The Great Martian War (Video)

Apparently this video is actually for a mini series of some sort that will or has already appeared on the History Channel. To read all about it and get an episode guide, just Click Here to go to The Great Martian War History Channel page. This is a crazy piece of video. I can’t even imagine how scary it must have been to be fighting a war in a foreign country especially back in 1914. I mean fighting any war at any time must be one of the most terrifying things in the world. However, if we had been facing extinction from alien robots I think it would have been a million times scarier considering all the different factors, and technological limitations of the early 1900s.

This video uses World War I archival footage, CGI, and some reenactment footage to show what a real Martian War would have looked like in 1914. The footage is set to a more up tempo beat which fits well enough, but seems a little distracting when looking at the actual video. It’s so well done though that it honestly looks like the soldiers in the footage are fighting against giant alien robots. Personally I think a different song would have given it a much more haunting and ominous feel to this video, but that’s just me. Christian Johnson and Steve Maher did an excellent job of seamlessly adding CGI and giving it that old 35 mm film look.

The Great Martian War is a great piece of art and definitely worth a watch. As always I want to hear from you Nerd Nation. Did you enjoy the video and do you think this would make a good TV show sort of like Falling Skies? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on Facebook, or hit me up on the Twitter…Enjoy!

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