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Simon Kinberg is out to invoke one of sci-fi’s greats:The War of the Worlds. Not the original H.G. Wells novel, which he loves, but Orson Welles’ 1938 radio drama. Welles’ broadcast, the tale goes, was so immersive that some listeners believed the United States really was being invaded by beings from another world. (Though that reaction wasn’t nearly as common as most retellings suggest.) The panic, however brief and limited, was part of what inspired Kinberg in the creation of Invasion, the Apple TV Plus drama that follows five people immediately after a hostile-seeming alien presence arrives on Earth.

“Now, obviously, you couldn’t do that today, with social media and technology and marketing, and what you and I are…



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