*War of the Worlds Special, Part 3* - Feature excerpts from a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Wayne's_Musical_Version_of_The_War_of_the_Worlds target=_newJeff Wayne's musical version/a of 1978, with Sir Richard Burton. We include parts of the story left out of the earlier radio and film versions, like the narrator's wife as love interest, and the story of Thunder Child, a steam warship that sacrifices itself to help others escape the Martian war machines. We also have some from a very realistic version produced at a href=http://www.reelradio.com/gifts/wkbwwotw71.html target=_newWKBW/a radio in Buffalo, NY in 1968, which caused the Canadian National Guard to mobilize at the border.
Our parodies include a take-off on the Ramon Raquello orchestra by the a href=http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/ target=_newGreat Northern Audio Theatre/a, and the Simpson's Halloween special version. We also offer a brief introduction to next week's 50th Anniversary Production by a href=http://www.otherworldmedia.org/ target=_newOtherworld Media/a.
Find out more on audio versions at this a href=http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/sf_radio/wow.html target=_newWar of the Worlds audio site/a.