The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)
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War of the Empires: Close Encounter 

Liz has travelled to the Trig to join Timus in negotiating a peace between the Sorsons and the Thargons. They are unsuccessful, and soon both races are encroaching on Earth's solar system.

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Episode cast overview:
Nicholas Young ...
Elizabeth Adare ...
Elizabeth
Michael Holoway ...
Mike
Misako Koba ...
Hsui Tai
Nigel Rhodes ...
Andrew
Philip Gilbert ...
Tim / Timus (voice)
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American President
Hal Galili ...
American General
David Baxt ...
Morgan Evans
Weston Gavin ...
Dave Ricardo
Richard Bartlett ...
Sorson General
Terence Woodfield ...
Sorson Captain
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Thargon Commander
Anthony Stafford ...
Thargon Officer
Mary Law ...
American Lady
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Elizabeth accompanies Timus in trying to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the galactic Sorson-Thargon war, but both warring factions well know the Galactic Federation as a bunch of do-nothings. As it so happens, the Sorsons arrive to establish a base on Earth's moon, with the Thargons close behind to blow them into space dust. America sends a space shuttle out to meet the lunar visitors, which gets caught up in a space battle and destroyed (with the Tomorrow People jaunting the pilots out in time). The Thargons, their immanent demise at hand, trap Mike in a forcefield to use as a human shield. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG
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29 January 1979 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Sorson General: Honorable ambassador, please forgive me. I mean no disrespect, but I have to say the Galactic Federation is a herd of bleating sheep, and we and the Thargons are wolves. That battle we have just seen was being fought within the solar system of a closed world in Galactic Federation controlled space. You can not even protect your own territory and enforce your own laws to protect a closed world. The Galactic Federation barks loudly, but it is an old mongrel with no teeth. Now, if your honors will...
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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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