|"The Good Samaritan"|
|Air date||December 26th, 1988|
|Producers||Jonathan Hackett; Greg Strangis; Sam Strangis|
|Starring||Jared Martin; Lynda Mason Green; Philip Akin; Richard Chaves|
"To Heal the Leper"
- "We have all to die...sometime."
- ―Alien in possession of Marcus Mason's body
"The Good Samaritan" is the tenth episode of season one of the science fiction series War of the Worlds and is the tenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Paul Tucker and written by Sylvia Clayton. It originally aired in first-run syndication on December 26th, 1988.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The aliens have produced a deadly toxin, and a miraculous new development to feed the world becomes their means of mass poisoning.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
To learn more about designing a radiation-proof bacteria that might kill the aliens, Suzanne contacts wealthy businessman Marcus Mason, whose corporation will profit from a new grain capable of ending world hunger. Offered information for romantic favors, Suzanne refuses, but is nevertheless granted a tour of his lab.
The aliens develop a lethal spore. They possess Mason and infect his grain with it. Suzanne steals a sample of the tainted grain, discovering the spore. Monitoring transmissions, Norton links Mason's company dockyard with the aliens. Posing as Department of Agriculture inspectors, Harrison and Ironhorse battle aliens aboard the wheat ship until the alienated Mason jumps overboard to his death. The shipments have been stopped, but the aliens still have the spores.
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]
|Alex Cord||Marcus Madison Mason|
|Richard Comar||Advocate #1|
|Ilse von Glatz||Advocate #2|
|Michael Rudder||Advocate #3|
|Corinne Conley||Mrs. Pennyworth|
|Rachel Blanchard||Debi McCullough|
|Micki Moore||Joyce Mason|
|Michael Eric Kramer||Commander|
|Billie Mae Richards||Matron #1|
|Maxine Miller||Matron #2|
|Anne Mirvish||Matron #3|
|J.R. Zimmerman||Dr. Adams|
|Darrin Baker||College Boy #1|
|Andrew Gunn||College Boy #2|
|C.J. Lusby||Captive Woman (uncredited)|
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