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Coronal brain section from a patient with HD showing atrophy of the heads of the caudate nuclei

Thesis: H.G. Wells utilizes the Martians from “The War of the Worlds” as a social commentary tool to satire English imperialism and its association with social Darwinism. While some subsequent adaptations of the story retain the original criticism present in the novel, others re-profile the aliens to serve as a means to comment on various other themes; many of which can still be traced back to Wells’ original work.

Within this web site can be found analysis of Wells' arguments, adaptations to new media of the Martians, and their relationship to the original work.




Did you know...


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  • ...that St. Brendan's Church has been a location for two apocalypse movies: the Martian attack in 1953's War of the Worlds and the wedding at the end of Armageddon?
  • ... that the song "Another Planet" by drum and bass band Pendulum uses samples from Jeff Wayne's musical version of The War of the Worlds?
  • ...that the 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds by Orson Wells(pictured here during the recording session) led to panic and reports of toxic gas and lightning?
  • ...that while scenes for the 2005 movie were being shot at the riverbank on Connecticut River in Windsor, Connecticut, two life-sized mannequins being used as extras had gotten free and drifted into the river. Police departments along the river were notified of the missing mannequins, according to Windsor police Lt. Shannon Haynes, who said, "We just wanted them to know that if they got any calls about bodies floating in the river."
  • ...that in the cellar, note the multi-colored lights just prior to the probe entering. This references the red, blue and green lights from the probe in the 1953 version of the film, The War of the Worlds (1953), though no part of the probe in this film emits any of those colors.

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The tripods of the Martians, seen here in a CGI/sketch render for the latest film version of the "World of the Worlds". The heat rays associated with the machines are the centerpiece of the image, although the similarly potent 'black gas' does not make an appearance in the picture nor the film.........................................................


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