Orson the Alien


A live taping of the
Sci-Fi Channel’s Seeing Ear Theater
at the
Museum of Television & Radio
in New York.

A lethargic alien commander
(Walter Koenig, “Chekhov” of Star Trek)
makes his planet’s first contact with Earth by overhearing a transmission of an attack by Martians.
His over-ambitious cadet (Paul Singleton)
wants to investigate the signals.
But is it a real attack they’re hearing … or the 1939 radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds?