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 »
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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>
Actor 'Nicolas Young (I)' confessed in the DVD commentary that he got the role of "John" because he cheated. He was working part time for his agent at the time and when he saw the breakdowns for the role of "John" and thought he'd be perfect for that role. Nicolas was responsible for sending over the head shots and resumes of several actors to be considered the role of John. So, Nicolas would send 1 head shot and resume of each actor (his competition for the role he wanted) and 12 of his own head shots and resumes as well. Although that's in the gray area of ethics - it did get him an audition and 2 call backs. The directors weren't too keen on Nicolas, but seeing as he was the only actor over the age of 18, they compromised on their idea of the perfect "John" and eventually cast Nicolas for the part. 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 »
The Tomorrow People debuted in March 1973 and was mean't to be an answer to the BBC's Doctor Who but curiously was shown on a Monday instead of Doctor Who's Saturday. It followed the adventures of several teenagers who were the first to gain telepathic powers in the next stages of human evolution. Nicholas Young was cast as John and remained with the series until it ended in 1979. Peter Vaughan Clarke was also one of the first to join the series as well as their computer Tim, voiced by the late Philip Gilbert. Elizabeth Adare joined in Season 2 and she was certainly one of the finest characters in the series alongside John. The show became very popular and ran for 6 years with eight series being produced and shown on ITV. The series certainly has it's classics and the writing by Roger Price (also the series creator) was alway's very good. Strong episodes include 'The Blue and the Green' and 'Vanishing Earth' but to me the ultimate classic is the 1978 two parter 'The Living Skins' (also Nicholas Young's favourite) featuring the Bulboids. To me this story had everything. Good humour, excellent (if funny) aliens, but more importantly despite this it was still very menacing something which I felt earlier stories never maintained. Later 'Tomorrow People' include, Andrew Forbes, Mike (played by Flintlock Drummer Mike Holoway) and Hsui Tai (she tried bless her!) and the series went out on a high in 1979 with 'War of the Empires'. The Tomorrow People remains a science fiction classic which came number 8 of the top ten sci-fi programme on Channel4 in 2001. The series really disappeared apart from some video releases in 1991 until 2001 when DVD releases of the series began to be produced by Revelation films. The commentaries are truly excellent with the wonderfully cynical Nicholas Young providing a lot of laughs. Big Finish productions are now also making new 'Tomorrow People' audio dramas. In conclusion, although 'The Tomorrow People' was sometimes quite shallow and certainly not a patch on Doctor Who it did provide science fiction thirsty children with some excellent stories and perhaps more importantly a good laugh! The show was packed full of humour throughout it's six year run. Certainly a good series, and one among the science fiction greats.
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