War of the Worlds (Sydnicated 1988, Jared Martin, Adrian Paul)

SciFi drama series. An organisation attempts to stop a planned takeover by alien invaders – a long way from Wells’s novel, these aliens can assume human form to make spotting them doubly difficult.

The series is an extension of the original 1953 film The War of the Worlds, using the same War Machine, often incorporating aspects from the film, radio adaptation, and original novel into its mythology.

Though the original film’s producer, George Pal, conceived of a TV series from the same film sometime in the 1970s, it was not until the late 1980s that a series was finally realized, this time by television producer Greg Strangis. The show was a part of the boom of first run syndicated television series being produced at the time.

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production details
Canada / Syndicated / 60 minutes / 1988

Creator: Greg Strangis
Music: Billy Thorpe, Larry Brown
Producer: Jonathan Hackett

cast
Jared Martin
Adrian Paul
Lynda Mason Green
Ilse von Glatz
Jeff Corey

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