The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »
Hitler has been revived from suspended animation, ready to take advantage of conditioning that will make everyone obey him. John and Hsui Tai join Major Hughes in a raid on his bunker to try and stop...
In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »
The story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with ... See full summary »
The world stands on the brink of war. It's not a war with another country. It's not an alien invasion. It's a war with another of Earth's native species....Homo superior. MUTANTS The word ... See full summary »
The Tomorrow People are the next stage of human evolution. They can teleport, communicate by telepathy, heal with the power of thought and they are unable to kill or harm any living ... See full summary »
The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the help of Tim their talking computer they battle the bad people of earth and space. Written by
Jeffrey Petro <Jeffp@iserver.icon.palo-alto.med.va.gov>
During the majority of the series, when the lab was located in the abandoned underground station, the control panel for the entrance was a prop that previously appeared in "Doctor Who" in the 1975 Tom Baker story Doctor Who: The Ark in Space: Part One (1975)). The prop was originally made for the 'Gerry Anderson' series UFO (1969), and other panels and control desks from that series can occasionally be seen in both "Doctor Who" and "The Tomorrow People." See more »
In the episode "The Vanishing Earth", the Spidron (who is supposed to be a plant creature) is having a conversation with Steen and turns his head, revealing the actor's human head underneath the Spidron's hood. See more »
If like me, you were in your early teens when this first aired, you were probably a fan too of this low-tech but engaging children's sci-fi series. Replacing another favourite in the ITV schedules of the time, "Ace Of Wands", "The Tomorrow People" aimed even more at its target school-age audience by employing child actors in the lead roles of teenage "homo- superiors" with the ability to telepath and "jaunt" through time and space.
Unfortunately this was its biggest weakness, as the young actors in the starring parts are almost universally wooden, every take looking like they're repeating a line learned a minute before. The sets and special effects are similarly dodgy, all cardboard and flashing lights, yet watching the episodes today some forty years on, with its excellent theme tune and arresting title sequence, it still takes me back to my childhood, when I would settle in after school and watch it faithfully.
That nostalgic glow makes it easy to forgive its rather obvious shortcomings and to be fair the stories I've re-watched are okay too, sort of junior Dr Who. The good news is that all the original episodes are currently available to watch somewhere in hyper-space, unlike the late lamented "Ace Of Wands" so enjoy them while you can.
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