To celebrate the long-awaited release of the late '80s TV series of WAR OF THE WORLDS on UK DVD, we've teamed up with distributors Revalation Films to give away copies!
We've got 6 DVD sets up for grabs, and all you have to do for the chance of winning one is answer the following question...
How many series did WAR OF THE WORLDS run for?
...and email it along with your address details to firstname.lastname@example.org before 6th May.
Winners will be announced live on the May 6th episode of the Starburst Radio show, and notified by email shortly after. Listen live from 9pm - 12 on Manchester Radio Online, or catch it on podcast, available through iTunes HERE.
IN CASE YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE PREMISE OF THE SHOW, HERE IT IS...
According to the series, rather than being killed outright by germs at the end of the 1953 film, the aliens had all slipped into a state of suspended animation. Their bodies were stored away in toxic waste drums and shipped to various disposal sites within the US (ten such sites are known to exist in the country), and a widespread government cover-up combined with a condition dubbed “selective amnesia” has convinced most people that the invasion had never happened.
Thirty-five years later, in 1988 (modern day when the series began), a terrorist group calling itself the People's Liberation Party accidentally irradiates the drums containing the aliens while raiding dumpsite Fort Jericho. The radiation destroys the bacteria that are keeping the aliens unconscious. Once free, the aliens take possession of the bodies of the six terrorists who overran the site. From there they use a series of human bodies and crudely-adapted Earth technology to find means of appropriating the planet, both in purging the plague that is humanity and developing a permanent means to inoculate themselves against the planet's indigenous bacteria. Their attempt to successfully make Earth into their new homeworld is imperative for in roughly five years, three million colonists from Mor-Tax are expected to arrive.
WAR OF THE WORLDS is available to buy on DVD now.