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Episode #1.2 

George searches for Amy at home but is forcibly conscripted, while Amy and Fred realize their best option is the coast.


Craig Viveiros


Peter Harness, H.G. Wells (based on the novel by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Amy
Reid Anderson ... Stallholder
Woody Norman ... George Junior
Jonathan Aris ... Priest
Rafe Spall ... George
Harry Melling ... Artilleryman
Rupert Graves ... Frederick
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Chamberlain
Cokey Falkow ... Army Officer
Milo Twomey Milo Twomey ... Sergeant Major
Susan Wooldridge ... Mrs. Elphinstone
Christopher Hatherall Christopher Hatherall ... Naval Lieutenant
Taliyah Blair Taliyah Blair ... Lillian
Robert Carlyle ... Ogilvy


Wandering ever further astray from the original H.G. Wells source material, the population of London, all 200 of them, heads on foot toward the English Channel in a surprisingly calm and collected fashion. Amy and Frederick join the crowd. From somewhere in the countryside, George also decides to make his way to the English Channel, miraculously arriving at the next sand dune over from where Amy and Frederick have arrived at just about the same time. Frederick orders Amy into an escaping lifeboat while he remains behind; it's women and children first. From her lifeboat, Amy sees George and Frederick reunited on the strand, and she accordingly jumps out of her lifeboat. George, meanwhile, has seen Amy jump overboard and he accordingly swims out to meet her. Remaining on the beach, Frederick is swept up in the crowd which a Martian tripod is annihilating, but the tripod is struck by artillery and collapses before it can evaporate Frederick. The trio grabs someone's young daughter and ...

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Episode 2
24 November 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

After an underwhelming opening episode.

The second episode of The War of the Worlds was a marginal improvement.

George is desperately looking for pregnant Amy. However he is forcibly conscripted to fight the Martian tripods. One soldier thinks that a sphere lying in the water would be like shooting fish in the barrel. A big mistake.

In London, Amy is desperately looking for news of George. Amy through George's brother Frederick tries to convince the Minister of War of the Martian menace and strong action needs to be taken against them.

The clunkiness in the writing shows when everyone heads towards the coast and are miraculously reunited. The story then tails off too much after that.

When we see the Martian tripod, the special effects are good but we do not see enough of them. This is supposed to be the war of the worlds but here done a bit on the cheap.

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