Ed Driscoll

The Original Red Scare

As Michael Wade notes, “On this day in 1938, Martians landed in New Jersey“, courtesy of Orson Welles’ radio program and H.G. Wells’ novel. Sadly, I suspect the latter would probably be pretty cool with what the writer of the latest movie version of his book used them to metaphorically stand-in for.

Meanwhile, James Lileks squares the circle, and John Nolte has additional Halloween movie selections. Though for us veteran connoisseurs of Philadelphia TV of our boomer youth, it’s just not the same without Dr. Shock or Stella, “that Maneater from Manayunk” introducing them.

Update: And speaking of Philadelphia, congrats to the Phillies!