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The Great Martian War 1913 - 1917 (2013)

Documentary-drama recounting the Martian War of 1913 - 1917. Europe was on tenterhooks in the 2nd decade of the 20th century, everyone was expecting a Great War between the major European ... See full summary »

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Jock McLeod ...
Jock Donnelly
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Nerys Vaughan
Ian Downie ...
Hughie Logan
Thomas Gough ...
Duncan Mitchell-Myers
Ashley Bomberry ...
Kim Lafonde
Daniel Matmor ...
Lawrence Hart
Hazel Douglas ...
Alice Hale
Walter Stegmayer ...
Arnold Tockelz
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Alexandra Banham
Howard Jerome ...
Howard Klee
Ross Walton ...
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Documentary-drama recounting the Martian War of 1913 - 1917. Europe was on tenterhooks in the 2nd decade of the 20th century, everyone was expecting a Great War between the major European powers. But then, in 1913, something crashed into the forests of SW Germany. Troops were sent to investigate but were wiped out. Martian fighting machines began making their way across Western Europe and the countries of Europe combined forces to resist them. With aspects taken from "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells and from WWI itself, this dramatisation presents a documentary style look at events as they unfolded and the effect they had of our world today. Lots of references to real events including the mass attacks and defeats as men were thrown against machines on the Western front, the Christmas truce and the Angel of Mons, America's isolationism and late entry into the conflict, the worldwide "Spanish" flu epidemic that killed more people than the war, and many other things. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Very enjoyable!
3 August 2014 | by (Sacramento, Ca) – See all my reviews

I completely disagree with the first reviewer (JoeB131). This was an original idea done well. The historical footage was well modified, and the story mostly hung together. I enjoyed it a great deal.

The quality of the CG was, I believe, deliberate. It would have looked out of place to have high quality CG in the middle of historical footage.

The interviews were fascinating. They did liberally borrow from any part of the world they wanted to and from any time period.

The story did not follow the original tale, but that is to be expected in this kind of adaptation. Over all, well done.


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