War of the Worlds Broadcast

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    War of the Worlds Broadcast

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    In 1938, for forty minutes Martians were real. Relive the night of October 30th, 1938. Keep an eye outside the window because the Martians are about to invade.

    On the night of October 30th, 1938, Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the Air presented a dramatization of the HG Wells Classic “The War of the Worlds”. Their play took the form of a series of news bulletins portraying a realistic-sounding fictional Martian invasion. Those who tuned in late missed the introduction of the play, taking them out of their fictitious context. Many mistook its realistic presentation for actual reports of an imminent invasion. Whether is was thought to be Martians, or humans disguised as Martians, people believed their homes were under attack by a foreign enemy. For forty minutes Welles’ broadcast horrified the minds of his growing audience, until an intermission revealed the reality of the drama.

    If you’re familiar with the War of the Worlds Broadcast then use the Act I II & III buttons to skip around. If you’ve never heard it before, grab yourself a shotgun and a vial of plague bacilli because the martians are right outside your house!

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    Users comments for War of the Worlds Broadcast

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Sep 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I've wanted to hear this broadcast since the first time I learned of it multiple decades ago! The makers of this app did an awesome job, and the audio quality is top notch. Having just recently read the original novel, it was an especially perfect time for me to have stumbled across this app. I do feel the need to point out a small issue which the designers caused with part of their animation. If people using this app haven't read the novel, they'll have no idea as to why a red vine begins to gradually take over to filling the animated scene which the designers created. This is because the huge, red Martian vines aren't mentioned a single time in the radio adaptation while being a matter of great importance in the novel. It makes their addition quite meaningless. I can't help wondering if I was the only one expecting a jump scare! LOL Other than the vine inclusion, this is totally perfect. Way to go, app designers! I'd love more apps like this one!

    julia see

    by julia see

    Aug 20, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Cordell Bunton

    by Cordell Bunton

    Aug 29, 2015  |  "Poor"

    I listened to this 2 years ago it worked then, but I tried to listen to it today but it wont work

    Robert Blackburn

    by Robert Blackburn

    Nov 12, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    This is cool,just to hear it from wayback *****

    Bryan Miller

    by Bryan Miller

    Oct 25, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    From that day I still cringe when I hear it.

    Joshua Manley

    by Joshua Manley

    Dec 27, 2013  |  "Poor"

    oes not work on