HG Wells: War of the Worlds

okamido

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Jun 2009
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land of Califia
I suppose you know there was a movie out from that book, and not too long ago, maybe five years at most. I thought it was bizarre, bringing together all these fictional 19th century storybook heroes, but I didn't realize that there was actually a book. Sean Connery was in it, IIRC.
That film was so horribly off the mark.
 

kazeuma

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Jun 2012
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And of course the doom of the Martian invader was the unknown microbes to which they had no immunity. Do we really want to visit other planets and bring back 'things' we do not know about?
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The Apollo Astronauts were quarantined for about two to three weeks after they returned from the Moon - "just in case."
 

Triceratops

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Dec 2011
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Late Cretaceous
There is a whole series of fun books coming out in that line. Looking forward to them.
Should be good.

The Apollo Astronauts were quarantined for about two to three weeks after they returned from the Moon - "just in case."

We may have accidentally sent Earth bacteria to Mars;

from wiki:
"Bacillus safensis could have possibly been transported to the planet Mars on spacecraft Opportunity and Spirit in 2004."
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The Phoenix Lander carried a disc containing the text of HG Wells' book plus the Orson Welles broadcast, the text of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles and Kim Stanley Robinson's Green Planet Mars
 

pikeshot1600

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Jul 2009
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Should be good.




We may have accidentally sent Earth bacteria to Mars;

from wiki:
"Bacillus safensis could have possibly been transported to the planet Mars on spacecraft Opportunity and Spirit in 2004."
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The Phoenix Lander carried a disc containing the text of HG Wells' book plus the Orson Welles broadcast, the text of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles and Kim Stanley Robinson's Green Planet Mars
Then we, the voracious predators that we are, have paid back the Martians and when we arrive they will all be dead and we can take their stuff. :D
 

Black Dog

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Mar 2008
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Damned England
During WW2, British scientists were stunned to hear Hitler claim that he had weapons which would "blind and deafen" his enemies. In a panic, the British turned the problem over to the scientist, to see what this weapon could be. Some kind of death ray?

The scientists got nowhere. In the end, one of them let his linguist friend see an exact transcript of Hitler's speech.

What they really needed all along was someone who could speak German properly....

Hitler had said "dazzle and amaze".