On October 30, 1938, one of the most controversial and infamous media broadcasts occurred when Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air performed their adaptation of H.G. Welles' classic science fiction novel "The War of the Worlds." Their radio play generated mass hysteria across America, convincing millions of people that an invasion from Mars was coming to their cities and towns, thus becoming known as "The Panic Broadcast."
Today, as a tribute to this radio broadcast, I decided to do a re-imagining of it through the use of sound effects gathered from numerous sources, along with accompanying background music to give a modern twist to this classic broadcast.
You may recognize effects from the 1950's motion picture adaptation of the novel, along with Star Wars, the CBS Special Presentation sounder, WCBS station ID, fake commercials from South Park, Ren and Stimpy, and even the famous Wilhelm yell.…
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