I dug out an old video of Independence Day, which has some dodgy physics, (In the adverts prior on the tape it had an advert for a Independance Day computer game compatible on windows 95!!! but I digress)
While watching it, it seemed like a re-working of the first film War of the Worlds, (Not the Tom Cruise mangling). In that you have an airforce that does not seem to work out at first. There is a nuke which does not work, but ultimately the alien's are dealt with by a virus (natural in WOTW but a computer virus in ID) I realise in the book it was microbes.
Did anyone else seem any similarities between WOTW and ID?