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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
7 October 1988 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Humanity must resume its war against the Martians after they revive after decades of hibernation after their defeat in the 1950's. Full summary »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Fantastic TV series! See more (37 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 70)

Jared Martin ... Harrison Blackwood (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Lynda Mason Green ... Suzanne McCullough (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Philip Akin ... Norton Drake (24 episodes, 1988-1989)

Richard Chaves ... Colonel Paul Ironhorse (24 episodes, 1988-1989)

Rachel Blanchard ... Debi McCullough (23 episodes, 1988-1990)

Denis Forest ... Malzor / ... (21 episodes, 1989-1990)

Adrian Paul ... 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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Series Directed by
William Fruet (8 episodes, 1988-1990)
George Bloomfield (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Neill Fearnley (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Armand Mastroianni (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark Sobel (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Colin Chilvers (2 episodes, 1988)
Francis Delia (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gabriel Pelletier (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
George McCowan (2 episodes, 1989)
Herbert Wright (2 episodes, 1989)
Allan Eastman (2 episodes, 1990)

Jonathan Hackett (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Greg Strangis (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Tom Lazarus (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nancy Ann Miller (4 episodes, 1990)
Patrick Barry (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Herbert Wright (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Alan Moskowitz (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Durnford King (2 episodes, 1989)
Carl Binder (2 episodes, 1990)
Rick Schwartz (2 episodes, 1990)
Jim Trombetta (2 episodes, 1990)

H.G. Wells (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jonathan Hackett .... producer (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Greg Strangis .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Sam Strangis .... executive producer (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jon Anderson .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Frank Mancuso Jr. .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)

Bruce Golin .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Herbert Wright .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Billy Thorpe (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Joe Delia (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Harry Manfredini (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Maris H. Jansons (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron Stannett (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Robert Saad (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
David Herrington (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tim Williams (18 episodes, 1988-1990)
Steve Weslak (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Geoff Craigen (5 episodes, 1990)
Mairin Wilkinson (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Oliver Manton (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Casting by
Susan Forrest (19 episodes, 1989-1990)

Cathy Henderson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Gavin Mitchell (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rolf Harvey (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Greg Chown (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Gareth Wilson (43 episodes, 1988-1990)

Ken Sinclair (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Leonie Reid (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Delphine White (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... hair stylist (30 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jane Meade .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jordan Samuel .... assistant makeup artist (16 episodes, 1989-1990)
Inge Klaudi .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Maxine Rennes-Gunderson .... hair stylist (13 episodes, 1989)
Marlene Aarons .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Linda Preston .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1989)

Michael Burnett .... special makeup effects assistant: foam latex technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Susan Murdoch .... production manager / unit manager (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Robert Wertheimer .... executive in charge of production (42 episodes, 1988-1990)
E.A. Jemison-Ball .... post-production supervisor (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Lan Lamon .... post-production supervisor (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Nan Skiba .... assistant production manager (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Sheehy .... supervising executive: Hometown Films (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Warry-Smith .... second unit director / first assistant director (36 episodes, 1988-1990)
Linda Fox .... third assistant director (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Megan Banning .... third assistant director / second assistant director (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Chris Lamon .... third assistant director (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terry Ingram .... first assistant director / second assistant director (18 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mike Crain .... second assistant director / first assistant director (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jill Compton .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Don Granberry .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1990)
Philip Mead .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
David Markowitz .... first assistant director / second assistant director (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gloria Lee .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gordon Yang .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jamie Paul Rock .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
Gary M. Strangis .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
William Spahic .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Andriy Pereklita .... props: second unit (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Dan Bezaire .... property master (39 episodes, 1988-1990)
Greg Chown .... lead set dresser / property master (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Malcolm Glassford .... lead set dresser (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bruce Grant .... lead props (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Henry Jesiak .... lead set dresser (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Wilcox .... scenic painter (4 episodes, 1988)

Arlindo Vicente .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Tom Mather .... sound recordist / sound mixer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gary Daprato .... foley artist (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Foster .... dialogue editor (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terry Gordica .... post audio supervisor (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Don Grundsten .... boom operator (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dennis Hill .... foley artist (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Anthony Lancett .... sound effects editor (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
John Sievert .... foley artist (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Appleby .... dubbing mixer (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
Janis Gabbert .... sound supervisor (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tim Archer .... re-recording mixer (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Ellis .... re-recording mixer (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark Wright .... dialogue editor (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
George Solakofski .... dialogue editor / sound editor (14 episodes, 1988-1989)
Brad Stephenson .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
John J. Thomson .... sound mixer / boom operator (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ross Redfern .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1989)
Lou Solakofski .... dubbing mixer / sound editor (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
Frank Morrone .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Allan Scarth .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jon Archer .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 1989)
Yuri Gorbachow .... re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 1990)
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kevin Ward .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 1988)

Peter Clements .... sound mixer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Eric Lambi .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Phil Rodrigues .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Marianne Klein .... special effects coordinator (28 episodes, 1988-1990)
Bill Sturgeon .... prosthetics: alien / prosthetics: The Eternal (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nancy Howe .... prosthetics assistant (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andrew Kenworthy .... prosthetics designer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeff Morgan .... special effects editor (11 episodes, 1989)
Tony Hayman .... special effects editor (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ted Ross .... special effects coordinator (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Brent Pate .... special effects editor (2 episodes, 1988)

Greg Aronowitz .... model maker (unknown episodes)
Ian Mah .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Gajdecki .... visual effects artist (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve 'Spaz' Williams .... graphics artist (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
Brian Howald .... matte artist (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
Kim Davidson .... graphics artist (8 episodes, 1989)
Gary Milgrom .... graphics artist (2 episodes, 1989)

Bill Kent .... motion control operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Lennick .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Brent Pate .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Wallace .... colourist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Ted Hanlan .... stunt coordinator / action coordinator (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
Dennis Lundin .... stunts (22 episodes, 1988-1990)
Robert Hannah .... action coordinator (8 episodes, 1989)

Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Matt Birman .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunts (unknown episodes)
Randy Butcher .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Shelley Cook .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger / utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Walter Masko .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Branko Racki .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Manchester .... key grip (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jon Cassar .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeff Hohener .... second assistant camera (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Iwan .... grip (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Scott Keates .... grip (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael 'Flash' McDonald .... electrician / best boy (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Morrison .... electrician (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Moxness .... gaffer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Pamplin .... best boy grip / key grip (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Glen Treilhard .... first assistant camera (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Christophe Bonnière .... director of photography: second unit (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alan Lennox .... best boy (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Daniel Narduzzi .... key grip (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ira Cohen .... gaffer (16 episodes, 1988-1989)
Duane Gullison .... generator operator (15 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gordon Langevin .... director of photography: second unit (13 episodes, 1989)
Scotty Allan .... gaffer (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Christian Murray .... grip (5 episodes, 1988)
Ben Mark Holzberg .... still photographer (3 episodes, 1990)
Robert Saad .... photographer: second unit (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Casting Department
Gabrielle Iviney .... extras casting (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
Caro Jones .... casting: Los Angeles (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Susan Forrest .... casting: Canada (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Brian Levy .... casting: Canada (10 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabel De Biasio .... wardrobe mistress (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Gina Mandelli-Rossi .... assistant costume designer (13 episodes, 1989-1990)

Diana Irwin .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Sara Schilt .... wardrobe assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Stewart Dowds .... assistant editor (40 episodes, 1988-1990)
Dave Hussey .... colorist (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bernie Laramie .... post-production consultant (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Mary Jane Patterson .... post-production coordinator (20 episodes, 1988-1989)
Gary Mueller .... film transfer coordinator (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gary L. Smith .... post-production executive / director of post-production (20 episodes, 1989-1990)

Megan Banning .... third assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Larry Brown .... composer: additional music / music producer / ... (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Steven Cohen .... composer: main title theme / music performed by (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Fred Mollin .... composer: main title theme / music performed by (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ernie Savage .... music mixer (17 episodes, 1988-1990)
Harry Manfredini .... music performed by (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joe Delia .... music performed by (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Billy Thorpe .... music producer / music recorder (2 episodes, 1988)

Jerry Lambert .... music engineer (unknown episodes, 1989)
 
Series Transportation Department
Eddie Bowman .... transportation coordinator (43 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jeff Steinberg .... picture vehicle coordinator (20 episodes, 1989-1990)

Allen Kosonic .... transportation (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Susan Perry .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (42 episodes, 1988-1990)
Janet Gayford .... production secretary (35 episodes, 1988-1990)
Nan Skiba .... production coordinator (24 episodes, 1988-1989)
Tom Lazarus .... executive script consultant (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Herbert Wright .... creative consultant (23 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jack Crain .... designer: custom edged weapons (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Heather McIntosh .... production auditor (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Emanuele 'Manny' Danelon .... location manager (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Aileen Bell .... studio manager (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
James F. Breithaupt .... production accountant (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ginger Reynolds-Smith .... assistant to executive producer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Schwartz .... executive production consultant (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Pat Turner .... paralegal (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Deborah Nathan .... script consultant / story consultant / ... (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Regina Robb .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Coombs .... location manager (18 episodes, 1988-1990)
Susan Marucci .... continuity supervisor (18 episodes, 1988-1990)
Sheri McGrath .... script coordinator (12 episodes, 1990)
Karen Nadon .... production accounting clerk (9 episodes, 1988)
Kathryn Buck .... continuity supervisor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alexandra La Roche .... continuity supervisor (7 episodes, 1989)
Jim Trombetta .... story editor (6 episodes, 1990)
Jeremy Hole .... executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1989)
Gary Larson .... cartoons: "The Far Side" (5 episodes, 1989)
Monika Gagnon .... continuity supervisor (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Catherine Reynolds .... continuity supervisor (3 episodes, 1988)
Michael Tough .... location manager (3 episodes, 1989)

John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Linda Callow .... utility stand-in (unknown episodes)
Randy Kennedy .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Michael Stevens .... stand-in: Richard Chaves and Jared Martin (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion" - USA (second season title)
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Runtime:
45 min (43 episodes )
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Iceland:16 (some episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This series was conceived as a sequel to the original 1950s classic movie. In several episodes, the character of Sylvia Van Buren appears, played by the original actress, and in one episode several characters go back through time to the time of the original movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 #2:If we cannot survive, who will assume the mantle of the Advocacy? I fear there are not three worthy candidates from among our ranks.
Advocate #1:Then pray that our current attempt at the refrigiration plant meets with success.
[pause]
Advocate #2, Advocate #1:To life immortal.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The War of the Worlds (1953)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between seasons 1 and 2?
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic TV series!, 23 April 2000
Author: keith7821 from PA

"War of the Worlds: The Series" continues the storyline from the original movie while giving it a new twist, with the Martians, or the "alien invaders" as they are called now, taking over people's bodies to prevent them from succumbing to the bacteria that "killed" them in the original movie. Taking place 35 years after they destroyed Los Angeles and almost took over the world, they are revived after a botched attack at a nuclear waste dump, where their remains were sealed in metal barrels. They awaken, take over the bodies of the terrorists and plan out their second invasion of the world. The series was a bit graphic, but the storylines of the episodes were terrific. The new cast also shines, as a small group willing to fight the aliens before it's too late. Also seen were their war machines with the heat rays, and Sylvia Van Buren (Ann Robinson), the heroine of the original who fell in love with Dr. Clayton Forrester (Gene Barry's character). All in all, this series is great and I wish it was back on TV! Sci-fi at it's best!

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