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Without Warning (1994)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 30 October 1994
A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists... See full summary »

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Sander Vanocur ...
Sander Vanocur
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Dr. Caroline Jaffe
Bree Walker ...
Bree Walker (as Bree Walker Lampley)
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Matt Jensen
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Mike Curtis
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Paul Whitaker
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Kimberly Hastings
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Dr. Norbert Hazelton
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Dr. Avram Mandel
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Paul Collingwood
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Barbara Shiller
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Barry Steinbrenner
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Denise Wong
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Dr. Robert Pearlman
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Terrence Freeman
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A television program is interupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first it seems natural but after interviews by scientists and eyewitness seems to suggest that it is not. Three more meteors are coming and the various Earth governments combine forces to stop them. Written by <cs_rapozo@hccadb.hcc.hawaii.edu> (Helen Rapozo)

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This TV movie originally aired on October 30th, 1994. This is the anniversary of the radio broadcast of Orson Welles' "The War of the Worlds," which was the inspiration for this movie. "War of the Worlds" originally aired on October 30th, 1938. See more »

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In a scene that begins at 1h 5mins of the film, Dr. Robert Pearlman (played by Dennis Lipscomb) asserts that angles of meteors' trajectories match those of Pioneer spacecraft, as presented in the "pixelated message that was sent on Pioneer 11". What he refers to is actually Arecibo message, sent on 16 November 1974 by Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This message has never been put on any spacecraft, instead it was sent by means of modulated radio waves. Hence, the shape Pearlman refers to is of Arecibo Observatory's antenna, and not of Pioneer spacecraft as presented in the film. This probably got confused with Pioneer plaque - an aluminium plaque that really was put on Pioneer 10 an 11 spacecraft, which were launched into space respectively 2 and 1 year before Arecibo message. The plaque and message, while having similar goal of communicating with potential extraterrestial intelligence, look very different from each other. See more »

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The opening credits of the initial broadcast were subtitled "FEEL FREE TO PANIC". See more »

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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Without Warning is a well executed salute to the War of the Worlds radio broadcasts of the 1930s.
3 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Shown 30 October, 1994, the Anniversary of the radio broadcast of War Of The Worlds, Without Warning is a tribute to the legendary radio broadcast. The film effectively represents the feel of War of the Worlds, by using a real life news anchor, Sander Vanocur, and newslike camera work. The effect was so real, that thousands of people called TV stations asking if it was real. Without Warning is a well executed salute to the War of the Worlds broadcasts of the 1930s. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in War of the Worlds, and the recent asteroid movies, Deep Impact and Armageddon.


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