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War of the Wrolds
War of the Wrolds

01:23:16 - 02:20:16 -- PICTURES OF THE WEEK: From 1906, illustrations by Henrique Alvim Correa for a limited edition run of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Groundbreaking for its time, it told the story of a brutal invasion of Earth by a technologically advanced race from Mars, whose war machines were towering tripods. First serialized in 1897 in England in Pearson's Magazine and in the United States by Cosmopolitan Magazine, and then as a hardcover novel in 1898, the 1906 limited edition's illustrations were reportedly Wells' favorite.

Besides being a science-fiction classic, War of the Worlds' powerful opening passage has resonated with readers for more than a century...

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; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us...

The Day the Earth Stood Still
Flight to Mars
Man from Planet X
The Thing from Another World
Invaders from Mars
It Came from Outer Space
War of the Worlds
Devil Girl from Mars
Target Earth
This Island Earth
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
Forbidden Planet
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Not of This Earth
Invasion of the Saucer Men

02:27:16 - 12:24:16 PICTURES OF THE WEEK: Poster art for alien-themed and flying-saucer science-fiction movies of the 1950s. From 1951: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Flight to Mars, The Man from Planet X, The Thing from Another World. From 1953: Invaders from Mars, It Came from Outer Space, War of the Worlds. From 1954: Devil Girl from Mars, Target Earth. From 1955: This Island Earth. From 1956: Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. From 1957: Not of This Earth, Invasion of the Saucer Men.

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1939 World's Fair Visitors Entering the Perisphere

Whether you need some serious styling for your walls at home or work or are on the lookout to give someone a special gift they'll treasure, you support the work of Saturday Night Uforia whenever you shop for great posters from from any link at this site -- any, each, and every time you start your shopping from here. You still get the same great deal as your friends and family, but a little will come our way as a thanks from And you'll have the extra satisfaction of directly supporting the work of Saturday Night Uforia while treating yourself or friends to something special... like these great images celebrating the history of space exploration (you can even have them mounted, laminated, or framed). Just click on the pic for a larger version...

Model of 170 Passenger TU-114, in Soviet Pavilion, Brussels World's Fair

Brussels Fair Spiral

Model of Russian Satellite Sputnik I on Display at the Soviet Pavilion at Expo '58

Painter on Walls of Philips Electrical Co. Exhibit at Expo '58

World's Fair Locomotive

Atomium Brussels

Space Satellite Exhibit and Statue of Nikolai Lenin in Soviet Pavilion, at Expo '58

Auto Exhibit in the Soviet Pavilion at Expo '58

Bobsled Ride at New York World's Fair

Fountains Surrounding Unisphere at New York World's Fair Closing Day

Trylon and Perisphere at New York World's Fair

Statue of Man and Horses Being Lit from Behind at New York World's Fair

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