Sunday, August 17, 2014

Without Warning

Today on Far Future Horizons it gives us great pleasure to present the TV Motion Picture – Without Warning which first aired on October 30th, 1994, the 56th anniversary of Orson Welles infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast.

Without Warning is a TV movie featuring veteran news anchor Sander Vanocur and reporter Bree Walker as themselves covering a breaking news story of three meteor fragments crashing into the Earth's northern hemisphere in October 1994. The film is presented mostly in real time as if it were an actual breaking news event, complete with remote reports from reporters. The executive producer was David L. Wolper, who produced a number of mockumentary-style films from the 1960s onwards but is best known as the producer of "Roots" and "Roots: The Next Generations".

In order to avoid the sort of hysteria whipped up by Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast in 1938, several well known actors were cast in the film, such as Jane Kaczmarek, Philip Baker Hall and John de Lancie.

Without Warning (1994) can be purchased on DVD from The film was released on DVD on July 8, 2003, nearly nine years after its initial, and only, showing on CBS. However, it has since been shown outside the United States, such as the United Kingdom where it has been aired on Sci-Fi, minus the commercial break warnings.

Without Warning (1994) on YouTube
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