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SETI The 60th Anniversary of the Martian Invasion-A Very Interesting Week!!!

Alex Michael Bonnici ( bonnici@ix.netcom.com )
Sun, 01 Nov 1998 11:29:34 -0500

Hello Gang,
We have certainly had a very interesting week after the flurry of
excitement over the alleged radio signal coming from EQ Pegasi which, by
chance or design seems to have coincided with the 60th Anniversary of
the famous Orson Welles radio broadcast of the "WAR OF THE WORLDS." This
also happens to be the Centennial year of the publication of H.G.
Wells' novel. Information concerning the original message and attached
images have been made available at...

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/7193

There is an interesting news story on the BBC web site that
suggests that the stories about mass panic in connection with Orson
Welles'
famous radio dramatization of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" were
greatly exaggerated. The story can be seen via the following link:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_203000/203924.stm

I just finished listening to a delightful comedy that makes
good use of the events surrounding the famous Martian Invasion broadcast
of October 30th, 1938 entitled "Orson the Alien" a webcast being aired
via the SciFi channels web site.
" SEEING EAR THEATRE LIVE SHOW: ORSON
THE ALIEN! THE UNTOLD STORY BEHIND
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

The 100th Anniversary of H.G. Wells' War of
the Worlds is celebrated as Seeing Ear
Theatre, the Dominion's radio theatre group,
performs their own adaptation live from New
York's Museum of TV & Radio. The
presentation, starring Star Trek's Walter
Koenig (Chekov), will be audio streamed in real
time. "
Check it via the following link:
http://www.scifi.com/scifi.con/screen/streamings/

Also check out the web site "War of the Worlds Complete" for other
exciting events connected with the 60th anniversary of the "Broadcast
that panicked America" at":
http://incolor.inetnebr.com/wotw/

You can listen to the original 1938 Orson Welles broadcast of the "War
of the Worlds" via the following web site :
http://www.broadcast.com/books/SciFi/WaroftheWorlds_176.stm

Well that's all for today, and onward to Mars,

Alex Michael Bonnici
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/8505