The Tripods (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 ... See full summary »

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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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An overlooked Sci-Fi series that works well
22 December 2001 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

In the late eighties, I saw The Tripods on WGBH in Boston, the Public TV station there. They broadcast parts one and two. The British production company never made the third and final part, so the story just ends unresolved. Never-the-less, it's a terrific adventure for young people based on a series of books. The production values and slower pacing may date it somewhat compared to later standards. Still, the characters are appealing. The special effects are convincing enough to make the Tripods ominous, and there's a surprisingly well sustained dramatic tension that keeps the episodes going. There's a good mix of studio and location photography. The series has now been issued on DVD in the U.S.


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