War of the Worlds: Season 1, Episode 1

The Resurrection (7 Oct. 1988)

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A terrorist attack at a nuclear waste site awakens aliens who were in hibernation since their 1953 invasion. A group of scientists work with the military to stop the aliens.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lynda Mason Green ...
Philip Akin ...
Richard Comar ...
Ilse von Glatz ...
Sgt. Gordon Reynolds
Michael Rudder ...
Larry Reynolds ...
Tom Kensington
General Wilson
Martin Neufeld ...


A terrorist attack at a nuclear waste site awakens aliens who were in hibernation since their 1953 invasion. A group of scientists work with the military to stop the aliens.

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Dr. Harrison Blackwood: What are you doing here?
Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse: No doctor, what are you doing here?
Dr. Harrison Blackwood: You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse: Probably not. I listened to that tape you gave me. "Transmissions made by terrorists." Twenty minutes of the best of Buddy Richards more like it doctor!
Dr. Harrison Blackwood: Got a problem with home grown American music, Colonel?
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Errors in Military Uniforms
19 April 2010 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Having spent 22 years in the U.S. Army and the USAR, I like to pay attention to the Army uniforms worn in movies. The LTC Ironhorse is supposed to be a Special Forces officer. In one scene in hangar 15, his left shoulder unit patch depicts an unknown "leg" unit. In the next scene his left shoulder patch is properly depicted by the Special Forces arrowhead and Airborne tab.

The two doctors are wearing insignia on their "Army" uniforms that make absolutely no sense to me. The LTC's branch insignia on his left collar is incorrectly placed, and it is an insignia I have never seen before.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the acting. The special effects were adequate for 20 years ago. It is too bad the producers have not released the second season, and from what I have read, they do not plan to.

One part of the story I failed to comprehend is that in a scene the LTC has in his hands an M60 machine gun. He discards the M60 and instead relies on his 7 shot, M1911a1, .45 caliber pistol. He's much braver than I would have been.

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