In the late 80s, CBS brought a new version of HG Wells’ classic alien invasion tale to the small screen. Set over three decades after the 1953 film version, this take on War of the Worlds starts with the revelation that the aliens weren’t killed by the microscopic bacteria, but merely placed into a forced hibernation. In a pleasing nod to Return of the Living Dead, the aliens are held in tiny drums until a terrorist cell attempts to take over a military satellite to broadcast their demands and inadvertently end up releasing some of the extra-terrestrials.
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