Blending archival footage together with CGI special FX to create a distinct aesthetic, Manchester-based character design and animation studio Plazma carried out some sterling work on the History Channel’s The Great Martian War. Releasing a compilation of shots from the programme on Vimeo, cut to the sounds of fellow Manchurians Working for a Nuclear Free City, it certainly makes you want to see more from this unique TV show.

On its 100th anniversary, The Great Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of 1913-17, when Humankind was pitted against a savage Alien invasion.

With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War fuses sci-fi fantasy with specialist factual history to explore the real-world tragedies and unique horror of World War One.

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