There is a new version of Jeff Wayne's musical The War of the Worlds, for the same reason, aimed at "newer people." It has Liam Neeson et al. instead of Richard Burton. I have both versions. I have nothing against Liam (I will find you and I will kill you) Neeson but nothing will ever be better than Richard Burton.But far more importantly, the 1978 version was produced in 1978.
You and I and all of the other people who have made that argument here are old enough to have seen it in 1978 or reasonably soon afterwards.
A new version is aimed at newer people.
I don’t know. I went to see it, my mum got lost, we didn’t get in and I had to go with my brothers to watch Battlestar Gallitica instead. It still ranklesWas the 1978 one really that "traumatising"? I watched it several times at the cinema, at the age of 11 -- and this was a couple of years before I dared watch Doctor Who!
Yes, loved it. Had the sticker book and everything (and completed it) and also read the novels (by Colin Dann). The vast majority of the main cast actually survive - Fox, Vixen, Mole, Badger, Weasel, Owl, Kestrel, Adder etc. etc. But the pheasants, hedgehogs, mice are killed off quite regularly, and several of Fox's cubs cark it.Anyone else remember the Animals of Farthing Wood? For those unaware, imagine a cartoon about cuddly animals. Their forest is being destroyed by bulldozers and they have to flee. Quite a lot of them die. In fact, I think pretty much the entire original cast and lots of newcomers end up dead. It was on the BBC in the 1990s. Rather good, from memory.
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