Originally directed by Orson Welles and performed by his Mercury Theatre of the Air, The War of the Worlds is an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel of the same name. The War of the Worlds is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature. This full-cast production features John de Lancie, Meagan Fay, Jerry Hardin, Gates McFadden, Leonard Nimoy, Daryl Schultz, Armin Shimerman, Brent Spiner, Tom Virtue, and Wil Wheaton.
©2009 L.A. Theatre Works; (P)2009 L.A. Theatre Works
I purchased this audio because of Leonard Nimoy and other Star Treck notables being in it. I own already the original and thought it couldn't be topped. This dramatized version is beautifully done and the changes noticable but not distracting or annoying. The voices were always clear and understandable over the background effects. As always LATW top quality.
The novelty of this performance was enticing, but it simply pales in comparison to the original Orson Welles radio dramatization. I like these actors, but they just don't sell it.
Accept no substitutions. Listen to the original and then check out the Radiolab show about it (Google is your friend). You'll be glad you did.
Sudo rendition similar to radio broadcast...left me wanting alot more than I got. A scratchy copy of the actual radio broadcast would have been better.
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