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Thread #164760   Message #4014727
Posted By: keberoxu
21-Oct-19 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
Subject: RE: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018)
Courtesy of the Canadian online reviewer,
all three episodes are now well and thoroughly spoiled on the Internet.

There are even some pages that have
stolen the episodes themselves for dodgy downloading,
which I don't know how to do even if I wanted to.

Now, I haven't watched anything beyond the BBC trailer.
So my opinions are based on the reviews and remarks of others.


There is no emotional reunion at the end of the series!
The reunion is definite in H. G. Wells's denouement,
and they decided to do WITHOUT it.

The astronomer/scientist Ogilvy is kept alive, although injured,
in order to keep the other survivors company,
and largely -- when the government is blasted to pieces,
and the survivors are turning to the church ministers and religion --
to debate science versus religion with the leaders of the survivors.

Nobody, but nobody, will confirm
that H. G. Wells's HMS Thunderchild
appears in the BBC adaptation.
That said, I have seen no statement that positively denies it either.

One of the lead characters in the adaptation --
not saying which one --
fights with a Martian
and gets eaten for lunch.

Someday something may be presented to the public
that really is faithful to H. G. Wells's original,
but the BBC version is NOT it.