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30th Apr '16 4:48:13 PM Yoshiman400
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7Z6Sf_CMR4The Fighting Machine]]" for when the Tripods attack.

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7Z6Sf_CMR4The com/watch?v=T7Z6Sf_CMR4 The Fighting Machine]]" for when the Tripods attack.



** And the motif comes back at the end of "Dead London" once the journalist realizes that the Martians have been killed. While this reprise is without vocal accompaniment, it can represent the million to one chance that the Martians ''lost''.



* OrphanedReference: The Black Smoke is only ever mentioned as not working against the Thunderchild.

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* OrphanedReference: The Black Smoke is only ever mentioned as not working against the Thunderchild.Thunder Child. It is also briefly mentioned during the scene at the Parson's house.



* SpokenWordInMusic: The album has narration read by actor Richard Burton.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: The album has narration read by actor Richard Burton. The re-recording features Liam Neeson in place of the late Burton.



* UncommonTime: The verses to "Thunder Child" are in 7/4, and the motifs spawning from "The Eve of the War" contain some 6/4 and 5/4 (the latter notably on "but still...they come").



* YouCantThwartStageOne: The first [[WhatAreRecords disc]] is "The Coming Of The Martians", the second is "The Earth Under The Martians". The break comes when the Martian domination is complete.

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* YouCantThwartStageOne: The first [[WhatAreRecords disc]] is "The Coming Of The Martians", the second is "The Earth Under The Martians".Martians" (which was also how Wells divided his novel). The break comes when the Martian domination is complete.



* YouShallNotPass: The Thunderchild holding off the fighting machines while the civilian ships escaped. Albeit they do escape safely, and the Thunderchild manages to take down one of the tripods, [[CurbStompBattle the poor ironclad is completely obliterated]], leaving mankind completely defenseless. Cue [[YouCantThwartStageOne "The Earth Under The Martians"]].
** Note that in the novel, the battle goes a bit better in that what is stated in the musical. The heat rays set off the Thunderchild's boilers, [[TakingYouWithMe bringing down a second of the three attacking Martian machines]].

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* YouShallNotPass: The Thunderchild Thunder Child holding off the fighting machines while the civilian ships escaped. Albeit they do escape safely, and the Thunderchild Thunder Child manages to take down one of the tripods, [[CurbStompBattle the poor ironclad is completely obliterated]], leaving mankind completely defenseless. Cue [[YouCantThwartStageOne "The Earth Under The Martians"]].
** Note that in the novel, the battle goes a bit better in that what is stated in the musical. The heat rays set off the Thunderchild's Thunder Child's boilers, [[TakingYouWithMe bringing down a second of the three attacking Martian machines]].



** Yet again for the Final Arena Tour, where they refined some existing scenes such as adding crew to the ''Thunderchild'' and having the ship trade more shots with the Martians (notably it now takes down ''two'' machines, as per the original book). They also added additional scenes for Carrie and "H.G Wells".
* BookEnds: The Final Arena Tour features H.G Wells appearing at the start and end of the piece to expand on the book's anti-war / HumansAreTheRealMonsters theme.

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** Yet again for the Final Arena Tour, where they refined some existing scenes such as adding crew to the ''Thunderchild'' ''Thunder Child'' and having the ship trade more shots with the Martians (notably it now takes down ''two'' machines, as per the original book). They also added additional scenes for Carrie and "H.G G. Wells".
* BookEnds: The Final Arena Tour features H.G G. Wells appearing at the start and end of the piece to expand on the book's anti-war / HumansAreTheRealMonsters theme.



** Naturally, during ''Thunderchild'', there is a shot in the background film that almost perfectly emulates the album cover.

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** Naturally, during ''Thunderchild'', ''Thunder Child'', there is a shot in the background film that almost perfectly emulates the album cover.



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

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** H.G G. Wells also briefly references the Constrictor, Bombarding Machine and Xeno Telepath (also from the PC game)
18th Apr '16 3:42:20 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Quite a few over the course of the show's run, including Marti Pellow, Jason Donovan, [[TheXFactor Rhydian Roberts]], [[AtomicKitten Liz McClamon]] and Kerry Ellis.
16th Feb '16 5:57:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* LargeHam: Phil Lynott as Parson Nathaniel spends most of his time eating any scenery which isn't nailed down ("A ''SIGN''! I have been given a ''SIGN''!") and is easily the biggest ham in the entire piece -- impressive, when considering he's up against Creator/RichardBurton (no slouch in the hamminess stakes himself when he felt like it). David Essex as The Artilleryman deserves a mention too; he may be relatively tame in his first appearance, but becomes deliciously unhinged in the SanitySlippageSong "Brave New World" ("YES, AND WE! WILL HAVE TO BE! THE CHOSEN FEEEEEEEEEEW!")

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* LargeHam: Phil Lynott as Parson Nathaniel spends most of his time eating any scenery which isn't nailed down ("A ''SIGN''! I have been given a ''SIGN''!") and is easily the biggest ham in the entire piece -- impressive, when considering he's up against Creator/RichardBurton (no slouch in the hamminess stakes himself when he felt like it).it), and doubly so considering the lack of scenery to begin with. David Essex as The Artilleryman deserves a mention too; he may be relatively tame in his first appearance, but becomes deliciously unhinged in the SanitySlippageSong "Brave New World" ("YES, AND WE! WILL HAVE TO BE! THE CHOSEN FEEEEEEEEEEW!")
31st Jan '16 3:03:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* OrphanedReference: The Black Smoke is only ever mentioned as not working against the Thunderchild.
26th Sep '15 10:17:41 AM Epithumia
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* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: In the Epilogue, Canberra is confusingly pronounced "can-BERRA" rather than "CAN-bra".
13th Sep '15 4:28:06 PM dangerdan97
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[HeroicSacrifice Farewell]], ''[[CoolShip Thunder Child]]'']]
24th Aug '15 2:37:03 PM passivesmoking
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* GiantEnemyCrab: The Martian Handling machine is described as "a squat, metallic spider with huge, articulated claws", and is enough to carry an unspecified number of humans in a giant basket upon its back.

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* GiantEnemyCrab: The Martian Handling machine is described as "a squat, metallic spider with huge, articulated claws", and is large enough to carry an unspecified number of humans in a giant basket upon its back.
24th Aug '15 2:28:22 PM passivesmoking
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* NothingIsScarier: Despite there being several pieces of artwork based on the musical, several of which depict the machines, not one provides a clear image of the Martians (the closest we get is one image depicting the fall of the Martians, in which birds can be seen tearing what appears to be flesh out of the cockpits of the machines). Their strange and otherworldly appearance is left entirely up to the listener's imagination, which might be for the better considering the films had a tendency to turn them into HumanoidAliens.

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* NothingIsScarier: Despite there being several pieces of artwork based on the musical, several of which depict the machines, not one provides a clear image of the Martians (the closest we get is one image depicting the fall of the Martians, in which birds can be seen tearing what appears to be flesh out of the cockpits of the machines). Their strange and otherworldly appearance is left entirely up to the listener's imagination, which might be for the better considering the films had a tendency to turn them into HumanoidAliens. There is a sparse description (below) of their physical characteristics when they first emerge from the Horsell Common cylinder, and the narrator notes later that they are "composed entirely of brain", making bodies as they need.
--> Two luminous disk-like eyes appeared above the rim. A huge rounded bulk, larger than a bear, rose up slowly, glistening like wet leather. Its lipless mouth quivered and slathered, and snakelike tentacles writhed as the clumsy body heaved and pulsated...
24th Aug '15 2:20:27 PM passivesmoking
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* GiantEnemyCrab: The Martian Handling machine is described as "a squat, metallic spider with huge, articulated claws", and is enough to carry an unspecified number of humans in a giant basket upon its back.
19th Apr '15 4:26:11 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* ShoutOut: The "[[https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/9220184949_c96f2052bc_b.jpg Parson Nathaniel]]" painting in the CD booklet is a (mirror-flipped) visual reference to Salvador Dalí's painting [[http://i.imgur.com/6xTS4pP.jpg The Temptation of St. Anthony]], with Parson Nathaniel taking the role of St. Anthony and the tripods standing in for the monstrous horse and elephants.

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* ShoutOut: The "[[https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/9220184949_c96f2052bc_b.jpg Parson Nathaniel]]" painting in the CD booklet is a (mirror-flipped) visual reference to Salvador Dalí's painting [[http://i.imgur.com/6xTS4pP.jpg The Temptation of St. Anthony]], Anthony]] (probably NSFW), with Parson Nathaniel taking the role of St. Anthony and the tripods standing in for the monstrous horse and elephants.
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