|Air date||January 2nd, 1989|
|Producers||Jonathan Hackett; Greg Strangis; Sam Strangis|
|Starring||Jared Martin; Lynda Mason Green; Philip Akin; Richard Chaves|
"The Good Samaritan"
"Among the Philistines"
- "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.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Principal Cast[edit | edit source]
|Jared Martin||Harrison Blackwood|
|Lynda Mason Green||Suzanne McCullough|
|Philip Akin||Norton Drake|
|Richard Chaves||Lt. Col. Paul Ironhorse|
Guest Stars[edit | edit source]
|Patrick Macnee||Valery Kedrov|
|Richard Comar||Advocate #1|
|Ilse von Glatz||Advocate #2|
|Michael Rudder||Advocate #3|
|Michael Eric Kramer||Commander|
|John Liddle||Worker #1|
|Frank Crudell||Worker #2|
|Maggie Huculak||Female Worker|
|Patti Gail||Nun #1|
|Brenda Kamino||Nun #2|
|Jackie May||Nun #3|
|Paul Brogren||Small Boy|
|Stella Sprowell||Old Lady|
|Gary Chessman||Young Hood|
|Barbara Barnes-Hopkins||Parking Officer|
|Paul Charters||Security Guard|
|Sarah Campbell||Young Girl|
|Patrick Patterson||Tow Truck Driver|
|Rachel Blanchard||Debi McCullough (uncredited)|
|Corrine Conley||Mrs. Pennyworth (uncredited)|
|David Calderisi||Advocate #1 (uncredited)|
|Randy Atmadja||Man at scene (uncredited)|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
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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