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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:The final destination of the Earth, leading into the DownerEnding]].

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:The final destination of the Earth, leading into as it shows above]].
* EventTitle: ''Asteroid: Fire from
the DownerEnding]].Sky''. This name was given to him after the newscast had told all the information about the asteroids. The news anchor drops the title change before they went to commercials, which causes the banner to change. For viewers who were watching the movie and began to follow it later, they could be confused with this title.


* WhamLine: "I'm so sorry. I'm so so sorry."

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* WhamLine: "I'm [[spoiler:"We declared war against them, people... We did it and they've just decided to respond... so sorry. I'm so so sorry."may God have mercy on us all".]]

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->''"Without Warning" was not an actual newscast. This was a fictional movie.''
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->'''CBS' initial message prior to the broadcast of the film.'''

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->'''CBS' ->--'''CBS' initial message prior to the broadcast of the film.'''


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[[caption-width-right:350:CBS' original broadcast title screen.]]



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->''Fifty-six years ago tonight, America weas shaken to it's core by "War of the Worlds", Orson Welles' classic radio broadcast about an alien invasion of Earth from Mars. Many americans believed visitors from outer space had actually landed and there was nationwide panic. It was the most startling radio broadcast of all time.''

->''On tonight's anniversary of "War of the Worlds", CBS presents another story... Perhaps as disturbing and equally alarming.''

->''What you are about to see is pure fiction. It is not actually happening. But could events depited in this special program someday take place?''

->''Judge for yourself.''

->'''CBS' initial message prior to the broadcast of the film.'''


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The film's original broadcast is on YouTube and you can watch it in its entirely [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmIWcQBv9eQ here]].


Like the 1938 radio production of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' this movie is a PhonyNewscast that was broadcast on [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]], and allegedly more than a few people were taken in by the realism. You don't have to take our word for it, though; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89u81khMVyc it's on YouTube]]. This wasn't the first time American network TV had aired a realistic newscast: in 1983 a nuclear terrorism incident was dramatized in ''Film/SpecialBulletin''.

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Like the 1938 radio production of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' this movie is a PhonyNewscast that was broadcast on [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]], and allegedly more than a few people were taken in by the realism. You don't have to take our word for it, though; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89u81khMVyc it's on YouTube]]. This wasn't the first time American network TV had aired a realistic newscast: in 1983 a nuclear terrorism incident was dramatized in ''Film/SpecialBulletin''.


* ExternalConsistency: If you wanted to clobber multiple points along the same latitude, starting over the pole would be a reasonable way to do it.


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* ShownTheirWork: If you wanted to clobber multiple points along the same latitude, starting over the pole would be a reasonable way to do it.


Like the 1938 radio production of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' this movie is a PhonyNewscast that was broadcast on [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]], and allegedly more than a few people were taken in by the realism. You don't have to take our word for it, though; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89u81khMVyc it's on YouTube]]. This wasn't the first time American network TV had aired a realistic newscast: in 1983 a nuclear terrorism incident was dramatized in ''Film/SpecialBulletin''.

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Like the 1938 radio production of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' this movie is a PhonyNewscast that was broadcast on [[AllHallowsEve [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]], and allegedly more than a few people were taken in by the realism. You don't have to take our word for it, though; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89u81khMVyc it's on YouTube]]. This wasn't the first time American network TV had aired a realistic newscast: in 1983 a nuclear terrorism incident was dramatized in ''Film/SpecialBulletin''.


* InscrutableAliens: Dr. Avram Mandel, the Ignored expert, insists that the aliens are peaceful even when it's clear that they work on BlueAndOrangeMorality. The one thing that is absolutely sure is that they never provide an explanation.

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* InscrutableAliens: Dr. Avram Mandel, the Ignored expert, insists that the aliens are peaceful even when it's clear that they work on BlueAndOrangeMorality. The one thing that is absolutely sure is that they never provide an explanation.explanation or even so much as appear in person.


* InfantImmortality: Set up and then averted. The young 8-year-old girl dies, [[spoiler:and then the rest of humanity]].

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* InscrutableAliens: Dr. Avram Mandel, the Ignored expert, insists that the aliens are peaceful even when it's clear that they work on BlueAndOrangeMorality. The one thing that is absolutely sure is that they never provide an explanation.
* InfantImmortality: Set up and then averted. The young 8-year-old girl dies, [[spoiler:and then the rest of humanity]].humanity. The entire town that was abducted is mentioned to have included children, though]].

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* RiddleForTheAges: Whether or not the aliens abducted the town in Wyoming and why for.


Like the 1938 radio production of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' this movie is a PhonyNewscast that was broadcast on [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]], and allegedly more than a few people were taken in by the realism. You don't have to take our word for it, though; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9xMTA7qhZM it's on YouTube]]. This wasn't the first time American network TV had aired a realistic newscast: in 1983 a nuclear terrorism incident was dramatized in ''Film/SpecialBulletin''.

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Like the 1938 radio production of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' this movie is a PhonyNewscast that was broadcast on [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]], and allegedly more than a few people were taken in by the realism. You don't have to take our word for it, though; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9xMTA7qhZM com/watch?v=89u81khMVyc it's on YouTube]]. This wasn't the first time American network TV had aired a realistic newscast: in 1983 a nuclear terrorism incident was dramatized in ''Film/SpecialBulletin''.


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* BlandNameProduct: The news network is not mentioned by name, and the logo is similar to, but distinct from, the CBS "eye". This example is notable in that the motivation is not to avoid trademark infringementóCBS would naturally have had the right to use its own logoóbut to make it more obvious to viewers that what they were seeing isn't real.

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* BlandNameProduct: The news network is not mentioned by name, and the logo is similar to, but distinct from, the CBS "eye"."eye", looking instead more like the ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' logo. This example is notable in that the motivation is not to avoid trademark infringementóCBS would naturally have had the right to use its own logoóbut to make it more obvious to viewers that what they were seeing isn't real.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The aliens appear to operate on this, as they don't seem to understand why bombarding the planet in an attempt to communicate could be interpreted as hostile.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The aliens appear to operate on this, as they don't seem to understand how or why bombarding the planet in an attempt to communicate could be interpreted as hostile.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The aliens appear to operate on this, as they don't seem to understand why bombarding the planet in an attempt to communicate could be interpreted as hostile.

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