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post #1 of 9 Old 08-20-2014, 12:47 PM - Thread Starter
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Great Martian War on BBC America

I think all of our political aficionados should check out the Great Martian War on BBC America. It is a 2 hour "documentary" about the Martian invasion of 1913 and the subsequent World War.
It definitely gives pause to giving credence to anything you see on TV. It is Orwellian in that he who controls the past controls the present, he who controls the present controls the future.
It looks just like a Ken Burn's film with archival footage and personal interviews. I knew it was a fake but WOW did it play like reality. Interviewing professors in patch sweaters standing in school stairwells to sad summaries of participants.

Just goes to show "It is all Bull, Enjoy Life"
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It seems to have been on the History Channel, not BBCA. You've made me want to see it, but the history channel site isn't too helpful. Couldn't find any air times or a way to see it online. It does sound interesting.

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BBC America showed it (may be available VOD).
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It seems to have been on the History Channel, not BBCA.
No, on August 2, 2014, at 8pm it was on BBC America. Full title as appeared in the title sequence was "The Great Martian War 1913-1917".

It might have been on History UK a year earlier.

I can't find any evidence that it will re-air on BBC America or on History in the next two weeks.

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I saw it on BBCA, although I deleted the recording within the first 10 minutes.
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I saw it on BBCA, although I deleted the recording within the first 10 minutes.
I watched the whole thing, hoping for something interesting, and when it was over I recorded the title in my Access database with a 2-star rating on the Netflix 5-star scale, i.e., "disliked". That way in the future when I come across it I'll know not to waste my time again.

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Who won?
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I thought that the fascinating thing was the interfacing or reality and fantasy.
Of course it was a silly waste of time, but the implications of data manipulation within archive footage with a good cut and paste edit job reveals the "News" may not be what we thought.
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