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robomatic BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018) (157* d) RE: BS: War of the Worlds film by the BBC (2018) 16 Oct 19

Saw the first episode:

They try to be honest with the period Wells lived through. Unfortunately whoever they entrusted to do the screenplay put in a tiresome love affair that might -MIGHT- have been endurable on Downton Abbey, but simply slows down the overall story and reduces the level of interest by this incursion of banality into the sci-fi of Wells' imagination.

So I am disappointed with the lack of vitality. The screenwriter appears to be Peter Harness who has writing credits for some Doctor Who, Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell, which would appear to be good background, but I am unfortunately not familiar with how his particular work turned out on the screen. But I am not impressed with what I've seen so far. And it's a pity.

Oh, well, we've still got Gene Barry or the musical.

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