War of the Worlds: Goliath

Synopsis: A retro-futuristic epic of steampunk battle set in 1914. It has been 15 years since the original H.G. Wells Martian invasion. Fearing another attack, the human race has prepared itself. This is the story of the battle tripod 'Goliath' and its young crew. 'Goliath' is the vanguard of an army of steam-powered battle walkers, heat-ray biplanes, and armored zeppelins facing a Martian fleet of giant fighting machines and flying wings. Within the cockpit of 'Goliath', courage under fire, conflicted loyalties and the struggle to save earth, in this new War of the Worlds.
Director(s): Joe Pearson
Production: Anderson Digital
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Are they gone?

Stay down, Eric.

We have to go, now!

Eric, where's Eric?


Move. Now! Son, do it!



You monster!

Extra! Extra!


Look at that! It's Richthofen, gotta be!

Hey, wait a minute! He can't

fly that low!

Coming through. Pardon me.

Look at this place. Excuse me.

Well, that was a long trip.

Good to see you, Shah.

Today's the big day, Captain.


Huh. Don't look so happy about it.

You deserve it.

We deserve it. Now we'd better go.

The General's not the kind of man

you want to keep waiting.

There should be five thousand troops

here, not two.

The recalls of our troops and

equipment are bleeding us dry.

Those fools in Europe would rather

prepare to fight each other

than the Martians.

We will be enough.

Do you really believe that, Theodore?

I won't allow myself to believe

anything else.

I'm under pressure to come home.

I don't know how long I can stall.

Good morning, Captain.

Lieutenant Carter.

Hey. When this is over,

maybe you and I could...

When hell freezes over.

Well, I think there's a wee

chill in the air.

You don't know what you're missing,

Jennifer my darlin'.

That's Lieutenant Carter... Corporal.

Yes, sir. I mean, ma'am.

Ladies and gentlemen. If I may have

your attention.

As you know, 15 years ago, the Martians

launched their unprovoked attack against us.

Over 140 million of us were murdered.

And many of our great cities laid to waste.

Until the invaders were beaten by the smallest

of earth's living creatures... The germ.

From that destruction, we formed the Allied

Resistance Earth Squadrons, A.R.E.S.

From the best of our planet's armies.

To make sure that it never happened again.

Professor Tesla, A.R.E.S. chief of science

and the man responsible for unlocking

the secrets of Martian technology

has made an alarming discovery.

Professor Tesla.

Good afternoon.

Mars' orbit is once again approaching

a time of close proximity to Earth.

I have detected large scale fluctuations

of magnetic energy from the Martian surface

Along with a series of low frequency

radio signals.

It is my belief that the signals are

a Martian military code

hidden within sunspot activity.

That they and the magnetic energy

coming from the planet's surface

serve as a prelude to an invasion.

An invasion?

How soon?

Weeks... Days... Hours.

So you have no idea!

I do. They will come when they are

ready and we are not.

So we must get ready... Now!

This is our new Achilles Class

battle tripod

65 feet tall... A heavy machine gun

and six light rockets

heat ray with an effective range

of a thousand meters.

And an 88 millimeter

cannon on full turret.

Because of their outstanding

performance in recent battle simulations

the honor of command of the first

of these will go

to Captain Eric Wells and his crew.

Don't be shy, Captain.

I give you Eric Wells from England,

Lieutenant Jennifer Carter from the U.S.,

Corporal Patrick O'Brien from Ireland,

Sergeant Abraham Douglas from Canada,

and Lieutenant Raja Iskandar Shah

from Malaya.

Have you thought of a name for her?

The Goliath, sir.

Ah, an excellent choice.

Tomorrow you will all be divided

into two equal forces.

To further our preparations for

the coming conflict

we will stage a war game.

Blue team will be under the command

of Captain Wells.

Your force will consist of French,

Italian and Indian tripods.

The red team of Korean, German

and Austrian tripods

will be under the command

of Captain Sakai.

My money's on Sakai!

Twenty on Wells!

Nothing can prepare you

for war itself.

The sound... Smell... Fear...

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