The War of the Worlds


Some stories are so much bigger than themselves that their influence can be felt over 100 years afterward, and in more than just whatever iteration they were originally published in. H.G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, but it’s left it’s mark across film, television and radio and inspired countless stories from Independence Day to the second series of Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. But every now and then, someone decides to go back to the well (or Wells?). MTV is the one carrying a bucket this time, and now the network famous for Beavis and ButtheadJersey Shore, and My Super Sweet 16 wants to dip into hard sci-fi with an adaption of the Wells classic. (more…)