Performed by a full cast including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, and Gates McFadden - this production also includes an interview with McFadden, better known as Beverly Crusher on The Next Generation.
You'll also want to hear an unabridged version of H.G. Wells' original novel.
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"With brilliantly appropriate casting, L.A. Theatre Works presents a reinterpretation of Orson Welles' radio adaptation of War of the Worlds....Fifty-nine years after its original broadcast, War of the Worlds still sends waves of fear through listeners as they hear reports of the destruction of modern life by aliens from Mars. Leonard Nimoy's Professor Pierson is rendered with grace and poignancy as the last man on earth. Brent Spiner is excellent in his role as the stranger in the latter half of the piece. With its heart-racing pace and fantastic sound effects, War of the Worlds reminds us how realistic radio drama can be." (AudioFile)
Not as good as the orginal, but an enjoyable update of a classic. Gates McFadden as reporter Carla Phillips is an interesting twist. The recording also includes an interesting interview with McFadden.
Active, updated for modern times, and very good to hear.
Would recommend it for a good listening at night with all lights shut and dark... you get the idea..
If I've never heard the original, then I'd rate this much higher. As it is, the original gives a more realistic fealing and I'm spoiled to it's effect.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
When "War of the Worlds" first was on the air, most of America was in a state of panic, thinking the end of the world was here. This classic program is done with some of the biggest names in science fiction. I would recomend it to my friends because they can enjoy a masterpeice and be able to use there imagination once more.
I liked how well the cast worked together, playing off each others emotions.
well there is already several films on this, i dont think i need to worry about that
If you want to have a throw back to the good classic radio days, this is where you should start. Old radio shows is the start to the home entertainment industry in my opinion, and as such take time to see how your parents or grandparents where able to enjoy there weekday night.
Everyone was great , but in the end the late, great Leonard Nimoy walks away with it. He gave it a sense of gravitas and looked to a future of a galaxy where we are not alone. Kudos to all the Trek gang! who participated! LLAP
I teach American Literature and am the proud daddy of a 2 year old.
I loved the passion all the actors clearly brought to this project.
They took the original and gave it a bit of a modernization. The performances were marvelous.
There is some first class acting here folks. These people are good at what they do. For anyone who thinks some of these actors are "typecast" in one role, give this a try. You'll be impressed. Wonderful!
I was little disappointed. I thought Orson Wells original radio program was what I purchased. It was ok lisening to but nothing like the original. This is why I'm rating it lower then probably deserves.
Almost ordered, what I assumed would be the original broadcast, then read the customer review. I'll think a bit more about this NEW production before ordering.
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