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    Fox War of the Worlds is set in present day Europe Neil, show consists of eight episodes, and first premiered in France on October 28, 2019.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of...019_TV_series)
    "a re-imagining of the classic..."

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    Cheers Dave, just couldn't remember where I'd seen the promo.

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    I had seen the notice about the Fox 're-imagining' modern version while looking for the BBC show and wasn't really too interested in it. To me, TWOTW needs to be 'older' to work. Just my prejudice, I guess...

    Ah, well, I shall continue to search for the BBC version in hopes that it makes it over here.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Giving TWOTW a modern setting sounds like a way to be cheap with sets and costumes....

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    If you want to watch BBC programmes from outside the U.K., it might be possible using the new internet subscription service called Britbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    If you want to watch BBC programmes from outside the U.K., it might be possible using the new internet subscription service called Britbox.
    None have officially announced they are carrying it yet : (

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    I will keep that in mind, David - Britbox is available here on Amazon prime...I have been interested in it, and if they do include it, it will be added impetus to subscribe to something I'm already interested in...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Watched it last night, I found it .... underwhelming... Memsahib's comment was far less polite.

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    I'm with the Memsahib on this one Dave. Gatling guns? Really?
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    Watched it last night.

    MEH.

    It was SLOW, so SLOOOOWWWWW...……..slower than a Tripod with two legs off and stuck in a mudhole (and out of power, and unoccupied!).

    Lots of shout-at-the-telly moments, but precious little action.

    Far too many unexplained cuts to other scenes, which at the end turn out to be future scenes, meaning all we have watched was in totally unnecessary "flashback" - MEH!

    Just some production crew trying too hard to be clever. And failing.

    Don't think I'll bother with the rest of it...……...

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    Set around Oct 1904, gatling guns a possibility. Maxims would have been better.

    Have to see at least one more to see if it gets better.
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    This is being offered again on T+E, as of this weekend, so I will be able to see it, having missed it entirely in October. The first episode seems to be very well done, and the period costumes and Earthling technology is scary in retrospect. The arrival of the Martians and the first encounter are nothing like the book, but interesting to see.
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    I too was disappointed. Hopefully the future episodes will focus more on the Martians.

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    Look ahead to next week clip at end possibly shows tripod emitting black smoke.
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    Reviews seem mainly underwhelming so far...that's a shame! I still hope to find it somewhere here in the States to check out in the relatively near future...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Yeah, second one wasn't a lot better Matt. Memsahib refused to watch it it was that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Just another thought.
    This could not have come at a better time to boost Ares sales. Maybe we need to include T&T at some of our upcoming shows to raise the game profile?
    Rob.
    Andy (Sauerkraut) and myself play tested TnT this week at Entoyment, and some of the lads gamed with him the following afternoon before the evening session where we ran a couple of intense games piloting the Tripods.
    Despite earlier protestations of no interest it appears resistance is futile - most left the table intending to buy in !
    Didn't have time for pics, maybe next time.

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    I'm not sure what is going on with the reprise of the series on T&E. The episodes aren't clearly identified on the viewing guide, nor the recordings on my PVR. I have four recordings, with two marked as episode I and II, with two other episodes that are different, but not marked. The two unmarked episodes are the same, but seem to be near the end of the book. However, those unmarked episodes are nothing like the book, and although they cover the information in the book, they are completely re-imagined.

    At this point, it seems to me that the series had been produced to keep CGI to a minimum, so those wanting to see the Martians and the machines will be disappointed. That from watching three out-of-sequence episodes.
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    It's only three episodes so you should have seen all on offer now Mike.
    Last time I saw something that sucked that hard on TV it was a Dyson vacuum ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    It's only three episodes so you should have seen all on offer now Mike.
    Last time I saw something that sucked that hard on TV it was a Dyson vacuum ad.
    It's not that bad Dave. Oh wait, yes it is!
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    My goodness Dave. You are really on form today!
    Rob.
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    Such a shame too. I think we all had high hopes for the series. Mind you, they had set it slightly too early for any aircraft to get involved anyway.

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    What a bummer. I had some great hopes for this as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    My goodness Dave. You are really on form today!
    Rob.
    Today's not bad either - in terms of Martian-cockney it's 'Ulla-dabollocks'

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    The Final episode is tomorrow at 9 p.m. but judging from the 'flash forwards' in episode two I am not hopeful that it will improve.

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    I thought that episode three was better than the first two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    I thought that episode three was better than the first two.
    So did I but mostly 'cos it was the last episode.

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    Not a word of it yet here in the States, maybe we will be spared this invasion . . .

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    Episode 2 was utter crap; Episode 3 was so boring that I lost interest and concentrated on my computer instead...…………….
    I only realised it had finished a half hour later!

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    Such a shame. The trailers held such promise ...

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    To quote from a far better TV series "not great, not terrible"

    In the UK it has been on just after "His Dark Materials", against which it does not stack up well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    Such a shame. The trailers held such promise ...
    I agree. Pete.

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    Well, we've been watching "His Dark Materials" on HBONow, so maybe there is hope for us here in the States to be eventually disappointed by TWOTW...

    All the best,
    Matt

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