BBC War of the Worlds

BBC War of the Worlds

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gregs656

4,288 posts

129 months

Tuesday 1st October
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RogerDodger said:
Because religion seems to have become untouchable on the BBC. They are usually scared to death of offending any one particular sect .
As long as someone gets a shovel to the face.

CrutyRammers

9,575 posts

146 months

Tuesday 1st October
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Pleased that somebody is finally doing a version in the right period. The book is a masterpiece IMO.

Evangelion

5,299 posts

126 months

Tuesday 1st October
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I don't like to prejudge things before the fact, but I'm already predicting that the BBC will make a better job of this than Fox does ...

nebpor

319 posts

183 months

Tuesday 1st October
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Cantaloupe said:
Worry not my wee bairns , the BBC will shoehorn in all sort of characters not in the novel, people of ethnicity,
alternative sexuality and disability.

Poor wee lamb - does that threaten your own sexuality and ethnicity?

Ian974

2,138 posts

147 months

Tuesday 1st October
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Been looking forward to seeing this and happy to just wait and see the results before passing judgement.
Love the book, the Jeff Wayne album and have to admit to liking the 2005 film as well.

Johnnytheboy

18,851 posts

134 months

Wednesday 2nd October
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There's a rather cracking graphic novel too by Ian Edington and D'Israeli, but no trace of it on Amazon

Edited by Johnnytheboy on Wednesday 2nd October 15:08

Morningside

23,307 posts

177 months

Thursday 3rd October
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Did send a couple of chills watching the trailer. I'm really looking forward to it.

Be vastly more interesting that the usual crap cooking, crime and dancing shows.

Brads67

1,917 posts

46 months

Thursday 3rd October
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Gadz I hope they get this right.

Fundoreen

1,003 posts

31 months

Thursday 3rd October
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It's still a mystery as to when its on.

Zirconia

Original Poster:

33,333 posts

232 months

Thursday 3rd October
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Autumn 2019.........

Say the twitter feed, let you know soon they say.

Halb

50,125 posts

131 months

Thursday 3rd October
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THe best graphic novel I've read on the story is when the martians turn up in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Brilliant story.

Cantaloupe

744 posts

8 months

Thursday 3rd October
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dvb70 said:
I thought this was the place to enjoy a good rant based on a flimsy premise?
It's what PH is for, never change it.

Zirconia

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33,333 posts

232 months

Thursday 3rd October
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Hoping there is a 4k version.

Halb

50,125 posts

131 months

Thursday 3rd October
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the tom cruise version where he played a pretty good world warrior was just too stupid.
Zirconia said:
One particular book (not HG Wells) had several versions in different media types endorsed/written by the author and they were all good though the film took a second viewing for me. I await to see what War of the Worlds is like and hope it is done well.
which?

Zirconia

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33,333 posts

232 months

Thursday 3rd October
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Halb said:
which?
Hitch Hikers Guide.
Book, radio then TV then film.

All with differences. I have the. radio play scripts. Adams passed away before the film but it was his work.

Then Dirk Gently tv series, not as per book and years after Adams but I enjoyed it a lot.

Mr Wells is not around obviously. I hope it is something he would have approved of.


CrutyRammers

9,575 posts

146 months

Friday 4th October
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Halb said:
the tom cruise version where he played a pretty good world warrior was just too stupid.
I liked it. He wasn't really a hero character at all in that, very flawed, but managed to survive despite everything else he touched turning to crap.
The problem with versions set in the modern age is that they have to invent force fields and stuff to explain away our improved weaponry. The story works much better when it was actually set.
Also IIRC their primary weapon is their black smoke, a gas weapon, but that is always ignored in the films. Done properly it could be as or more chilling than the heat rays.

Morningside

23,307 posts

177 months

Friday 4th October
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Zirconia said:
Then Dirk Gently tv series, not as per book and years after Adams but I enjoyed it a lot.
That was a really good series and killed off by the BBC. I thought Stephen Mangan was perfect for the part.

g3org3y

14,228 posts

139 months

Friday 4th October
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CrutyRammers said:
Halb said:
the tom cruise version where he played a pretty good world warrior was just too stupid.
I liked it. He wasn't really a hero character at all in that, very flawed, but managed to survive despite everything else he touched turning to crap.
I liked him. I hated his kids.

DSLiverpool

11,633 posts

150 months

Saturday 12th October
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Guys when is this on - can’t see it on the iPlayer

cuprabob

8,164 posts

162 months

Saturday 12th October
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DSLiverpool said:
Guys when is this on - can’t see it on the iPlayer
No date yet, just "Autumn 2019"