War of the Worlds


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War of the Worlds

  1. 1. War of the Worlds By H.G. Wells
  2. 2. A plot in 5 seconds <ul><li>Creatures from Mars try to take over earth </li></ul><ul><li>Humans fight back, and loose </li></ul><ul><li>Disease kills Martians </li></ul><ul><li>Humans re-inherit the earth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mars <ul><li>Minimal CO 2 -based atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Fe causes red appearance. </li></ul><ul><li>Mars may have once had liquid H 2 O, but not now. </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly Mars once had simple life but; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not yet sufficiently proven and, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So far, no one has shown that it has life now. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Wells: In his own words <ul><li>“ It has air and water and everything necessary for the development of animated life.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The world is far gone in it’s cooling.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wells’ Mars <ul><li>CO 2 -based atmosphere. </li></ul><ul><li>Red plants cause color, the same way some portions of earth would appear green. </li></ul><ul><li>Diminishing liquid H 2 O </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced life forms including entire forests (red creeper), intelligent life, and a food chain to connect them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Disparities <ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid H 2 O </li></ul><ul><li>It was once believed that the “canals” on Mars were built by intelligent life trying to stretch their limited H 2 O resources. </li></ul><ul><li>These modifications are necessary for life as we know it and therefore necessary for an alien invasion plot. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Life on Mars? <ul><li>Our current knowledge of Mars says it may have once been possible for life to form. </li></ul><ul><li>Meteorite AHL 84001 is supposed to contain fossilized microbes, however that is still highly debated. </li></ul><ul><li>If AHL 84001 is genuine it represents the most advanced life form we know of on any planet other than earth. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Life on Wells’ Mars <ul><li>Specifically three different life forms are mentioned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The invaders. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The only Martian plant capable of surviving on earth (Red Creeper), a harmless vine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A human-like species that the aliens feed off of on their home planet. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. In his own words: <ul><li>“ They were huge round bodies or rather heads about 4 feet in diameter, each body having in front of it a face. This face had no nostrils. Indeed the Martians do not appear to have any sense of smell, but it had a pair of very large dark colored eyes and just beneath this a kind of fleshy beak. At the back of this head or body, I hardly know how to speak of it, was a single tight tympanic surface. Since known to be anatomically an ear though it must have been almost useless in our dense air. In a group round the mouth were 16 slender almost whip like tentacles arranged in two bunches of eight each.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Technology <ul><li>As Wells describes them, the Martians were as mortal as any human, the trick was getting past their technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the Martian technology, described in War of the Worlds, we have today! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Space ship Vs. … <ul><li>Their spaceship was modeled after a gun. The Martians pile into the “bullet” and are fired at the planet they intend to invade. </li></ul>
  12. 12. … .Hollow point bullets <ul><li>As the name implies this is a hollowed out bullet. This design causes them to “expand upon entering a target.” This causes much more damage than a standard bullet and destroys the bullet itself in the process. This makes identification impossible. </li></ul><ul><li>It is for this reason that they are illegal. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Heat ray Vs. …
  14. 14. … .Laser <ul><li>X 1000 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Robots Vs. … <ul><li>Wells acknowledged that earth is larger than Mars and so has stronger gravity. </li></ul><ul><li>To compensate, and as war devices, the Martians built mechanical bodies. </li></ul><ul><li>This is comparable to… </li></ul>
  16. 16. … .Pick one <ul><li>Tank </li></ul><ul><li>Gundam </li></ul><ul><li>Android bodies from Men in Black </li></ul><ul><li>Shout out another if you’ve got it </li></ul>
  17. 17. The end
  18. 18. Credits <ul><li>http:// www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mars_worldbook.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALH84001 </li></ul><ul><li>http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/SPA/F2179~NASA-Endeavour-on-Pad-Spaceshots-Posters.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_point_bullet </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/mars.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.solarviews.com/eng/mars.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/why.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://drzeus.best.vwh.net/wotw/0141.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.waroftheworlds.com/downloads/desktops/tripodart/wp_t1_800x600.jpgv </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aldenbates.com/g/pwotwalien.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/images/spaceshipcrash.jpg </li></ul>