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The Martian Invasion of Earth

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/16/18 5:58 am
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A superb adaptation of War of the Worlds. A story about aliens invading Earth and humans being forced to make hard choices to survive is right up writer Nicholas' Briggs alley and he does a good job in adaptation. He makes few changes, but those he does make are spot on, putting us in a position where we are closer and more intimate with the action on the ground. We're left with a story that is full of both some thoughtful moments, as well as some major action.

The cast is great as well with Ewan Bailey turning in a great performance as Daniel. The music and sound design are among the best that Big Finish has ever done, with a very immersive cinematic score. My favorite part was the naval battle. The sound really shines there, as well as throughout the rest of the production.
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Reviewed By: Lord NiiiimonReview Date: 2/12/18 10:17 pm
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What a finale to a superb series. Richard Armitage and Lucy Briggs-Owen provide the emotional core of this epic, terrifying story as the husband and wife on the run from the unstoppable Martian menace, so easy to empathise with. Indeed all of the characters are so very human and believable, even down to the utterly reprehensible and cowardly/deranged curate, which isn't to say that people are not also depicted at their best (take a bow, the crew of the Thunderchild).

Kudos to Nick Briggs for a stunning adaptation and direction, and to all others involved, particularly Iain Meadows on sound design - the sound of the Martian heat ray will haunt me for ever.

The HG Wells range has been outstanding in every way that that word can be applied. It is only a shame - to say the least - that it has come to an end.