‘The Great Martian War of 1913-1917’ nails realistic science fiction

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‘The Great Martian War of 1913-1917’ reimagines a chapter of history in a way that is exciting and even realistic.

Have you wondered what it would be like if H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds happened during the First World War? Well, that is what Mike Slee thought when he and his writers produced The Great Martian War of 1913-1917  

The 2013 documentary-drama is modeled after a historical documentary. It is about a fictional War of Worlds-type scenario taking place during World War I, in which Martians crash in Germany and start a war campaign against humanityThe war in the documentary started in 1913 and ended in 1917.  

The Great Martian War of 1913-1917 is very well made, and it even has World War I-style footage that makes the documentary even more realistic. The actors do a fantastic job in bringing to life the wives of dead soldiers, survivors of the war, and historical experts. This fake documentary was even a nominee for the Canadian Screen Award for Best International Drama and the Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series.     

The story of the war is told from different point of views of soldiers, widows, and historical experts. They go as far as setting up a fake museum that is dedicated to this war. This documentary is unique and fun to watch. They even describe the changes in their version of the World War I timeline   

This fake documentary is very realistic and very fun to watch, combining World War I and the War of the Worlds perfectly. The Great Martian War of 1913-1917 is a fascinating film that will appeal to many, especially fans of science fiction and history