Hi, my name is Axel. We have to save the world from the Martians!

This is my girlfriend Grauben: she's a lot smarter than me. As time goes on I find she's behind a lot of stuff that I didn't know. We're both from Hamburg, but we study history in London.

This is my uncle, professor Otto Lidenbrock. He's a world renowned geologist and hardline skeptic. He pays for everything... as long as we live very cheaply!

And this is a Martian. The Martian invasion changed everything.

Shall I start at the beginning, when the Martians invaded? Or do you want the short version? Or something else?