“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own…”

– Chapter I: The Eve of the War

INTRODUCTION

The Coming of the Martians

The Coming of the Martians is our full-cast faithful audio dramatisation of H. G. Wells’ original 1897 martian invasion story The War of the Worlds.

Since it was first novelised in 1898 there have been numerous adaptations in various media formats. However, none of these derivative works have been truly faithful to the original story or the tone that Wells established.

Our adaptation, presented as an audio drama in surround sound, retains the dark and often horrific nature of events and faithfully recreates scenes as closely as possible without the need to alter the original story. We retain the late 19th Century period and the southern England setting and give the story a fantastic cast of actors wonderfully directed in a production that sounds incredibly realistic!

BUT WHO SHALL DWELL IN THESE WORLDS…

Our Cast & Production Team

The Coming of the Martians stars award-winning actor Colin Morgan (Humans, The Living and the Dead, Merlin) as George alongside Ronald Pickup as The Curate, Nigel Lindsay as The Artilleryman, Dan Starkey as astronomer Ogilvy, with Olivia Poulet as Marion, Luke Kempner as Herbert, Molly Hanson as Adrienne, Stephen Critchlow as Captain Rostron, Nick Scovell as Henderson and Lisa Bowerman as Helen.

Written by H. G. Wells and adapted by Nick Scovell.
Directed by Lisa Bowerman. Produced by Martin Johnson

CD Release

Our standard 2-disc stereo CD release encoded in Dolby Pro Logic II* surround sound.

*This audio CD will play in stereo as normal. However, if you have an amplifier with Dolby surround decoding you can listen to this release in surround sound.

General release: November, 2017

Limited Edition DVD

Limited to just 3000 copies, our DVD release contain the story as it was meant to be heard, in discrete DTS or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The DVD also contains behind the scenes material, extra material, digital copies of the story for personal use and much more.

A list of extras can be found on our product page.

General release: November, 2017

Collector’s Edition USB

Limited to just 500 copies, our comprehensive USB release contain the story as it was meant to be heard, in discrete uncompressed 96khz/24-bitDTS or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. The USB also contains an immense collection of behind the scenes material, uncut extra material, studio recordings, digital copies of the story for personal use, a PDF copy of H. G. Wells’ original 1897 story and much more.

The USB is held in a real linen book designed to imitate the first edition novel of 1898. This book is accompanied by a 24 page booklet and both are contained in a black display box.

A full list of USB material can be found on our product page.

General release: November, 2017

What the press say…

In a year jam-packed with Wells, this is one of the releases AudioStatic has been waiting for!Starburst Magazine
In a year jam-packed with Wells, this is one of the releases AudioStatic has been waiting for!Starburst Magazine