BBC War of the Worlds

BBC War of the Worlds

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Zirconia

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33,454 posts

232 months

Sunday 29th September
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Apparently.
Trailer looks good but only seen through third party sights.
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/the-war-of-the-world...

Looks good.

Eric Mc

108,205 posts

213 months

Sunday 29th September
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At long last - a faithful (hopefully) retelling of the original story.

I've stood beside the depression at Horsell Common where the first Martian machine landed.

Zirconia

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33,454 posts

232 months

Sunday 29th September
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BBC ran an ad just after I posted it. Spooky, but yeah, looks the business, will it deliver.

Side note, Jeff Wayne’s war of the world tour is well worth it when it is on the road.

pidsy

5,166 posts

105 months

Sunday 29th September
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Hoping this does the original musical justice.

The audible version done with Taron Egerton was awful.

g3org3y

14,240 posts

139 months

Sunday 29th September
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Thanks for the link, didn't know about this. Looks really good (and seemingly faithful to the book).

james_TW

15,169 posts

145 months

Monday 30th September
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I didn't know about this either and I'm a huge fan of the Jeff Wayne version - Just seen that the first episode is on the 6th October! biggrin

ETA - I'm leaving the date in above, but google showed episode 1 due on the 6th October. My TV guide app does not.



Edited by james_TW on Monday 30th September 08:27

Zirconia

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33,454 posts

232 months

Monday 30th September
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6th Oct? Superb. I hate the spring announcements for an autumn release.

Edit.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/...

Look at the date. This slipped under the radar. I was searching on BBC 1. BBC ONE returned better results rolleyes

Edit. Er..... I hope this is not a lemon.
https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2019-09-29/when-is...

Edited by Zirconia on Monday 30th September 08:51

Crossflow Kid

11,272 posts

139 months

Monday 30th September
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pidsy said:
Hoping this does the original musical justice.
laugh
The “musical” is based on a classic science fiction novel by HG Wells (as was the Tom Cruise movie).
Go and sit in the corner.

Crossflow Kid

11,272 posts

139 months

Monday 30th September
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Radio Times said:
“HG Wells’ seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times, but it’s always had a contemporary (and American) setting,” director Craig Viveiros said. “This is the first version to be set in London and [its environs] during the Edwardian period.”
However, George and Amy – Spall and Tomlinson’s characters – are a new addition.
rolleyes bks.
Can’t leave it alone can they?
Still, I guess having a white, middle aged physically able male of undisclosed (because it’s irrelevant) sexuality as the solo lead character is just so last century.
Will the Artillery Man be rebranded as some kind of war criminal?

Edited by Crossflow Kid on Monday 30th September 09:14

pidsy

5,166 posts

105 months

Monday 30th September
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Crossflow Kid said:
pidsy said:
Hoping this does the original musical justice.
laugh
The “musical” is based on a classic science fiction novel by HG Wells (as was the Tom Cruise movie).
Go and sit in the corner.
Yes. I’m well aware of that fact thanks. I know Jeff’s daughter.

Zirconia

Original Poster:

33,454 posts

232 months

Monday 30th September
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Crossflow Kid said:
pidsy said:
Hoping this does the original musical justice.
laugh
The “musical” is based on a classic science fiction novel by HG Wells (as was the Tom Cruise movie).
Go and sit in the corner.
I was wondering.....

I have the large tome with seven or so of HG Wells stories in. Not sure what year but £4.95 and part published by the same firm that initially published his works.

Crossflow Kid

11,272 posts

139 months

Monday 30th September
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pidsy said:
Yes. I’m well aware of that fact thanks. I know Jeff’s daughter.
Fair enough. Just seems a bit misdirected to hope that a TV adaption of a classic novel does justice to the musician adaptation of said novel as opposed to the source material itself.

PS My dad knew Lloyd-George.
Or something.

pidsy

5,166 posts

105 months

Monday 30th September
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Crossflow Kid said:
pidsy said:
Yes. I’m well aware of that fact thanks. I know Jeff’s daughter.
Fair enough. Just seems a bit misdirected to hope that a TV adaption of a classic novel does justice to the musician adaptation of said novel as opposed to the source material itself.

PS My dad knew Lloyd-George.
Or something.
Haha. It’s all good.

I was referencing the terrible version that Audible did.
I’m just hoping that if they do put any of the music in, it won’t be as bad as that version.

It could be a black screen for 2 hours and it would be better than Tom Cruises effort.


Zirconia

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33,454 posts

232 months

Monday 30th September
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Never got the Audible version, they ruined Dune. I started to look for certain narrators and avoided the mixed up ones.

Venturist

2,819 posts

143 months

Monday 30th September
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pidsy said:
Haha. It’s all good.

I was referencing the terrible version that Audible did.
I’m just hoping that if they do put any of the music in, it won’t be as bad as that version.

It could be a black screen for 2 hours and it would be better than Tom Cruises effort.
I quite liked it. The bit where the tripod first comes out of the ground and plays that foghorn sound - genuinely chilling.

JackThrust

146 posts

111 months

Monday 30th September
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"Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall play George and Amy, a couple defying the prejudices of society as they attempt to start a life together"

Was it frowned upon to fancy gingers back then?

Fingers crossed for this, I really hope they have HMS Thunderchild in it.

james_TW

15,169 posts

145 months

Monday 30th September
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JackThrust said:
Fingers crossed for this, I really hope they have HMS Thunderchild in it.
This to me will define it - Will it be awesome? What will the CGI be like for "that scene"?


dvb70

92 posts

55 months

Monday 30th September
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Good too see they have found a way to get a strong female character in to this. Honestly I wish the BBC could just make something without this type of bullst. What's wrong with a straight up period correct adaptation that's never actually been done before.

I may be reading to much into it but the trailer very much makes me think we will be seeing a strong female character and a love story shoehorned in.

Zirconia

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33,454 posts

232 months

Monday 30th September
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james_TW said:
JackThrust said:
Fingers crossed for this, I really hope they have HMS Thunderchild in it.
This to me will define it - Will it be awesome? What will the CGI be like for "that scene"?
One article did say it would have been out sooner but they were not happy with the CGI.

It would be good to see the artillery mans idea shown in detail.

Eric Mc

108,205 posts

213 months

Monday 30th September
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dvb70 said:
Good too see they have found a way to get a strong female character in to this. Honestly I wish the BBC could just make something without this type of bullst. What's wrong with a straight up period correct adaptation that's never actually been done before.

I may be reading to much into it but the trailer very much makes me think we will be seeing a strong female character and a love story shoehorned in.
The main characters wife and his love and concern for her is a main part of the original story.

Have you ever read it?