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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) 21:41 - Dec 1 with 1105 viewsGeoffSentence


In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:43 - Dec 1 with 1098 viewsStokieBlue

The chances are a million to one.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 22:04 - Dec 1 with 1069 viewsfactual_blue

There will first need to be a decent screen adaptation.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 22:15 - Dec 1 with 1051 viewsBent_double

I gave up watching that BBC one about halfway through the first episode, it was that bad.

I thought the Tom Cruise film a few years back was OK.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 22:16 - Dec 1 with 1042 viewswkj

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 22:15 - Dec 1 by Bent_double

I gave up watching that BBC one about halfway through the first episode, it was that bad.

I thought the Tom Cruise film a few years back was OK.


I did too, except the ending was delivered poorly

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 05:48 - Dec 2 with 968 viewspoppiesman

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 22:15 - Dec 1 by Bent_double

I gave up watching that BBC one about halfway through the first episode, it was that bad.

I thought the Tom Cruise film a few years back was OK.


Same here, didn't last the first full episode.
Tom Cruise film was bearable.
Neither were a patch on the superb original though. A film classic.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 06:03 - Dec 2 with 958 viewsNewcyBlue

Every time the Jeff Wayne musical has been on I have been at sea. I’d love to see it.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 07:29 - Dec 2 with 908 viewshampstead_blue

My brother and I had the cassette of the original soundtrack. It got played to death.

Loved it.
Haven't seen the Tom Cruise film but was planning on watching the BBC adaptation.
I shall lower my expectation a touch. It was rather exciting.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 07:32 - Dec 2 with 899 viewsGeoffSentence

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 06:03 - Dec 2 by NewcyBlue

Every time the Jeff Wayne musical has been on I have been at sea. I’d love to see it.


I saw it at The Dominion Theatre a few years back and it was mighty fine. Though David Essex was a little croaky.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 07:34 - Dec 2 with 896 viewsPippin1970

Personally enjoyed it. Focused on part of England and ramped it up in 3rd episode. Left hope at the end of it.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 07:38 - Dec 2 with 890 viewsGeoffSentence

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 07:34 - Dec 2 by Pippin1970

Personally enjoyed it. Focused on part of England and ramped it up in 3rd episode. Left hope at the end of it.


I was hugely disappointed. Was looking forward to an adaption of WOW set in a, nearly, contemporary period to the book.

I am not sure that the writers had actually read the book seeings as the story line and characters were nothing like it. On top of that it was just a bit slow and dull.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 11:45 - Dec 2 with 779 viewsGeoffSentence

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 05:48 - Dec 2 by poppiesman

Same here, didn't last the first full episode.
Tom Cruise film was bearable.
Neither were a patch on the superb original though. A film classic.


The film from the 1950's shlt me up as a child. I could barely sleep for weeks after watching out of fear of martians creeping into my room.

In the 38 games in which ALB played in goal for us, we averaged 1.53 points per game which, had they been over the course of a single season, would have seen us challenging for the play offs. This at a time when we were otherwise struggling against relegation. Oh, and didn't Mick Mills have terrific posture.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 11:47 - Dec 2 with 777 viewschicoazul

The Tom Cruise film is good right up until the cardigans at the end when it becomes an atrocity.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 20:02 - Dec 2 with 707 viewsDubtractor

Despite knowing that the last episode will be crap, and also that I've thought the previous two were as well, I'm going in on this now. I've invested 2 hours so may as well see it through.

Its as I feared with BBC Sunday night, there were too concerned with making a period drama and forgot that it should be a thrilling sci fi.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:05 - Dec 2 with 676 viewsDubtractor

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 20:02 - Dec 2 by Dubtractor

Despite knowing that the last episode will be crap, and also that I've thought the previous two were as well, I'm going in on this now. I've invested 2 hours so may as well see it through.

Its as I feared with BBC Sunday night, there were too concerned with making a period drama and forgot that it should be a thrilling sci fi.


Oh man, can I have that hour back?

How can you take a story about aliens invading earth and destroying the planet and make it that dull?

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:08 - Dec 2 with 667 viewsjeera

I was going to watch that.

Shan't be bothering now then.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:10 - Dec 2 with 666 viewseireblue

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:05 - Dec 2 by Dubtractor

Oh man, can I have that hour back?

How can you take a story about aliens invading earth and destroying the planet and make it that dull?


Sorry, was a bit delayed, checked with some Eloi, they would rather be eaten than watch another screen adaption, they just get worse apparently.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:24 - Dec 2 with 651 viewsjeera

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 11:45 - Dec 2 by GeoffSentence

The film from the 1950's shlt me up as a child. I could barely sleep for weeks after watching out of fear of martians creeping into my room.


I remember seeing The Night That Panicked America when I was a kid.

A dramatization of the original radio broadcast that many people took to be actual events.

Well it looks like a duck, it sounds like a duck. Nope, dunno what it is.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:32 - Dec 2 with 642 viewsjeera

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:10 - Dec 2 by eireblue

Sorry, was a bit delayed, checked with some Eloi, they would rather be eaten than watch another screen adaption, they just get worse apparently.


That reminds me, I desperately need a haircut.

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 20:23 - Dec 3 with 525 viewsbritbiker

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 11:47 - Dec 2 by chicoazul

The Tom Cruise film is good right up until the cardigans at the end when it becomes an atrocity.


Typical Hollywood ending. Enduring many attacks, long walk home through a desolate landscape.

The young lad joined an Army company assult that was completely annihilated.

Then Cruise arrives home and the kid comes out of the house to greet him apparently unharmed. At least they didnt do that slow motion walk with the camera highlighting an american flag or badge thst they seem to love.
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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 09:15 - Dec 4 with 429 viewschicoazul

Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:05 - Dec 2 by Dubtractor

Oh man, can I have that hour back?

How can you take a story about aliens invading earth and destroying the planet and make it that dull?


You mean you didnt enjoy them eliding the thrilling aspects of Wells' original story in place of a screed about environmentalism, individualism, and the virtues of single mothers? Can't imagine why!

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Will there ever be a decent screen adaption of War Of The Worlds (n/t) on 21:57 - Dec 7 with 324 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Watched the first episode tonight and now got the second one on. It is truly awful.

The special effects are like something from early Doctor Who episodes. The acting is really wooden and the main effect seems to be the female lead character being frozen in a gormless look.

There is something wrong with the setting and the period. The early tea making machine somehow sums it up, it just doesn't feel right at all. I know some of that is setting it in the Wells era while having modern technology from the Martians but it is more than that. Somehow everything feels wrong. Why were there heightened tensions with Russia? What were the Russians doing heading for Japan through the North Sea?

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