The Tripods (1984–1985)

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John Shackley ...
 Will Parker (25 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ceri Seel ...
 Beanpole (17 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jim Baker ...
 Henry Parker (15 episodes, 1984-1985)
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Sci-fi thriller about the takeover of earth by alien tripods. The conquerers start controlling human minds, but not until after they reach the age of sixteen. Two boys seek to end the terror. Written by Carin Mayfield <snc417@new-ls.lightspeed.net>

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The series was based upon the Tripods trilogy of children's books: "The White Mountains" (1967), "The City of Gold and Lead" (1967), and "The Pool of Fire" (1968), by John Christopher. Only two of intended three seasons have been produced - the events of the third novel are therefor missing in this adaptation. See more »

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fan at 3 years of age...
6 March 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was only 3 years old when the original BBC "the tripods" came out, and i have had recurring memories of it for last 20+ years,most of which i thought were just childhood dreams of tripods with lasers, I recall sitting in front of the TV captivated by it but have never been to sure if it was actually a real series.....I have often asked people if they remember the series, most people thought i was just confusing "War of the Worlds"....to be honest i wasn't sure if it was a recurring dream i had when i was a kid or not, for it was so vivid..Thats how amazing it was at the time, that it burnt itself into your psyche, and there are probably a lot of youngsters from the 80's that were in a way "capped" Now i know that the series did exist and It wasn't just my imagination.I'm thrilled.. I'm so excited about the prospect of a remake....i hope they do it justice.. Does anybody know if they are underway with filming?? who the actors are etc???, Id be interested to know.. peace


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