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Originally posted by DiRtYDeViL
It could still happen people will believe anything at least Americans that is. Btw wait for it on dvd i went and saw it wednesday very disappointing but ok to rent it's worth 3 or 4 dollars not 8 bucks a ticket.
Originally posted by carlwfbird
With the release of the new Tom Cruise movie, I began to contemplate the broadcast of the 1938 mischief night Orson Wells broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. No matter how successful the re-release of the movie is, it will not have the impact of the original broadcast when listeners believed it to be actual news bulletains.
Originally posted by ihatescifi
Yeah thats all we need, a great end of the world HOAX from the media to get everyone out there looting and killing.
Originally posted by Roper
It was tried right here on ATS last Oct. Maybe one of the Mod's could point the way? It was a good one.
War of the Worlds reenactment on AboveTopSecret.com: Halloween, 2004.
This is SkepticOverlord, ladies and gentlemen, to assure you that "The War of The Worlds" has no further significance than as the holiday offering it was intended to be. AboveTopSecret.com's own digital version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of a bush and saying Boo!
Starting now, we couldn't soap all your windows and steal all your garden gates by tonight... so we did the best next thing. We launched the annihilation the world before your very eyes. You will be relieved, I hope, to learn that we didn't mean it, and that effected areas are open for business...
Originally posted by DiRtYDeViL
I just wanted it to focus more on what was going on around the world and less on trying to make it into a drama by using Tom's awesome acting talent is all. It was more like signs when it should have been more like Independance Day.
Originally posted by UM_Gazz
Yes we did that here. Even though we tried to make it very obvious what was going on, some of our members were taken in and started to believe it. In the end those members were in some cases very angry and you will see that in the following discussion thread, also click the links to see how the event unfolded... It is good reading...
mrmonsoon - posted on 31-10-2004 at 12:01 Post Number: 914913
It just clearly shows the administration of this board fail to follow their own rulles.
SO made it clear most mods feel being refered to as an authority figure verged on an insult. Well, just like our real world authority figures-cops and government-this boards authority figures make rules for others to follow, but do not follow them themselves.
Originally posted by Legalizer
An "aliens are invading" panic would not happen today unless:
There was smoke and fire on every horizon, all internet, TV and Power got turned off, and people saw waves of refugees fleeing into their neighborhoods on foot carrying the news of such an invasion.
If the TV was still on, every channel would have to cover the alien invasion with different images of the same scenes from different angles to make it look real.