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War of the Worlds: The Last Supper

To better understand the reach of the aliens, the Blackwood Project holds a top secret meeting with extraterrestrial authorities from other parts of the world.

Their objective, and more importantly, their lives are in jeopardy as the aliens are not only aware of the meeting, but one of them may be an alien operative.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x18
Airdate: Monday March 06th, 1989

Director: George McCowan
Writer: Tom Lazarus


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Special Guest Stars
Colm FeoreColm Feore
As Leonid Argochev
Recurring
Efrain FigueroaEfrain Figueroa
As Gabriel Morales
James HongJames Hong
As Soo Tak

Co-Guest Stars
Suzanne CoySuzanne Coy
As Sunethra Menathong
Recurring
Ilse Von GlatzIlse Von Glatz
As Advocate #1
Recurring
Ric SarabiaRic Sarabia
As Advocate #2
Recurring
Michael CopemanMichael Copeman
As Advocate #3
Recurring
Barry KennedyBarry Kennedy
As Jerry Raymond
Abbott AndersonAbbott Anderson
As Morris Burnobi (credited as Abbott Jones Anderson)

Featuring
Brenda KaminoBrenda Kamino
As Nurse
Recurring
Norah GrantNorah Grant
As Sgt. Coleman
Recurring
Ron PayneRon Payne
As Businessman
Main Cast
Jared Martin
As Dr. Harrison Blackwood
Lynda Mason Green
As Dr. Suzanne McCullough
Philip Akin
As Norton Drake
Richard Chaves
As Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse
Episode Notes
Not only does Ilse von Glatz return after a two episode hiatus in this episode, but her rank as an Advocate has been promoted from #2 to #1. Because there appears to be no hierarchy within the Advocacy, this seems to have been done for the sake of Glatz, most likely a nod to her duties as being the longest running actor in the collective role.

The map Norton displays in his presentation shows there to be 10 known alien dumpsites in the United States. It is not known whether any of these include the sites that were available on the list found in "The Second Seal".

It's revealed that the aliens have had a presence on Earth for at least 2000 years.



Episode Quotes
(watching television)
Advocate #3: Why do I like looking at this?
Advocate #2: I do not know, but I like it too.

Ironhorse: I highly recommend that we call this whole thing off. It's just gotten too risky.
Harrison: We have a global alien problem. Remember? That's what's too risky.

Jerry Raymond: We've won.
Harrison: This time, yes, but tomorrow... Tomorrow is another day.



Episode Goofs
When Harrison plays the video recording from the camera at Fort Jericho, you can tell it is merely the the scene from "The Resurrection", as part of the monitor the characters are watching it on is visible on screen.

When discussing the ability to detect an alien, there is no mention of radiation. A Geiger counter would help to prove if there was at least an alien among them. Additionally, the radiation produces sores that have developed on host bodies after a period of time, which would be another measure to narrow down the suspects. For some reason, neither of these methods, which have been employed in the past, are referred to here.



Episode References
This episode is what might be considered a clip show, incorporating scenes from previous episodes, framed in a story setting. In addition to footage from the 1953 film The War of the Worlds, clips are shown from the episodes "The Resurrection", "Thy Kingdom Come", "A Multitude of Idols", "Eye for an Eye", "The Second Seal", "Goliath Is My Name", "To Heal the Leper", "The Good Samaritan", "Dust to Dust", "He Feedeth Among the Lillies", "The Prodigal Son", and "The Meek Shall Inherit".

Harrison's comment about losing a member of their team is a reference to the killing of Kensington in "Among the Philistines".



Other Episode Crew

CreatorGreg Strangis
Executive ProducerSam Strangis  |  Greg Strangis
ProducerJonathan Hackett (1)
Production DesignerGavin Mitchell (2)
EditorSteve Weslak
CastingBrian Levy  |  Caro Jones
First Assistant DirectorTerry Ingram
Second Assistant DirectorKen A. Smith (3)
MusicBilly Thorpe
Costume DesignerLeonie Reid
HairstylistMaxine Rennes
Key GripMark Manchester
Set DecoratorGareth Wilson
Location ManagerDavid Coombs
Transportation CoordinatorEddie Bowman
Property MasterDan Bezaire
Production CoordinatorNan Skiba
Assistant EditorStewart Dowds
Post Production SupervisorE.A. Jemison-Ball
GafferIra Cohen
Director of PhotographyRon Stannett, C.S.C.
Production SecretaryJanet Gayford
Art DirectorRolf Harvey
Post Production CoordinatorMary Jane Patterson
Creative ConsultantHerbert Wright
Production ManagerSusan Murdoch
Sound EditorBrad Stephenson
Sound MixerTom Mather
Dubbing MixerLou Solakofski
Third Assistant DirectorLinda Fox  |  Megan Banning
Extras CastingGabrielle Iviney
Sound SupervisorJanis Gabbert
Executive In Charge Of ProductionRobert Wertheimer
Executive Script ConsultantTom Lazarus
Second Unit DirectorDavid Warry-Smith
Special Effects CoordinatorMarianne Klein
Additional MusicLarry Brown (3)
Graphic ArtistKim Davidson (2)
Makeup ArtistJane Meade
Wardrobe MistressIsabel De Biasio
Dialogue EditorGeorge Solakofski
Computer GraphicsSide Effects
Second Unit Director Of PhotographyGord Langevin
Producers AssistantSusan Perry (2)
Post Production ConsultantBernie Laramie
Production AuditorHeather McIntosh
Continuity SupervisorAlexandra La Roche
Action CoordinatorR.L. (Bobby) Hannah
Special Effects EditorJeff Morgan (2)
 
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