How to survive a global disaster: lessons from War of the Worlds

Global disasters take all shapes and forms these days: climate change, viral pandemics, economic downturns that ripple across the world, violence and governmental turmoil resulting in waves of refugees and people suddenly with no homes. The threat of alien attack and human genocide is not really high on our list […]

Darwinism In Action: War of the Worlds, Ep. 6

Trafalgar Square never looked so bleak. Their hide-out discovered, the London survivors make their way to Bill’s laboratory at the Medical School, their dead specimen bouncing along in the shopping cart. We finally know what this promotional still is all about: This episode offers more evidence that some of the […]

So, Where Are You Going? War of the Worlds Ep. 5

It is a bit odd, I admit, to be watching this series while stocking up the pantry and engaging in “social distancing” in my own home, a response to the growing danger of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. I am going to stick with it, although it is possible […]

Life Carries On: War of the Worlds, Episode 3

War of the Worlds has premiered on Fox in the UK now, so welcome to the Alien End Times, UK Gabriel Byrne Fans! In Episode 3, things got scarier. And sadder. Life carries on, though. Yes, but it is not easy. Or pretty. Or normal. Or any of the other […]

It Is ZeroZeroZero Hour!

Amazon Prime US and International drops all eight episodes of ZeroZeroZero today. We have been waiting for months for this series and now it is here! And Collider already has a review up: Cocaine is one hell of a drug. It’s also one hell of a business, and as Amazon’s […]

The Lucky Few: War of the Worlds, Ep. 2

Not a recap. I will list some at the end of this posting. What I want to do is share something else. Dread. Existential Fear. Anxiety. Revulsion. Fear. Did I say fear? Why in the world would I want to watch a series that evokes these responses? I never (okay, […]