The Tripods (1984–1985)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 782 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 5 critic

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 07 Mar 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 05 May 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Tripods" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Tripods (1984–1985)

The Tripods (1984–1985) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Tripods.

Season:

2 | 1

Year:

1985 | 1984
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blakes 7 (1978–1981)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship.

Stars: Michael Keating, Paul Darrow, Peter Tuddenham
Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate
Doomwatch (1970–1972)
Sci-Fi | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates
Moonbase 3 (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of David Caulder and his crew stationed on Moonbase 3 on the moon's surface. In the 21st century, representatives of many of the world's governments live in bases on the moon... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custane takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde
Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cult '80s sci-fi gang "Blake's 7" make an eventful late night stop at Newport Pagnell Services on the M1.

Director: Ben Gregor
Stars: Mark Heap, Martin Freeman, Johnny Vegas
The Day of the Triffids (TV Mini-Series 1981)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.

Stars: John Duttine, Emma Relph, Maurice Colbourne
Survivors (1975–1977)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When a genetically engineered virus kills ninety-five percent of the world's population, the survivors must rebuild humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. "Survivors" is a study of man ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill
Star Cops (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper
Chocky (TV Series 1984)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The strange friendship between a young boy of Earth and an extraterrestrial from outer space.

Stars: James Hazeldine, Carol Drinkwater, Andrew Ellams
Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sandra Benes sends a final message to mark the abandonment of Moonbase Alpha.

Stars: Zienia Merton
The Last Train (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of commuter train passagers are put in accidental suspended animation and emerge years later into a devastated world.

Stars: Sacha Dhawan, Christopher Fulford, Dinita Gohil
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
John Shackley ...
 Will Parker (25 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ceri Seel ...
 Beanpole (17 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jim Baker ...
 Henry Parker (15 episodes, 1984-1985)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1984 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die dreibeinigen Herrscher  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(25 episodes) | (25 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Halliday has stated in interviews he does not recall at all working on the series. See more »

Connections

Version of The Tripods See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Great TV show, book was better.
11 October 2001 | by (redondo beach, ca) – See all my reviews

When this show came on, I found it so interesting. The special effects were excellent and the story line well done and it flowed with ease.

When I went to the bookstore to buy the novel version, to my surprise they were in the children's section. So if anyone wants to get some good books for their children I would highly recommend them (it is trilogy). Also, try to get a copy of the TV series.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the tripods series 2 gary-whull
Remake timelordbob1
Brilliant Website mailhunter
I remember this but I shouldn't snow_garden
Is John Shackley... pml007
US Website for Tripods Info chaidrinker
Discuss The Tripods (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page