War of the worlds wayne 2007 1 x

The musical design for the Handling Machine.

In The War of the Worlds, in addition to their fighting machines, the Martians brought five-legged crab-like handling machines along inside their cylinders. The handling machines' purpose in the novel is to merely build the fighting machines in the pits formed by the cylinders. Their role is expanded in Jeff Wayne's musical adaptation of the story, in which their role is to capture humans as sustenance for the machines' Martian drivers, which the fighting machines would also do in the original story. Their duties are a mix of both in the PC game based on the musical adaptation, building and maintaining Martian facilities, as well as capturing humans and draining their blood.