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Alien (H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds)

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Not to be confused with: Martian (The War of the Worlds)

This is a strange, unnamed race of biomechanical beings which launched a devastating invasion on Earth in the early 21st century, but were eventually defeated by being infected with a local virus.


  • H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005)

Behind the scenesEdit

In the Asylum's 2005 film adaptation of Wells' The War of the Worlds, the aliens are never confirmed as being from Mars, but are implied to since the prologue shows them destroying the Mars rover.

The movie takes place in the USA in the 21st century; rather than England in the early 20th. The creatures seen in this film differ considerably from Wells' Martians: rather than cephalopod-like beings, they appear to be some sort of biomechanical lifeforms, part machine and part organic. Their fighting machines are hexapod rather than tripod, and they are defeated by Dr. George Herbert purposely infecting one of them with vaccine virus with a syringe.

They are also entirely distinct from the species featured in War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave.

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