Thursday, September 30, 2010
'WAR OF THE WORLDS' MODEL MOVIE - AT LEAST THE INVADERS ARE NOT FROM THE EXOPLANET GLIESE 581G
With the news of an Earth-type alien world being found - the exoplanet Gliese 581g - it’s worth remembering the physicist Stephen Hawking’s warning that intelligent ETs might not be friendly. And that of course was the theme of English author HG Wells’s masterwork The War of the Worlds.
Music and Martians
So when Mat Irvine’s colleague Nick Argento of Glencoe Models sent a link to a stop-frame animation of this classic invasion story, we had to look it up. What a hoot, and the classical music scores fit well with the subject too. The humans are ringers for Action Man and Co, while the Martian tripod models (you can see them in action at the 4:03 timing mark) are pretty convincing, and a reminder of the splendid artwork printed in Classics Illustrated many years ago.
See Glencoe Models here.
View a Pegasus Hobbies Martian here.
Visit the Classics Illustrated War of the Worlds graphic novel here.