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Nicholas Young ...
 John (68 episodes, 1973-1979)
Philip Gilbert ...
 Tim / ... (66 episodes, 1973-1979)
Elizabeth Adare ...
 Elizabeth (50 episodes, 1974-1979)
Peter Vaughan-Clarke ...
 Stephen (46 episodes, 1973-1976)
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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>

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The series was publicised as ITV's answer to the BBC's popular science-fiction series Doctor Who (1963), although it had an even lower budget and production values. An early publicity photograph included Nicholas Young, Peter Vaughan-Clarke, Sammie Winmill and Stephen Salmon pictured with Jon Pertwee, who was starring as the Third Doctor when The Tomorrow People made its debut. See more »

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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 »

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Remade as The Tomorrow People (1992) See more »

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This is an example of classic UK Sci-Fi
13 August 2013 | by (West Sussex England) – See all my reviews

I would like by saying that if you are American (as per the only other review), you may indeed find this series hard going. Not because of the story lines, generally, but because of the woeful effects. By US standard, even at the time, TV and film was way ahead of the game and an effects budget of just £12,000 a series was never going to cut any mustard. However, look through this and let yourself get involved with the plots and story lines and you will find yourself being almost hypnotically drawn into it. For a kids show at this time, it was way ahead of the game and many of us older viewers who remember it did indeed rush home from school to see it. Perhaps because it made a distinction between Saps (Homo Sapiens) and The Tomorrow People (Homo Superior), thus any kid left out of the cruel grim schoolyard politics of the depressive early 70's felt that they were catered for by Tim, Stephen et al. Granted it is exceptionally British middle class, and the characters good and bad are perhaps a little unidentifiable to anyone from, say Pismo Beach CA, but its worth the journey and heres why. The ingredients are all here, dark, strong and at times brooding stories; good well rounded 'good guys', fantastically over the top 'bad guys', bad and laughable effects but again all part of the fun; editing and lighting errors and gaffs (that are still in by the way), a haunting, industrial theme tune and great credits. The Tomorrow People episodes have influenced many contemporary scifi TV pro grammes and the series has been resurrected twice (latest this year).

So I urge you to try the original UK series. Laugh if you must, and you probably will, but I would wager the experience will stay with you for quite a while after. You may even love it as I do, even though you might not know exactly why. The Tomorrow People then. A classic BECAUSE of the flaws.


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