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Friday, January 29, 2010

ArmChairGeneral: To Tripod or not to Tripod

My good buddy Eli over here at I see lead people and I have been discussing the finer aspects of Victorian Science Fiction today. Specifically we have discussed what is and what is not considered to be true Victorian Science Fiction. I am sure many of you remember the old War of the Worlds book written by H.G. Wells back in 1898 as the two part novel seriesThe Coming of the Martians and The Earth Under the Martians. Some have called the book a variation on evolution interpretation while others consider the book sheer romantic science fiction. The War of the Worlds has spawned a 1950s movie, a spin off television special, several made for television movies and the Hollywood Tom Cruise War of the Worlds. In either event many agree that this book along with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth were the springboards for the Victorian Science Fiction genre and later the Steampunk movement itself.

ArmChairGeneral: To Tripod or not to Tripod

-Rob

4 comments:

  1. I remember hearing about a forthcoming War of the World period piece. It's an animation. It looked cool. I'll have to try to find it again.

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  2. When in doubt, build a giant tripod. Then send it to me. :) Although I don't know that my Germans need one.

    What am I saying?!?! Of course they need one!

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  3. J they need one!

    Andrew if you find it please link it to my original blog post on my site as my readers would love to see it! thanks for the heads up on the movie.

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  4. Isn't it War of the Worlds: Goliath?

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