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* AdaptationDecay: Creator/OrsonWelles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were [[ExecutiveMeddling mandated]] (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of ''War of the Worlds'' only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.


* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were [[ExecutiveMeddling mandated]] (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of ''War of the Worlds'' only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles Creator/OrsonWelles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were [[ExecutiveMeddling mandated]] (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of ''War of the Worlds'' only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.


* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were mandated (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of ''War of the Worlds'' only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were mandated [[ExecutiveMeddling mandated]] (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of ''War of the Worlds'' only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.


* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were mandated (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of "War of the Worlds" only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were mandated (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of "War ''War of the Worlds" Worlds'' only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Considering this is meant to be a homage to War Of The Worlds and the aliens idea of first contact was ''planetary bombardment'', it's not a stretch to imagine that the "peaceful" aliens weren't so peaceful after all.
* CriticalResearchFailure: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 11 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point. On top of it all, the message relayed by the aliens is a parroting of one of the voice recordings sent up with the ''Voyager'' probes, not Pioneer, though the source is correctly identified.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Considering this is meant to be a homage to War ''War Of The Worlds Worlds'' and the aliens idea of first contact was ''planetary bombardment'', it's not a stretch to imagine that the "peaceful" aliens weren't so peaceful after all.
* CriticalResearchFailure: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 11 ''Pioneer 11'' spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point. On top of it all, the message relayed by the aliens is a parroting of one of the voice recordings sent up with the ''Voyager'' probes, not Pioneer, ''Pioneer'', though the source is correctly identified.identified.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks. Justified, however, in that such "breaks from the reality" were mandated (along with repeated disclaimers) in order to prevent people from thinking the broadcast was real - a problem that plagued Welles' radio program. It should also be noted that the famous "faux broadcast" part of "War of the Worlds" only lasted for about 20-25 minutes, after which there was a commercial break and then the remainder of the broadcast was a straightforward audio drama narrated by Welles.


* CriticalResearchFailure: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 11 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 11 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point. On top of it all, the message relayed by the aliens is a parroting of one of the voice recordings sent up with the ''Voyager'' probes, not Pioneer, though the source is correctly identified.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Considering this is meant to be a homage to War Of The Worlds and the aliens idea of first contact was ''planetary bombardment'', it's not a stretch to imagine that the "peaceful" aliens weren't so peaceful after all.


* CriticalResearchFailure: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 10 11 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.


* YMMV/DidNotDoTheResearch: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.

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* YMMV/DidNotDoTheResearch: CriticalResearchFailure: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.


* DidNotDoTheResearch: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.

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* DidNotDoTheResearch: YMMV/DidNotDoTheResearch: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.


* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks.breaks.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: It is stated repeatedly that the aliens are responding to the plaque attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, which contained information about human life on Earth. However, the illustrations of the "plaque" are actually a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope message. Anyone who has any knowledge of the history of space exploration (or anyone who bothers to look it up) will know that the two look nothing alike. This is particularly insulting, given that this is an important plot point.


* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors (up to and including Creator/JohnDeLancie) in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks.

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* AdaptationDecay: Orson Welles did it first, and did it better. Real "We Interrupt This Program" newscasts don't have well-known character actors in the role of reporters and talking heads. They also don't have commercial breaks.

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