"Epiphany"
Series War of the Worlds
Season 1, Episode 11
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Air date January 2nd, 1989
Writers Greg Strangis
Director Neill Fearnley
Producers Jonathan Hackett; Greg Strangis; Sam Strangis
Starring Jared Martin; Lynda Mason Green; Philip Akin; Richard Chaves
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"We must plan for the future."
"A future without humans.
"
―Alien Advocates #1 and #2

"Epiphany" is the eleventh episode of season one of the science fiction series War of the Worlds and is the eleventh episode of the series overall. It was directed by Neill Fearnley and written by Greg Strangis. It originally aired in first-run syndication on January 2nd, 1989.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The aliens plan to provoke a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, taking advantage of humanity's own violent nature in order to speed along its inevitable self-destruction.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Planning to incite thermonuclear war, the aliens build a nuclear bomb and plant it in a stolen van parked near a United States/Soviet Union disarmament summit.

Meanwhile, Harrison brings home Katia, a former lover and a Soviet negotiating team member who wants to defect. The bomb is discovered. The Soviet Union blames the United States, which refuses to allow Katia's defection, due to the sensitive disarmament talks. Harrison tells Katia about the aliens among us. Katia, a bomb expert, disarms the bomb and returns to Russia to lead the anti-alien effort there.

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Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Norton: Now, Colonel, what is it that has you so hot and bothered?
  • Ironhorse: Washington just replied to an inquiry I made, Mr. Drake! It seems that since 1980, the good doctor has had a girlfriend no one knew about. I don't know how the hell we missed that in the security check!
  • Suzanne: Aren't you blowing this just a little out of proportions, Paul? I mean, if he's got a girlfriend, isn't that his business?
  • Ironhorse: I'm not talking cheap thrills and Valentine's Day cards, Suzanne! This girlfriend is an important scientist! An important Russian scientist!

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WAR OF THE WORLDS TV Series (1988-90) Advert for Ep 10 EPIPHANY

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