War of the Worlds
What: Tom Cruise and his kids try to survive a somewhat badly-planned alien attack.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins
Featuring guest co-host
Joe Ruppel, history nerd
Recommended and Related Media
Orson Welle’s War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast
Radiolab Podcast – Could it happen again? And again?
The wonderful Radiolab podcast tells the story of the time someone tried to pull off the War of the Worlds radio hoax again – and succeeded.
Get the thing Radiolab
War of the Worlds – the book, the movie
Original book. Orson Welled radio broadcast hysteria not as reported. Radiolab report on repeated adaptations. The new developments at the time of writing that informed the book.
Methods, research, planning. Trying to explain the buried death-bots.
Are we food? Do they want our resources? Making the most sense of the options. Are liquified people good for fertilizer?
They might have done a little more research.
SAL: Tadesko can’t move 40 containers in an hour. I need somebody who can do double picks.
RAY: I wish I could help you Sal. God damn union regulations.
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