This is a review of ' War of the Worlds ' TV series
At this price its fantastic value.
According to the series, rather than being outright killed by germs at the end of the 1953 film, the aliens had all slipped into a state of suspended animation. Their bodies were stored away in toxic waste drums and shipped to various disposal sites within the United States (ten such sites are known to exist in the country ), and a widespread government cover-up combined with a condition dubbed "selective amnesia" has convinced most people that the invasion had never happened.
Since the concept of vastly intelligent life on Mars had lost its plausibility by the time of the series, the aliens are revealed to actually be from Mor-Tax--a garden planet 40 light-years away in the Taurus constellation orbiting a dying sun.
Thirty-five years later, in 1988 (modern day when the series began), a terrorist group calling themselves the People's Liberation Party accidentally irradiate the drums containing aliens while raiding dumpsite Fort Jericho. The radiation destroys the bacteria that are keeping the aliens unconscious. Once free, the aliens take possession of the bodies of the six terrorists that overran the site. From there they use a series of human bodies and crudely-adapted Earth technology to find means of appropriating the planet, both in purging the plague that is humanity and developing a permanent means to inoculate themselves against the planet's indigenous bacteria. Their attempt to successfully make Earth into their new homeworld is imperative for in roughly five years, three million colonists from Mor-Tax are expected to arrive.
An eclectic group is formed by the government to deal with the new alien threat, and the series follows their missions and adventures (and, often, failures) in fighting the aliens. The Blackwood Project, named after its central member, consist of:
Dr. Harrison Blackwood (Jared Martin)--Astrophysicist whose parents were killed in the war. He was adopted following the events of the film by Dr. Clayton Forrester and Blackwood's character is played very much to resemble Forrester down to his demeanor, dress, and even speech and appearance. He is a pacifist and vegetarian, and is often seen practicing many alternative health techniques such as yoga.
Dr. Suzanne McCullough (played by Lynda Mason Green)--Microbiologist and single mother to Debi. She firmly embraces standard procedure in her work, which causes friction with Blackwood and his chaotic and eccentric work habits.
Norton Drake (played by Philip Akin)--A long-time friend of Harrison, he is a paraplegic computer genius granted mobility via a voice-activated wheelchair named Gertrude. He is often portrayed as being cool and laid back with a good sense of humour. In earlier episodes he had a pseudo-Caribbean accent; this was later dropped.
Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse (played by Richard Chaves)--Native American military man. He is very conservative and often clashes with the other members of the team, especially Blackwood who is his political and philosophical opposite.
Now this should not be compared to War of the Worlds (2005 film), a film directed by Steven Spielberg as this is far better - yes I know it does not have the fancy CGI but that is part of its appeal.
the Studio should bring out Series two ' now '