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8th May '16 5:48:57 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* {{Zeerust}}: One particular [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/War_of_the_worlds_illustration_pearson.jpg illustration]] of the tripods drawn by Warwick Goble makes them look atrociously mechanical and clunky, more like walking water towers than anything else. Incidentally, Wells ''hated'' this picture so much that he included a TakeThat against it in a later chapter. Other contemporary illustrations have actually stood the test of time much better.

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* {{Zeerust}}: One particular [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/War_of_the_worlds_illustration_pearson.jpg [[http://johnguycollick.com/warwick-gobles-original-illustrations-to-the-war-of-the-worlds/ illustration]] of the tripods drawn by Warwick Goble makes them look atrociously mechanical and clunky, more like walking water towers than anything else. Incidentally, Wells ''hated'' this picture so much that he included a TakeThat against it in a later chapter. Other contemporary illustrations have actually stood the test of time much better.
16th Apr '16 8:55:24 PM Jeduthun
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* AudioAdaptation:
** Creator/OrsonWelles directed a famous [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds 1938 radio broadcast]] that allegedly tricked people into thinking the Martians had ''really'' invaded.
** And again in 1949, and ''again'' in 1968. WNYC's ''{{RadioLab}}'' did an amazing (and hysterically funny) live show ([[http://www.radiolab.org/2008/mar/24/ hear it in its entirety here]]) depicting exactly what happened, and analyzing human reactions in terms of our need for storytelling.



* DeadlineNews: the radio drama, combined with KillEmAll. Even the ''narrator'' goes down.



* EverybodysDeadDave: In the radio drama, large numbers of people are killed, either by heat rays or poison gas spewed from the alien spaceships. Several "field reporters" make note of this fact before they, too, succumb to the imminent danger. After a cutaway where a reporter describes millions of fleeing New Yorkers dying en masse -- falling victim to gas clouds or falling into the Hudson River to commit suicide -- a ham radio operator desperately calls out, "2X2L calling CQ. Isn't there anyone on the air? Isn't there anyone on the air?! Isn't there ... ''anyone''???!!!"



* Creator/OrsonWelles: Directed a famous 1938 radio broadcast that tricked people into thinking the Martians had ''really'' invaded.
** And again in 1949, and ''again'' in 1968. WNYC's ''{{RadioLab}}'' did an amazing (and hysterically funny) live show ([[http://www.radiolab.org/2008/mar/24/ hear it in its entirety here]]) depicting exactly what happened, and analyzing human reactions in terms of our need for storytelling.
1st Apr '16 4:57:52 PM Kooshmeister
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** Later on, a "lad" is killed by having his blood drained by the Martians.
16th Mar '16 6:54:46 PM PravinLal
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[[caption-width-right:250:[-Once the tripods start to move, no more news comes out of that area.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[-Once the tripods start to move, no [[caption-width-right:250:[-This isn't a war. It never was a war, any more news comes out of that area.than there's a war between man and ants.-] ]]
15th Mar '16 4:36:25 PM DeisTheAlcano
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[[caption-width-right:250:Once the tripods start to move, no more news comes out of that area.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Once [[caption-width-right:250:[-Once the tripods start to move, no more news comes out of that area.-] ]]
25th Jan '16 7:44:59 AM LtFedora
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* ApocalypseWow: Class 0. Much of Southeast England and the Greater London Area is purged of human life and converted to a Martian habitat.
14th Dec '15 3:12:52 PM Sharlee
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** One of the most famous evil alien races in fiction, the Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'', are essentially miniature legless tripods with one-eyed Martian-Expies inside, sporting a DeathRay rather than a Heat Ray.

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** One of the most famous evil alien races in fiction, the Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'', are essentially miniature legless tripods with one-eyed Martian-Expies Martian Nazis inside, sporting a DeathRay rather than a Heat Ray.
14th Dec '15 3:12:30 PM Sharlee
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** One of the most famous evil alien races in fiction, the Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'', are essentially miniature legless tripods sporting a DeathRay rather than a Heat Ray.

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** One of the most famous evil alien races in fiction, the Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'', are essentially miniature legless tripods with one-eyed Martian-Expies inside, sporting a DeathRay rather than a Heat Ray.
14th Dec '15 3:10:58 PM Sharlee
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* SpreadingDisasterMapGraphic: Used by the British military to plot the spread of the lethal Black Smoke, the better to coordinate their artillery and evacuation efforts.
13th Dec '15 7:40:02 AM Sharlee
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* IWillFightSomeMoreForever: In the movie, even after a nuclear weapon is ineffective on the Martians, the military still keeps (ineffectively) using ordnance on them.

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* IWillFightSomeMoreForever: In the movie, even Even after a nuclear weapon is ineffective on the Martians, tripods prove almost impossible to hit, the military still keeps (ineffectively) using ordnance on them.
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