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The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells 

H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. On a night in London in 1946, newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray arrives at the home ... See full summary »
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Tom Ward ...  H. G. Wells 6 episodes, 2001
Barry Stanton ...  Dean Frederick Masterman 6 episodes, 2001
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H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. On a night in London in 1946, newspaper reporter Ellen McGillivray arrives at the home of legendary literary figure, Herbert George Wells. Expecting to hear of the events and people who formed his prophetic imagination, she is informed of a world in which known scientific boundaries no longer exist. It begins a half-century earlier at London's Imperial College of Science where Wells meets Jane Robbins, a scientist equally fascinated by unnatural phenomenon, and a woman who immediately captures Wells' heart. Through midnight experiments and secret investigations into the paranormal, through the follies of chance and the miracles of fate, Wells and Robbins find themselves slipping into whirlpools of time, both past and present, they never thought possible. Since this mysterious universe can not be shared with the world, this becomes a wondrous secret that binds them forever. To Wells' ... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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With stunning recreations of the 19th century London, awe inspiring special effects, and a timeless love story at its heart, The Infinite Worlds of H.G.Wells is a dazzling tribute to the grandmaster of science-fiction. See more »


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5 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK

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Hallmark Entertainment See more »
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Examining the damage done by the door knob, after the "explosion" revealed the wall was constructed using plasterboard or gypsum (drywall). Those products were not used in the UK until the 1930s. Up till that time, lath and plaster or even reed mat substituting for lath (framework) was in use. See more »

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Yes, I'm a Wells fan - but there's more to this gem....
10 January 2003 | by RashadInOzSee all my reviews

Happily, the screens - small and large - have (mostly) been kind to H G Wells. I'm a fan so I attribute it to the charming quality of "human-ness" and compassion that ran through his writing (and not just his sci-fi either). I'll keep clear of the Time Machine remake and the tragedy of casting Guy Pearce in the lead. What's intriguing is that H G Wells himself has often been written into period pieces as a character - always a sensitive new-age kinda guy - and why not?- he really was years ahead of the time he lived in. And "Infinite Worlds" does it well. The screenwriters do not let Wells' short stories down as they weave a gentle romance and equally gentle humour in with stories like The Stolen Bacillus, The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes and others. The period style is light and the well-directed cast play their parts with none of the embarrassment that often dogs smaller productions. Add a soundtrack that matches the mood of "Infinite Worlds" and you've got a warm evening's viewing (or two - the version I saw was in three parts on cable and even without the ads it was a few enjoyable hours worth).


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