc. Compression artefacts are a little too common and at times it looks like a VCD. But aside from that it's a fun experience rewatching the episodes. It's NOT 'The War of the Worlds' though - more like a remake of 'The Invaders'. Oh, and to the person who asked if the pilot is different - the music in a few spots is different from the old VHS I had taped from ITV.
I just got the show on DVD as a Christmas present. It is indeed cheesy so far. I had the first few episodes on some recordings *ahem* loaned to me from a source I choose not to disclose, but I have gone past the episodes I already saw. The one scene where this poor kid gets his face ripped off by an alien is just terrifying the first time you see it. It's surprisingly violent and gory for a show on television. However, I kind of enjoy it more for its B-Movie feel more than anything else.
If they wanted a TV Series to continue the story of the original TWOTW movie, I think they should have used the George Pal version instead. Just the very fact that this program changes the appearance and the homeworld of the invaders is rather disappointing.
I'm still enjoying the show, anyways. Has anyone seen the episodes with Sylvia in a mental institution and thought "well, it's about time!"?
"...which God, in his wisdom-" "Wait! Didn't God create the Martians, too?!" "Yeah, well he likes us better."
War of the Worlds II - This time they're back... With Tylenol!
Post by EvilNerfherder on Dec 28, 2005 1:20:19 GMT
Indeed it was. They took some diabolical liberties with the series.. especially in series 2. But I've heard the series was generally thought of as a waste of time by all at Paramount.. even the makers.. so, with that in mind, why it didn't get cancelled earlier is beyond me. It does, perhaps, explain why the plots went off at alarming tangents. I quite liked series 1.. but I thought series 2 was awful.
''There's this fella.. he goes into this pub and he goes.. you know.. AAAAAAAAAAHHH!!'' Phil Lynott's first (and last) stand up gig.
Indeed Season 1 has some really cool points if you look hard enough... I rather liked episods like the one where the alien took over that pregnant woman, sure it had a lot of B movie in it but the first half was pretty intense. Or the one that had the link to the 1938 broadcast, sure you can tell the heat ray was plexiglas and the biker gang plot was lame, but overall a decent eppy...
and the episode where that old man died while trying to save that little girl was a pretty good eppie too