History Series / WarOfTheWorlds

17th Jan '17 5:58:59 AM tropeman2017
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* UnresolvedPlotThread: Quinn, a radiation-resistant alien who was stranded on Earth after the first invasion; Q'tara, who helped the Blackwood team and promised to bring reinforcements (actually intending [[spoiler:to preserve humanity [[ToServeMan as a food source]] ]]); the threat of another invasion force that would be coming in five years; the fate of an alien/human hybrid newborn taken by aliens in the episode "Unto US A Child Is Born."

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* UnresolvedPlotThread: Quinn, a radiation-resistant alien who was stranded on Earth after the first invasion; Q'tara, who helped the Blackwood team and promised to bring reinforcements (actually intending [[spoiler:to preserve humanity [[ToServeMan as a food source]] ]]); the threat of another invasion force that would be coming in five years; the fate of an alien/human hybrid newborn taken by aliens in the episode "Unto US Us A Child Is Born."
17th Jan '17 5:56:42 AM tropeman2017
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* UnresolvedPlotThread: Quinn, a radiation-resistant alien who was stranded on Earth after the first invasion; Q'tara, who helped the Blackwood team and promised to bring reinforcements (actually intending [[spoiler:to preserve humanity [[ToServeMan as a food source]] ]]); the threat of another invasion force that would be coming in five years.

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* UnresolvedPlotThread: Quinn, a radiation-resistant alien who was stranded on Earth after the first invasion; Q'tara, who helped the Blackwood team and promised to bring reinforcements (actually intending [[spoiler:to preserve humanity [[ToServeMan as a food source]] ]]); the threat of another invasion force that would be coming in five years.years; the fate of an alien/human hybrid newborn taken by aliens in the episode "Unto US A Child Is Born."
16th Dec '16 9:43:14 PM crazyrabbits
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* CanadaEh: Shot in and around the Mississauga and Toronto in the Ontario area; many significant landmarks can be spotted during the series.

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* CanadaEh: Shot in and around the Mississauga and Toronto in the Ontario area; many area. Many significant landmarks can be spotted during the series.



* EvilDetectingDog: In one episode Debi gets a dog just so it can bark at an alien infiltrator. This doesn't go well for the dog; the infiltrator promptly kills it and hides the body.

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* EvilDetectingDog: In one episode episode, Debi gets a dog just so it can bark at an alien infiltrator. This doesn't go well for the dog; dog -- the infiltrator promptly kills it and hides the body.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Many episodes end in a standstill, with the Blackwood team only being able to stop an immediate threat, instead of stopping the aliens outright.
** This is likely also why the Advocacy was executed by the Morthren.

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Many episodes end in a standstill, with the Blackwood team only being able to stop an immediate threat, instead of stopping the aliens outright.
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outright. This is likely also why the Advocacy was executed by the Morthren.



* FantasticDrug: The crystal in "The Second Seal" and the music embeds in "Choirs of Angels"; Harrison suffers a painful withdrawal from the latter.

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* FantasticDrug: The crystal in "The Second Seal" and the music embeds in "Choirs of Angels"; Angels". Harrison suffers a painful withdrawal from the latter.



* ForgottenPhlebotinum: In the first season Episode "Vengeance is mine" the aliens [[spoiler: want to get their grubby tentacles on a lot of rubies so they can build some laser guns.]] They decide that stealing them would draw too much attention, so they decide to buy them by stealing money, instead of using their well established ability to simply take someone over to get what they want.

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* ForgottenPhlebotinum: In the first season Episode "Vengeance is mine" Mine", the aliens [[spoiler: want to get their grubby tentacles on a lot of rubies so they can build some laser guns.]] guns. They decide that stealing them would draw too much attention, so they decide to buy them by stealing money, instead of using their well established well-established ability to simply take someone over to get what they want.



* OhCrap: In the pilot, Blackwood and his team, having just dealt with a [[spoiler:merged Akin]], suddenly hear an all-too-familiar noise coming from the three war machines in the warehouse...and do the only logical thing: RunOrDie, pursued by the war machines and their newly merged human/alien hybrid crews.

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* OhCrap: In the pilot, Blackwood and his team, having just dealt with a [[spoiler:merged Akin]], suddenly hear an all-too-familiar noise coming from the three war machines in the warehouse... and do the only logical thing: RunOrDie, pursued by the war machines and their newly merged human/alien hybrid crews.



** The second invasion force may have been the second season Morthren, since evidently enough time has passed for the world to become a CrapsackWorld.



** Omega Squadron (Ironhorse's military unit) join the fight against the Morthren during the Blackwood Estate assault in the second season premiere. They fight off several Morthren, and are last seen holding the perimeter (which is empty) at the estate. Then, they suddenly disappear after it's destroyed, and are never seen or referenced again. Considering they were loyal to Ironhorse and Kincaid, they end up being no more than RedShirts.



** Omega Squadron (Ironhorse's military unit) joins the fight against the Morthren during the Blackwood Estate assault in the second season premiere. They fight off several Morthren, and at least one soldier (who is shown to have been injured) is seen killing the last two enemies before the real Ironhorse goes inside. Then, they suddenly disappear after the house is destroyed, and are never seen or referenced again. Considering they were loyal to Ironhorse and Kincaid, they end up being no more than RedShirts.



* WriterOnBoard: Frank Mancuso Jr.

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* WriterOnBoard: Frank Mancuso Jr., who took over production at the beginning of the second season and promptly set about changing many aspects of the story and characters to fit a newly-revealed CrapsackWorld.
10th Dec '16 2:36:58 PM Xtifr
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War of the Worlds (1988-1990) was a television series. For the novel that inspired this series, see ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.

Based on the 1953 movie, '''''War of the Worlds''''' added cold war sensibilities and a liberal dose of ''Invasion of the Body Snatchers'' to create the prototype for alien invasion SciFi in the 1990s.

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War ''War of the Worlds Worlds'' (1988-1990) was a television series. For the novel that inspired this series, see ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.

Based on the 1953 movie, '''''War ''War of the Worlds''''' Worlds'' added cold war sensibilities and a liberal dose of ''Invasion of the Body Snatchers'' to create the prototype for alien invasion SciFi in the 1990s.
16th Apr '16 10:49:00 AM nombretomado
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* Debi [=McCullough=] (Rachel Blanchard, later of ''[[Main.SeventhHeaven Seventh Heaven]]''), Suzanne's young daughter. Rarely involved in the action in any way until season 2, but the only major supporting character with an ongoing presence in season 1.

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* Debi [=McCullough=] (Rachel Blanchard, later of ''[[Main.SeventhHeaven Seventh Heaven]]''), ''Series/SeventhHeaven''), Suzanne's young daughter. Rarely involved in the action in any way until season 2, but the only major supporting character with an ongoing presence in season 1.
1st Apr '16 11:36:48 PM nombretomado
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Though the show is now mostly forgotten (for many years, the show's owners at Paramount denied that it had ever even existed), its influences can be seen in many of the series that followed, such as ''Series/FirstWave'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''EarthFinalConflict'' and ''Series/DarkSkies''.

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Though the show is now mostly forgotten (for many years, the show's owners at Paramount denied that it had ever even existed), its influences can be seen in many of the series that followed, such as ''Series/FirstWave'', ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''EarthFinalConflict'' ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' and ''Series/DarkSkies''.
14th Mar '16 10:49:36 AM Geoduck
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* AssholeVictim: The gang of terrorists who inadvertently let the aliens loose in the pilot episode and get possessed by them.


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* IntoxicationEnsues: In one episode Blackwood and [=McCullough=] accidentally get zapped by an alien device that causes them to lose their inhibitions.
28th Jan '16 5:52:48 PM MarkLungo
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[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wotw-head-120.gif]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The first season cast. Left to right: Colonel Ironhorse (Richard Chaves), Dr. Blackwood (Jared Martin), Norton Drake (Philip Akin) and Dr. [=McCullough=].]]



* YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou: In the pilot episode, "The Resurrection", Harrison makes a point of saying this.

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* YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou: In the pilot episode, "The Resurrection", Harrison makes a point of saying this.this.
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14th Oct '15 5:44:58 PM nombretomado
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* Harrison Blackwood (Jared Martin, previously of ''{{Dallas}}''), project leader, an eccentric scientist and adopted son of the movie's Clayton Forrester. Equal parts TheSpock and the male equivalent of GranolaGirl.

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* Harrison Blackwood (Jared Martin, previously of ''{{Dallas}}''), ''Series/{{Dallas}}''), project leader, an eccentric scientist and adopted son of the movie's Clayton Forrester. Equal parts TheSpock and the male equivalent of GranolaGirl.
7th Sep '15 9:17:48 PM Greenygal
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* CreepyMonotone: How the aliens frequently sound when they're impersonating humans, though they're capable of speaking more naturally if they need to.
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