Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1898, celebrated author H.G. Wells wrote an allegorical story about creatures from another planet invading London, and ended up creating one of the most enduring tales of terror in the science fiction canon. The War of the Worlds: 100 Years of Terror is a documentary which looks at the story behind Wells' book, as well as many of the better-known interpretations of the story, from Orson Welles' infamous 1938 radio broadcast and George Pal's Technicolor screen adventure from 1953 to Steven Spielberg's epic-scale film version released in 2005.
invasion, Mars, science-fiction, story, storyteller, writing