The New People (1969–1970)

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A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a ... See full summary »

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 Susan Bradley (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Zooey Hall ...
 Bob Lee (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Moses ...
 Gene Washington (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Peter Ratray ...
 George Potter (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Ginny Loomis (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Olivieri ...
 Stanley Gabriel (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
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A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a civilization free from the problems and mistakes that their parents made, a task that soon becomes much more challenging than they had anticipated. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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An Interesting Concept
27 September 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Even though I was only three years old at the time this show came out, for some reason it stuck with me. One reason is the fact that it is one of the few failures in the illustrious career of the master television writer Rod Serling. It also marked one of the few failures for Aaron Spelling, who had just produced the Mod Squad and would later go on to dominate the 1970's with such shows as Charlie's Angels and the Love Boat. Another reason is the concept of the show. The whole concept of this show was that a plane carrying a group of college students on the way back from a trip abroad gets caught in a storm and crashes on a seemingly deserted island. However, this seemingly deserted island was an abandoned nuclear test site, which was completely stocked with enough provisions to keep them alive almost indefinitely. They then go about creating their own society complete with their own rules as they try to survive on the island. This show definitely was a product of its time, the late 1960's, when youth rebellion was was very prevalent. I think that this would have been better if instead of being a weekly series that it should have been either a movie of the week or maybe a mini-series and maybe it would have been remembered better.


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