War of the Worlds (1988–1990)

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Humanity must resume its war against the Martians after they revive after decades of hibernation after their defeat in the 1950's.

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 Harrison Blackwood (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Lynda Mason Green ...
 Suzanne McCullough (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Philip Akin ...
 Norton Drake (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Colonel Paul Ironhorse (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Debi McCullough (23 episodes, 1988-1990)
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 Malzor / ... (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 John Kincaid (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Catherine Disher ...
 Mana (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ilse von Glatz ...
 Advocate #2 / ... (19 episodes, 1988-1989)
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At the end of the 1953 film "War of the World", earth is saved from alien invaders when they are apparently killed by common bacteria. However, what if the aliens weren't really dead? In "War of the Worlds" the aliens from the 1953 invasion are brought out of suspended animation when radiation kills the infecting bacteria. Now the aliens launch a genocidal war against an unsuspecting Earth, using their ability to take over human bodies to allow them to move freely. Dr. Harrison Blackwood teams up with microbiologist Suzanne McCullough, computer programmer Norton Drake, and army Lt. Colonel Paul Ironhorse to save the world from this alien menace. In the second season, Harrison and Suzanne are joined by mercenary John Kincaid, who help them fight in a post-apocalyptic urban wasteland against a second wave of invaders dedicated to the death of all life on earth. Written by L. Ross Raszewski <rraszews@skipjack.bluecrab.org>

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Trivia

In her room at the Whitewood Sanitarium, Sylvia van Buren has a picture of Dr. Clayton Forrester by her bed. See more »

Goofs

In one episode, an actor dressed as an alien jumps down from an air duct onto a human. As he jumps, you can see his socks. See more »

Quotes

Advocate #1: Is it just me, comrades, or do the complexities of our invasion grow more and more tangled at every step?
Advocate #3: No one ever said war was easy.
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Crazy Credits

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The beginning of modern Sci-Fi TV
8 August 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Before the X-Files, before Millenium, Space Above and Beyond, before Nowhere Man and all of the other strange and paranoid filled shows on television, there was War of the Worlds. Set in modern times, this series employed so many disturbing images and stories, it genuinely gave me creeps at night. While the show bombed on many levels with viewers, I only remember it for being something different, out of the ordinary. While young kids were watching cartoons, I tried watching this show as often as possible, considering my parents cared little for it. Then, when it went into syndication, I watched it as often as I could. If you could ever find tapes for this series, and you like odd and unusual programming, then you will like this series.


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