"The Meek Shall Inherit"
Series War of the Worlds
Season 1, Episode 17
The Meek Shall Inherit title card.jpeg
Air date February 13th, 1989
Writers D.C. Fontana
Director William Fruet
Producers Jonathan Hackett; Greg Strangis; Sam Strangis
Starring Jared Martin; Lynda Mason Green; Philip Akin; Richard Chaves
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"It's not the cold. It's something else."
―Sylvia Van Buren

"The Meek Shall Inherit" is the seventeenth episode of season one of the science fiction series War of the Worlds and is the seventeenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by William Fruet and written by D.C. Fontana. It originally aired in first-run syndication on February 13th, 1989.

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The aliens plan to have human society disorganized by paralyzing its means of communication.

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An alien triad is sent to hijack a transport truck containing a needed power source. They are seen possessing three homeless men by Molly Stone, a vagrant from the hospital where Sylvia Van Buren lives. Sensing nearby alien activity, Sylvia has an "episode". To warn Harrison, she escapes with Molly.

Hearing of her escape, Harrison searches for her with Suzanne, finally going to a trucking yard where vagrants receive handouts. Sylvia and Molly are there, as are the aliens, awaiting the truck. They possess Molly. The truck arrives. As the aliens move, Ironhorse and his Omega Squad arrive and kill them all.

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WAR OF THE WORLDS TV Series (1988-90) Advert for Ep 16 THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT

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