The BEST Episodes of War of the Worlds

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2020

Network: Syndication

They never left! In 1953, Earth experienced a War of the Worlds. Common bacteria stopped the aliens, but it didn't kill them. Instead, the aliens lapsed into a state of deep hibernation. Now the aliens have been resurrected, more terrifying than before. In 1953, aliens started taking over the world. Today, they're taking over our bodies! They're alive! This time, the aliens are ready...

The Second Wave

#1 - The Second Wave

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 2, 1989

Almost Tomorrow The world is now a mess. As the environment with its predictable weather patterns and the economy in dire straights, anarchy is now loose and the world as we knew it is less optimistic. It's been months with no alien activity and the military backing for the Blackwood Project is weakened as the government seems to be in turmoil as well. As if things weren't bad enough, a new group of aliens, the Morthren, have arrived. They have used a process of transmutation to take on human form to protect themselves from Earth's bacteria so the need for hosting bodies and radiation is no more. Under the rule of Malzor, they are instructed by the Eternal Spirit of Morthrai to kill off the "soldiers" who came before and failed to appropriate the planet. Continuing in their mission, they try to snare a member of the Blackwood Team for cloning purposes which will obtain all memories of the original, but totally loyal to the Morthren cause. With this clone, it can more easily infiltrate

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers: Jonathan Glassner, Michael Michaelian
Doomsday

#2 - Doomsday

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 1989

A heat wave, followed by a water shortage, drives everyone to the brink of desperation. When a local church font begins to produce an apparently unlimited supply of water, the team is suspicious. Is it a miracle, or something much darker?

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Timothy Bond
Writers: Tony DiFranco
Terminal Rock

#3 - Terminal Rock

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 1989

Rock and roll ruins young minds...especially when the aliens are involved. Loner Kincaid and newly-adolescent Debi experience growing pains while the team tries to deal with a new, dangerous kind of music.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: John Groves
Breeding Ground

#4 - Breeding Ground

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 1989

While at the hospital looking for some hard-to-find medicine, Harrison comes across gruesome evidence that the aliens are experimenting on humans. Meanwhile, Malzor and Mana try to find a way to increase their Morthren numbers here on Earth.

star 8.00
1 votes
Writers: Alan Moskowitz
Seft of Emun

#5 - Seft of Emun

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 1989

When the Morthren run low on power, they are forced to bring Seft, the High Priestess of Emun, out of stasis. While Seft is searching for the materials she will need to create power crystals for her captors she meets Harrison. Will the link forged between them be enough to save Seft and her son, or is she doomed to forever serve the evil Morthren?

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: William Fruet
Writers: J.K.E. Rose
Loving the Alien

#6 - Loving the Alien

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 1989

Suzanne helps her friend Marcus search for his missing daughter, unaware that the girl has been captured by the aliens. Meanwhile, Debi runs away in search of someone who understands her. She finds that person in a pale, strange boy named Ceeto.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Otta Hanus
Writers: Janet MacLean
The Prodigal Son

#7 - The Prodigal Son

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 6, 1989

In 1953, aliens invaded Earth, but were stopped when they fell to the planet's bacteria - except one. Now this rebellious rogue alien uses Blackwood's meeting with the United Nations to help his own plan for global domination.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: George McCowan
Writers: Herbert Wright, Patrick Barry
Unto Us a Child is Born

#8 - Unto Us a Child is Born

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 20, 1989

After a pregnant woman is possessed by an alien and gives birth, the child becomes the focus of a search as it may offer an immunity to Earth's bacteria.

star 7.67
3 votes
Directors: George McCowan
Writers: David Braff
The Meek Shall Inherit

#9 - The Meek Shall Inherit

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 13, 1989

The aliens plan to disorganize human society by paralyzing its means of communication.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: William Fruet
Writers: D.C. Fontana
The Last Supper

#10 - The Last Supper

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 6, 1989

A secret meeting between countries is conducted in order to evaluate the global alien threat. However, the Advocacy learn of this grouping, and seize it as an opportunity to swiftly crush resistance. for his own brand of justice.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: George McCowan
Writers: Tom Lazarus
Vengeance is Mine

#11 - Vengeance is Mine

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 16, 1989

Ironhorse must deal with a mistake that no soldier wants to make: the killing of an innocent civilian.

star 7.33
3 votes
Writers: Arnold Margolin
My Soul to Keep

#12 - My Soul to Keep

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 24, 1989

The time to reproduce, and thus increase their army, has come for the aliens. But the offspring are endangered by radiation and the aliens take a risky move to ensure their future.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: William Fruet
Writers: John Kubichan
So Shall Ye Reap

#13 - So Shall Ye Reap

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 1, 1989

The aliens infiltrate the illegal drug trade in order to circulate a narcotic that will turn humans into violent killers.

star 7.33
3 votes
Writers: Michael McCormack
The Raising of Lazarus

#14 - The Raising of Lazarus

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 8, 1989

A strange alien pod is found and taken to a nuclear research facility. The Blackwood Project is summoned to investigate, but their authority is soon overridden by a mysterious Project 9.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Durnford King
A Multitude of Idols

#15 - A Multitude of Idols

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 1988

The aliens move toward an operation that will begin integrating themselves into human society, thus developing agents to be active anywhere in the world.

star 7.25
20 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Tom Lazarus
The Resurrection (1)

#16 - The Resurrection (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 1988

In 1953, a worldwide invasion from Mars would have eliminated humanity had the extraterrestrial invaders not been vulnerable to the indigenous bacteria on the planet. Now an accident at a dumpsite revives the comatose aliens who then shortly attempt to resume the war they started 35 years ago.

star 7.15
145 votes
Directors: Colin Chilvers
Writers: Greg Stangis
The Walls of Jericho

#17 - The Walls of Jericho

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 1988

After a period without any further evidence of the aliens' existence, the powers-that-be try to shut down the Blackwood Project. Meanwhile, the aliens try desperately to find a way to combat the threat brought on by the radiation that is killing them.

star 7.14
58 votes
Directors: Colin Chilvers
Writers: Forrest Van Buren
Thy Kingdom Come

#18 - Thy Kingdom Come

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 1988

The aliens trek to Canada in order to free more of their sleeping brethren. The Blackwood Project's only hope in finding them lies in the scattered mind of War of the Worlds veteran Sylvian Van Buren.

star 7.10
50 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Herbert Wright
The Second Seal

#19 - The Second Seal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 1988

The aliens begin infiltrating a military base in hopes of possessing a list containing the location of 10,000 of their stored-away comrades.

star 7.07
15 votes
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Writers: Patrick Barry
The Good Samaritan

#20 - The Good Samaritan

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 26, 1988

The aliens have produced a deadly toxin, and a miraculous new development to feed the world becomes their means of mass poisoning.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Paul Tucker
Writers: Sylvia Clayton
No Direction Home

#21 - No Direction Home

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 1989

While the Blackwood team picks up the pieces and tries to find a new home, the Morthren, too, have to find a new location as they are aware that the humans have been there once and might return. When Harrison and Kincaid go back to the empty base, they find an engram for the aliens' cloning devices that can transport memories and images from the subject to its copy. Meanwhile, Mana and Ardix have cloned a reverend so that he can spread the word of the one true God - the Eternal.

star 7.00
2 votes
Writers: Nolan Powers
Night Moves

#22 - Night Moves

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1989

The harsh life in the city, coupled with a food shortage, lead Suzanne to take Debi out to the country to live with Suzanne's estranged mother. The aliens are also having food shortages, however, and have their own plans for the family homestead.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Mark Sobel
Writers: Lorne Rossman
Synthetic Love

#23 - Synthetic Love

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 15, 1990

Kincaid runs into an old friend named Johnny, only to discover that his friend is dangerously addicted to drugs. Kincaid takes him to one of the well-known Laporte Rehabilitation Centers, which has just started using a new miracle drug called Krebulax. But something strange is going on at the clinic, and there's something even stranger about the man supplying the drug...a Mister Malcolm.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Francis Delia
Writers: Nancy Ann Miller
The Defector

#24 - The Defector

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 22, 1990

When an attempt to hack into the humans' computers goes awry, a Morthren technician (Kemo) is scarred both physically and mentally by the experience. Facing execution, he flees and takes over the identity of the human hacker he killed.

star 7.00
1 votes
Writers: Judith Berg, Sandra Berg
Time to Reap

#25 - Time to Reap

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 29, 1990

The Eternal instructs Malzor on how he can go back in time to 1953 in the aftermath of the failed invasion to ensure victory by inoculating his brethren from Earth's bacteria in order to change the course of history in the favour of the Morthren race. However, Blackwood and Kincaid have followed him through the same time tunnel to stop him from succeeding in giving the aliens a huge advantage in their conquest.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Joseph Scanlan
Writers: Jim Trombetta