Is Jeff Wayne's tripods the best design?
I don't know why but when I was little the musical terrified meI think it's because I might have taken people with English accents more seriously for some reason
That.Fucking.Heat.Ray.Invisible beam of energy that ignites everything in it's pathA line of grass suddenly ignites, taking a large group of people with it. Metres away from where you are standingA building is suddenly sliced in half as if an invisible giant sword was swung at it. Then it bursts into flames.
>>17045375Haha ditto!My dad had the original record and I used to go into the attic in the evening and play on the old record player whilst following the booklet....scared the shit out of myself each time.For reason the last artwork with crows eating the fighting machine's insides used to freaked the fuck out of me too..
>>17045360I can't lie, I really wish one day I can see a live show as the DVD was amazeballs!
Is the 1980s tv series based on the 1953 movie worth watching?
>>17045360This makes Spielberg's design look messy..
>>17045391Yeah, if you like those kind of slightly cheesy syndicated sci-fi shows, it's definitely one of them.
>>17045418Addendum: It has no tripods or flying saucers.
>>17045418>>17045436aww you would've thought that being made in the 1980s, they would've had the tech for the tripods...
>>17045452the whole "magnetic legs" shit was such a lame fucking excuse...
>>17045391>>17045436>It has no tripods or flying saucers.Disgraceful. More /m/ recommendation for you lads, The Tripods. BBC series based on a series of YA novels, semi-apocalyptic adventure where Earth's been conquered by alien Masters and reverted back to an agricultural society society policed by Tripod walkers. A group of kids run off before they can have their brain-suppressants installed to join the resistance force in the Alps.Proper cosy mid-80s BBC SF, crap-quality video, surprisingly good (but still a bit ropey) effects and all. And the Tripods (and Masters, when they finally show up) are just fucking cool.
>>17045488>The Tripods. BBChttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLeqqG4sKikHOLY SHIT, why haven't I heard about this before?!
>>17045526Those things used to terrify me when I was young.I love the fact they needed a separate atmosphere and the humans just called them the 'Masters' rather than some silly made-up name.
>>17045618sucks there wasn't a 3rd season, can't believe there's modern mention of this series anywhere...nor any reruns
>>17045526I love it. When you think about what the Tripods look like, they're a really natural inference on what the creators would look like. In the same way humans anthropomorphism our tools, they xenopomorphised theirs. Their city was neat, too.
>>17045526>>17045618>>17045630I've never seen the BBC Tripod show, but they appear to have a done a good job in reproducing how weird and alien the Masters and their city were in the Books.
>>17045413Spielbergs design looks far more alien and spooky that the original tripod design.
>>17045685>more alienYes, doesn't look like a bucket with legs>spookyNo, look at that fucking eye on the bucket....
>>17045685>>17045413the only thing that pisses me right off about Spielberg's version is that there are no cylinders falling from the sky.....we got stupid lightening bullshit instead...
>Find some CYOA of War of the Worlds made by the guy who made that massive Fantastic Four and Zak McKracken fansite>It ends up connecting to the likes of From the Earth to the Moon, The First Men of the Moon, Journey to the Center of the Earth,>Bad ending reveals the Martians were actually "killing" humanity to allow them a free reign of their shared enlightened state essentially being heaven
Anyone seen this shit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VfTDuMK5RI
>>17045723Emerging from the ground was pretty stupid. Even the 50s film got that part right.
>>17045723IIRC the pilots were being shot down in small cylinders and just looked like lightning. Can't remember if that was implied to be camouflage or coincidence.Full-on cylinders would've probably been cooler, but oh well. The movie was still much better than I feared it would be.
>>17045360No, it's not really accurate to the book at all and is rather stiff. It is unquestionably iconic, but far from the best.
>>17045379Wanna know something cool? We have it already.
>>17045360Scarlet Traces needs a adaptation.
>>17046267Which would you say is the best?
REJOICE! BBC are making a new series based in Victorian times!!!!!!!!!!https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2018-11-08/when-is-the-war-of-the-worlds-on-tv-who-is-in-the-cast/
>>17047581I just hope they stick to the book.I can deal with brown people in 19th century Woking but if they mess with anything I'll be livid.I want the Thunderchild scene to be an actual ironclad ram and not a battleship.
>>17045360>Tripods>In My Britain?Load HEAT willy, I want to get him through the eyes.
>>17047572>Then the monster had risen to its feet and had begun to walk leisurely to and fro across the common among the few fugitives, with its headlike hood turning about exactly like the head of acowled human being. A kind of arm carried a complicated metallic case, about which green flashes scintillated, and out of the funnel of this there smoked the Heat-Ray. > A monstrous tripod, higher than many houses, striding over the young pine trees, and smashing them aside in its career; a walking engine of glittering metal, striding now across the heather; articulate ropes of steel dangling from it, and the clattering tumult of its passage mingling with the riot of the thunder. A flash, and it came out vividly, heeling over one way with two feet in the air, to vanish and reappear almost instantly as it seemed, with the next flash, a hundred yards nearer. Can you imagine a milking stool tilted and bowled violently along the ground? That was the impression those instant flashes gave. But instead of a milking stool imagine it a great body of machinery on a tripod stand>Seen nearer, the Thing was incredibly strange, for it was no mere insensate machine driving on its way. Machine it was, with a ringing metallic pace, and long, flexible, glittering tentacles (one of which gripped a young pine tree) swinging and rattling about its strange body. It picked its road as it went striding along, and the brazen hood that surmounted it moved to and fro with the inevitable suggestion of a head looking about. Behind the main body was a huge mass of white metal like a gigantic fisherman’s basket, and puffs of green smoke squirted out from the joints of the limbs as the monster swept by me. Honestly I have no idea. Every popular depiction of the tripods has gotten this or that detail or entire idea wrong if it's not wholly different from the novels' description in the first place.
>>17045704I prefer this one the most, and probably les edwards version second.
>>17045704Y'know, I take back what I said in >>17047642, I have to second >>17047673 on H.A. Correa's tripods looking really great.
>>17047680>>17047683I love the eyes and the tentacles but the hood keeps making them look like freaking water towers that have come to life lol
>>17047630Shermans didn't exist during Victorian times...
>>17047742Better than FOX no?https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/war-of-the-worlds-series-fox-europe-and-africa-and-canal-plus-1202879360/YES PEOPLE, THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT WAR OF THE WORLDS ADAPTIONS HAPPENING!!
The movie adaption that we never got:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Xa2OCI_M4zosad.. .
>>17047751Not a period adaptation. I have low expectations for this already.
>>17047751>>17047765Another Americanized adaption sigh....
>>17045380can someone explain to me wtf is happening in this illustration? Were Jeff Wayne's fighting machines totally organic under the armour or something?
>>17047772I don't think it will be all that American, as the Fox branch producing this is the Europe/Africa branch in cahoots with a French company.
>>17047782lol so most of the footage will be French people running away........It be nice if they nice if they worked in mirror with the BBC so we get a French\European prospective of the invasion too...
I alway's preferred the 1953/1990's version of WoTWhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5tcn3Y2PM8
>>17047815That's quite a mean looking machine
>>17045765Kinda like how the first invasion tripods look like this
>>17047947then they came back with these
>>17045765was quite surprised how close the animated film followed certain martian descriptions from the book..
MARTIAN POSTERS GET OUTREEEEEEEE
Outta the way Martian posters, RN ironclad pre-Dreadnought HMS Thunderchild comin thru
>>17049897Let's warm you up a bit...
>>17049897>pre-Dreadnought HMS Thunderchild>pre-DreadnoughtTorpedo ram or bust.
>>17047815Looks like a Kazuma Kaneko design.
>>17051056>Not a canopus class battleshipPass
>>17049897>yfw no shipgirl Thunderchild
>>17052165Thunder Child was a torpedo ram.
>>17051345>https://www.shapeways.com/product/9QJQ8G3ZW/martian-tripod-1-141?optionId=43504135&li=marketplaceIf only I was good at painting....
>>17051408Flying machines remind me of TB2
need more tripods
>>17053572really wish we saw more of that instead of the girl screaming
I love everything about that album except for the fighting machine designs. They just look kind of goofy.I'd love to get behind the 1905 designs, they seem like the only ones to get the biomechanical-kind of feeling down right with the limbs and appendages, but the googly eyes and the "giant walking gazebo" don't work for me, even if it was what Wells preferred apparently.I think Spielberg's got the closest to what I thought when I first read it, but even then that's kind of off in a way I can't describe. Maybe I'm just hard to please.
>>17054555It's because the Spielberg versions actually a little too alien looking. While they get some key details right they still lack a lot and are altogether different from the descriptions of the original tripods in many ways.
>>17056471The Spielbereg version is transparently influenced by L Ron Hubbard. I wouldn't call it a Scientology movie because it doesn't really have any of the cult's themes near as I can tell (while, in contrast, that Will Smith movie After Earth does), but the alien design and some of how they operate is very Hubbard. HG Wells was all about that hard scifi, and would have never tolerated stupid shit like the tripods being buried for thousands of years without anyone noticing until the Martians 'rode lightning' down into their ships. That's pants on head retarded shit from the pulp era of science fiction, where Hubbard cut his teeth.Tom Cruise probably influenced all the things wrong with the Spielberg movie, simply because his taste in science fiction is completely wrong for any HG Wells adaptation.