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

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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)
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 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

At the beginning of the first airing of the first episode there was a brief sequence of clips from the 1953 movie with narration over it. The very last shot is a black and white image of a small boy standing in the wrecked Los Angeles from the end of the movie: the young Harrison Blackwood. This sequence was never shown again. 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 »

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Harrison: [brainwashed] We've got to stop hurting the aliens!
Ironhorse: Hurting the aliens? I don't remember invading their planet!
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Crazy Credits

A mysterious credit that appears at the end of all episodes from Season One is for "The Far Side" cartoons by Gary Larson, courtesy of Chronicle Features. It's unclear why this credit appears since there is no evidence of the cartoon's use or even a reference throughout the show. It is because in an early episode, a Larson cartoon appears on a bulletin board in a shot and the credits were not changed after that episode. See more »

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A War of Give and Take
20 May 2002 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this series was that, in the first half of the first season, you never knew who was going to win the battles. An example plot would have the aliens trying to acquire a list of the locations of their canned (literally) comrades. The humans try to stop them but fail.

That's what I loved about the series: EVERYTHING was unexpected. Then late in the first season, you started having plots that were too obvious. (On TV in the 80s, there was no way aliens were going to detonate a nuclear bomb in the middle of the USA--especially with our heroes in the same city!) From that point on, the show settled for standard science fiction. It was still interesting, but it had lost its spark and never got it back.


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