"Goliath Is My Name"
Series War of the Worlds
Season 1, Episode 8
Goliath Is My Name title card.jpeg
Air date November 14th, 1988
Writers Tom Lazarus
Director George Bloomfield
Producers Jonathan Hackett; Greg Strangis; Sam Strangis
Starring Jared Martin; Lynda Mason Green; Philip Akin; Richard Chaves
Episode guide
"The Second Seal"
"To Heal the Leper"
"Did you see that Parkins boy's body in the tunnel?"
"Just the photos; worst thing I've ever seen. Kid had no face. What kind of monster would do that?
―Police Detectives #1 and #2

"Goliath Is My Name" is the eighth episode of season one of the science fiction series War of the Worlds and is the eighth episode of the series overall. It was directed by George Bloomfield and written by Tom Lazarus. It originally aired in first-run syndication on November 14th, 1988.

Plot[edit | edit source]

A fantasy game and reality collide for students when the aliens invade a campus to steal a lethal biological substance. Things become even worse when an alien is exposed to the toxin and becomes a mentally unstable rogue.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

At Ohio Polytech, during a fantasy version of a laser tag-like game set in the college's underground tunnels, student Robert Parkins, a former associate of Suzanne's, is killed by aliens attempting to steal lethal "Y Fever" from a campus lab. The team arrives to investigate.

One of Parkins' teammates, possessed by the aliens, is infected by Y Fever. Frenzied, forgetting his alien identity, he disappears with two vials of Y Fever toxin, resuming the students' game.

The team discovers the break-in and searches the tunnels for him. The aliens also search until Ironhorse kills them. Harrison, entering the game, tricks the alien / student into the lab where he's destroyed.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Advocate #2: We can rely on the self-destructive nature of the primitives.
  • Advocate #3: It is our greatest ally.
  • Advocate #1: And our greatest enemy. This is truly a filthy place.


  • Debi: Have you heard from my mother?
  • Norton: Have I heard from your mother? Has Harrison called in from the field like he was supposed to? Have they forgotten my important contributions to this team? Has your mother completely discounted my value to this unit? Have they undermined my investigation? As a matter of fact, no. No, I have not heard from your mother.
  • Debi: No big deal.
  • Norton: My opinion exactly.

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WAR OF THE WORLDS TV Series (1988-90) Adverts Ep 7 GOLIATH IS MY NAME. TV Violence

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