We take you now to Grovers Mill, New Jersey…

I have been listening to the original radio broadcasts of H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater. Some of it is very comical: “One man wants to touch the thing . . . he’s having an argument with a policeman. The policeman wins. . . “, some of it is pretty dramatic: “Not to your world. . . Goodbye, stranger. . .” but all of it is done well and would be entertaining today (even if small adaptations are necessary). I don’t think there would be the mass hysteria that there was when it was first broadcast, Then again, there would have to probably be disclaimers every five minutes so the network broadcasting it could cover their ass.

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