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    BBC War of the worlds

    Starts tonight at 2100....anyone else watching?

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    Iíll give it a watch

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    Coincidentally i watched the 2005 movie last night. For probably the fifth or 6th time. I've always loved Jeff Wayne's musical version.

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    Really looking forward to this, hope it does it justice


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    Is Tom Cruise in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizz View Post
    Really looking forward to this, hope it does it justice


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    At least it's set in the correct year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr noble View Post
    Is Tom Cruise in it?
    Not this time

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    For "anyone watching it?" substitute "Eleanor Tomlinson is in it". Self-answering question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    Iíll give it a watch
    I think I'll keep all my watches, but I may still check this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie215 View Post
    At least it's set in the correct year.
    And correct location. I shall be watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve27752 View Post
    And correct location. I shall be watching.
    ĎWokingí, just down the road from me


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr noble View Post
    Is Tom Cruise in it?
    Coming this fall: Directed by Tom Cruise, Produced by Tom Cruise, starring Tom Cruise.

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    Timer set thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Timer set thank you.
    No problem....lets hope it doesn't disappoint

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    Looking forward to it. Some of the clips in the advert look like they have tried to recreate the artwork in Jeff Wayne's brilliant album. Hopefully that sort of attention to detail bodes well. Just hope the BBC dont pepper it with their usual thinly disguised anti-brexit propaganda and out of time (for the drama concerned) political correctness.

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    Looks to be better than the 2005 offering judging by the trailer 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Coincidentally i watched the 2005 movie last night. For probably the fifth or 6th time. I've always loved Jeff Wayne's musical version.
    When I was young my dad bought that album and played it continuously it seemed and it left a big impression on me. Still love listening to it now and the artwork with the album was fantastic, particularly the misty Horsell Common picture. Even now when I pass a similar looking location early in the morning or at dusk the album artwork image comes into my head.

    Very much looking forward to the series and Iím currently reading the original H G Wells book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Looking forward to it. Some of the clips in the advert look like they have tried to recreate the artwork in Jeff Wayne's brilliant album. Hopefully that sort of attention to detail bodes well. Just hope the BBC dont pepper it with their usual thinly disguised anti-brexit propaganda and out of time (for the drama concerned) political correctness.

    I canít believe youíve managed to get the B word into a HG Wells thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    I canít believe youíve managed to get the B word into a HG Wells thread.
    Reading it back not can I! But the beeb can't help themselves it seems to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    When I was young my dad bought that album and played it continuously it seemed and it left a big impression on me. Still love listening to it now and the artwork with the album was fantastic, particularly the misty Horsell Common picture. Even now when I pass a similar looking location early in the morning or at dusk the album artwork image comes into my head.

    Very much looking forward to the series and Iím currently reading the original H G Wells book.

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    This thread had me listening to it today, Neil. First time in quite a while and my younger days came flooding back.

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    Think I'm going to have to dig out the cd for in the car...............OOOOOOOoooolaaaaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    This thread had me listening to it today, Neil. First time in quite a while and my younger days came flooding back.
    Indeed Tony and I was 9 when the album was released so not surprisingly it had a big impact on me.

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    Just dug out the album. Itís such a classic


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    its very good, some "dark" moments, far better than the tom cruise crap

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    Think I maybe give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Reading it back not can I! But the beeb can't help themselves it seems to me.
    Well unless you've heard "The chances of anything coming from Brexit negotiations are a million to one" in the trailer, I wonder if it's the BBC or you..

    I'm looking forward to it, although I understand the red headed woman plays a character not in the original novel, so you may find it's been too altered for your taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Well unless you've heard "The chances of anything coming from Brexit negotiations are a million to one" in the trailer, I wonder if it's the BBC or you..

    I'm looking forward to it, although I understand the red headed woman plays a character not in the original novel, so you may find it's been too altered for your taste.

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    Dont concern yourself about me, it's the BBC definitely lol. I'm not overly concerned about deviations from the novel such as an extra new character for example, more a complete reworking a la Tom Cruise. And as stated in my earlier post I think it bodes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    This thread had me listening to it today, Neil. First time in quite a while and my younger days came flooding back.
    I didnít know it was originally available as a 78.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    I didnít know it was originally available as a 78.

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    Some of you that maybe haven't invested time in the book may be a little disappointed, from the trailer it looks like a very good effort to stay true to the novel, so not quite as 'Holywood' with the accompanying fireworks.
    Last edited by number2; 17th November 2019 at 18:14.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    On another thread, I recommended the authorised sequel "The Massacre of Mankind" by Stephen Baxter. It's excellent, and follows on in a much expanded way beautifully.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    I had the album but somehow lost it. Remember it having the machines on the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    On another thread, I recommended the authorised sequel "The Massacre of Mankind" by Stephen Baxter. It's excellent, and follows on in a much expanded way beautifully.
    Thanks it's now on my list.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizz View Post
    ĎWokingí, just down the road from me
    Not sure about Woking but apparently itís a ďwokeĒ version to satisfy the PC BBC at the expense of any attempt at period authenticity. Thatís what I read, anyway.

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    I'm looking forward to watching it, hope it lives up to expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gee252 View Post
    I'm looking forward to watching it, hope it lives up to expectations.
    Yes..... not too long to wait now.

    I believe it has already aired abroad weeks ago.

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    I remember this version from when I was a kid. It was very scary then but looks rather weak now.

    https://youtu.be/6zrn1pp0NgU

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajdh View Post
    I remember this version from when I was a kid. It was very scary then but looks rather weak now.

    https://youtu.be/6zrn1pp0NgU
    Great trailer
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    So far, effects, over-loud sound track, wafer-thin script.


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    Very slow, cgi and real actors completely separate shots, looks budget!

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    I'm in no great rush to see episodes 2 and 3

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    The jury is out on this one. Hoped for better, expected worse.

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    A bit......meh

    Will probably watch ep2 though

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    Positives:

    Eleanor Tomlinson is in it.

    Negatives:

    They blew up the George & Dragon in Great Budworth.

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    Been excited for this since I heard about it last year as a friend of a friend lives by a village they were filming in. Apparently one of the filming cranes fell on someone's Bentley

    Personally thought it felt like a mix of Clover field, doctor who and Downton abbey. What a load of shat.

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    I lost interest when it looked like the poor dog copped it. Having said that, if the series prompts people to read the novel then itís no bad thing.

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    It too sure on this as yet, hope second episode is better.


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    Well, that was disappointing.

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    Not impressed at all

    Might watch episode 2 to see if it improves

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    Hmmm....not sure yet. But it beats Poldark or Downton Abbey on a Sunday night.

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