History Music / JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds

19th Sep '17 9:13:54 PM PaulA
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* MythologyGag: According to the official website's making-of book, the sound of the cylinder opening was created in exactly the same way as it was in the Creator/OrsonWelles radio version: a saucepan being scraped along the rim of a toilet bowl.

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* MythologyGag: According to the official website's making-of book, the sound of the cylinder opening was created in exactly the same way as it was in the Creator/OrsonWelles [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds radio version: version]]: a saucepan being scraped along the rim of a toilet bowl.
28th Aug '17 1:36:36 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:The second epilogue, in which NASA lose contact with a craft landing on Mars...[[OhCrap and see an eerie green mist emanating from Mars]]...]]
26th Jul '17 3:27:54 AM ThatSpyChick
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** Also in the novel, the narrator's vision is cut off by the smoke produced during the battle, and cannot see the fate of the third tripod; when the smoke clears, the third tripod is nowhere to be seen. One can infer that either the Thunder Child managed to take down the third tripod, [[MutualKill ensuring a total victory with its sacrifice]], or that the third tripod fled very quickly, possibly due to injuries.

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** Also in the novel, the narrator's vision is cut off by the smoke produced during the battle, and cannot see the fate of the third tripod; when the smoke clears, the third tripod is nowhere to be seen. One can infer that either the Thunder Child managed to take down the third tripod, [[MutualKill ensuring a total victory over the three tripods with its sacrifice]], or that the third tripod fled very quickly, possibly due to injuries.
26th Jul '17 3:21:37 AM ThatSpyChick
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** Also in the novel, the narrator's vision is cut off by the smoke produced by the battle, and cannot see the fate of the third tripod; when the smoke clears, the third tripod is nowhere to be seen. One can infer that either the Thunder Child managed to take down the third tripod, [[MutualKill ensuring a total victory with its sacrifice]], or that the third tripod fled very quickly, possibly due to injuries.

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** Also in the novel, the narrator's vision is cut off by the smoke produced by during the battle, and cannot see the fate of the third tripod; when the smoke clears, the third tripod is nowhere to be seen. One can infer that either the Thunder Child managed to take down the third tripod, [[MutualKill ensuring a total victory with its sacrifice]], or that the third tripod fled very quickly, possibly due to injuries.
26th Jul '17 3:21:05 AM ThatSpyChick
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** Also in the novel, the narrator's vision is cut off by the smoke produced by the battle, and cannot see the fate of the third tripod; when the smoke clears, the third tripod is nowhere to be seen. One can infer that either the Thunder Child managed to take down the third tripod, [[TakeThat ensuring a total victory with its sacrifice]], or that the third tripod fled very quickly, possibly due to injuries.

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** Also in the novel, the narrator's vision is cut off by the smoke produced by the battle, and cannot see the fate of the third tripod; when the smoke clears, the third tripod is nowhere to be seen. One can infer that either the Thunder Child managed to take down the third tripod, [[TakeThat [[MutualKill ensuring a total victory with its sacrifice]], or that the third tripod fled very quickly, possibly due to injuries.
26th Jul '17 3:18:27 AM ThatSpyChick
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** Also in the novel, the narrator's vision is cut off by the smoke produced by the battle, and cannot see the fate of the third tripod; when the smoke clears, the third tripod is nowhere to be seen. One can infer that either the Thunder Child managed to take down the third tripod, [[TakeThat ensuring a total victory with its sacrifice]], or that the third tripod fled very quickly, possibly due to injuries.
22nd Jun '17 2:50:26 PM MaliciousIllusion
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** [[spoiler: The "New Generation" tour ends the same way, with the added bonus of a NASA scientist on stage losing contact. The martian fighting machine on stage suddenly starts up again, an ominous voice says, "[[AdaptationExpansion The only problem is the humans...]]", and the scientist disappears behind the heat ray.]]

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** [[spoiler: The "New Generation" tour ends the same way, with the added bonus of a NASA scientist on stage losing contact. The martian fighting machine on stage suddenly starts up again, an ominous voice says, "[[AdaptationExpansion "[[AdaptationExpansion The only problem is is, of course, the humans...]]", humans…]]", and the scientist disappears behind the heat ray.]]
19th Jun '17 6:55:11 PM butterflygrrl
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** The song ''The Spirit Of Man'' combines this with the IronicEcho - whilst the embittered, broken and deranged Parson Nathaniel's verses [[{{BSOD Song}} deal with his disillusionment with the sins of those around him, and his delusional belief that the invading Martians are 'demons' sent by Satan to wipe out humanity]], his wife Beth's chorus is an [[IWantSong optimistic, hopeful exhortation to the finest and noblest elements of human nature]]. Then a Martian craft crash-lands on the house in which the characters are sheltering, Beth is crushed under the rubble and Nathaniel takes over her chorus, the lyrics now altered to reflect his bitter, defeatist worldview.

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** The song ''The Spirit Of Man'' combines this with the IronicEcho - whilst the embittered, broken and deranged Parson Nathaniel's verses [[{{BSOD Song}} deal with his disillusionment with the sins of those around him, and his delusional belief that the invading Martians are 'demons' sent by Satan to wipe out humanity]], his wife Beth's chorus is an [[IWantSong optimistic, hopeful exhortation to the finest and noblest elements of human nature]]. Then a Martian craft crash-lands on the house in which the characters are sheltering, [[spoiler: Beth is crushed under the rubble and Nathaniel takes over her chorus, chorus]], the lyrics now altered to reflect his bitter, defeatist worldview.
20th Nov '16 8:30:49 AM SpiritStoner
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** Funnily enough this comes back to bite them, as the machine that gets blown apart in ''The Fighting Machine'' actually crashes '''on top''' of one of the gun teams.


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* RammingAlwaysWorks: The ''Thunderchild'' is shown mowing down one of the fighting machines in its eponymous song (as well as destroying another with gunfire in the second verse).
* RuleOfCool: When "the ghostly, terrible heat-ray (strikes) the town", the background film shows it doing so with the force of ''a small nuke''. The background film also adds extra drama to the battle scenes in both ''The Fighting Machine'' and ''Thunderchild'' with flying machines, additional human RedShirts and ([[OffscreenTeleportation occasionally]]) whole ''ranks'' of fighting machines.
20th Nov '16 7:35:15 AM SpiritStoner
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** Arc Words: He ends each narration with "Listen! Can you hear it drawing near?"

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** Arc Words: ArcWords: He ends each narration with "Listen! Can you hear it drawing near?"near?"
* BadassMoustache: The artillery commander in ''The Fighting Machine'' has a rather impressive one, though ultimately it doesn't do him any good.



* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: The captain of the ''Thunderchild'' in its eponymous song does this to mark his targets, which is probably [[LargeHam more dramatic than technically necessary]], but fits the heroic tone of the song.



** H.G. Wells also briefly references the Constrictor, Bombarding Machine and Xeno Telepath (also from the PC game)

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** H.G. Wells also briefly references the Constrictor, Bombarding Machine and Xeno Telepath (also from the PC game)game) in one of the interludes.



* RuleOfSymbolism: In ''The Red Weed'', with the titular weed slowly enveloping dead bodies, and growing over a church window so that the stained glass figure appears to be CryingBlood.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: In ''The Red Weed'', with the titular weed slowly enveloping dead bodies, and growing over a church window so that the stained glass figure appears to be CryingBlood.crying TearsOfBlood.


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* SwordPointing: The artillery officer (complete with dramatic zoom in) when shouting at his men to open fire during ''The Fighting Machine''.
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