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The War of the Planets (2009) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Short / Sci-Fi
Original Title: The War of the Planets
Director: Wyatt Weed
Writers: Wyatt Weed
Released: 2009
Duration: 3min
Video type: Movie
A trailer for a fictional film from the fifties, done in the style of classics like "War of the Worlds" and "This Island Earth". It quickly tells the story of a well-meaning humanoid who visits Earth.
Credited cast:
Nicole Carmela Nicole Carmela - Judy (as Nicole Cummins)
David Martyn Conley David Martyn Conley
John Contini John Contini - Orson
Alan David Alan David
Dona Ellis Dona Ellis - Sylvia
James Gianoulakis James Gianoulakis - Soldier
Nandini King Nandini King
BJ Lange BJ Lange - (as Gerald J. Lange Jr.)
Chuck Lehman Chuck Lehman - General
Sandi D. Leicht Sandi D. Leicht
Fabiola Lopez Fabiola Lopez - Extra
Randy Manning Randy Manning
Dale D. Moore Dale D. Moore - Humanoid
Jordan Pfeifer Jordan Pfeifer - Jim
Ashlee Potter Ashlee Potter

"The War of the Planets" title is actually borrowed from the 1955 classic "This Island Earth", which was later edited down into a 9 minute short film and released on Super 8mm as "War of the Planets" by Eugene W. Castle and his Castle Films Co.

The main inspiration for "The War of the Planets" was the 1953 version of "The War of the Worlds". The film also draws references from "This Island Earth" and "The Day The Earth Stood Still", including the names of the two lead characters - "Rex" after actor Rex Reason (This Island Earth), and Sylvia, after the character that Ann Robinson plays in "The War of the Worlds".

The 'war machine' in "The War of the Planets" is actually a G.I. Joe toy jet cut in half and turned around backwards. It was painted copper to mimic the war machines from "The War of the Worlds". The flying saucer was made from a plastic light fixture and a car stereo speaker.