War of the Worlds The Complete Series DVD Review
Based on the groundbreaking novel by H.G. Wells and the 1953 film of the same name, this classic TV series thrusts sci-fi addicts and action-adventure fans directly into the fiery crucible of two wars that will determine the fate of our world.
Release Date: February 6, 2018
Run time: 2005 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Spec: 11 DVD
Decades after it appeared that the ruthless alien invaders were killed off by common bacteria, increased radiation wipes out the Earth-saving organisms. Brought back from suspended animation, the enemy uses their body-snatching ability to adopt human form.
Immediately, the invading force begins formulating plans for final genocidal warfare. In the first explosive season, a small army of human resistance fighters manage to thwart the aliens’ efforts to take over Earth. After this intergalactic battle turns our world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the second season finds the remaining warriors fighting a new wave of invaders.
With all human life at stake, these heroes battle to save what remains of the planet in this powerful Complete Series Collection that includes all 43 thrilling, action-packed episodes of the timeless science fiction epic. 11-disc set, available for the first time in a new shelf-friendly complete series collection.
‘War Of The Worlds’ was an excellent show. There were so many dark moments in the first season, and many endings had hollow victories. The cast was great. Jared Martin gave his all, as did Phil Akin and Richard Chaves. What was unfair was the fact that many things that were building towards the second season NEVER took place, thanks to the fatal change in direction. I personally liked the original aliens compared to the Morthren, but they (the Morthren) had some cool weapons. The first episode of the second season should have been the last episode period, unless the producers could find a way to bring more reinforcements from the original aliens homeworld. That would have been a REAL ‘War of the Worlds’, as the humans could have faced both sets of warring aliens in a battle to save Earth. I’d like to believe that the series could be revived, since one of the early episodes dealt with a list of 10,000 aliens held somewhere that disappeared. It was never revealed if the aliens had it, so it’s possible Quinn (an alien from the 1953 invasion trapped in a disease-free human body) could have taken this list, and gone about his own agenda to take over Earth.
Movie Quality: 9/10
This was a truly entertaining piece of science fiction. It was, along with Earth 2, one of the premier examples of the TV “suits” stopping a good thing. Hopefully we do see some kind of revival in the future.
Overall Rating: 9/10