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The Tripods 

Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. When humans reach the age of sixteen, they must undergo a process known as capping which places ... See full summary »
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2   1  
1985   1984  

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Series cast summary:
John Shackley John Shackley ...  Will Parker 25 episodes, 1984-1985
Ceri Seel Ceri Seel ...  Beanpole 17 episodes, 1984-1985
Jim Baker Jim Baker ...  Henry Parker 15 episodes, 1984-1985
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Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Masters using their giant Tripods. When humans reach the age of sixteen, they must undergo a process known as capping which places their mind under the control of the conquerors. In 2089, having learned the truth, cousins Will and Henry Parker embark on a journey to the White Mountains in search of a group of free men. Written by Carin Mayfield <snc417@new-ls.lightspeed.net>

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The series takes place from 2089 to 2090. See more »

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Referenced in Spaced: Gatherings (1999) See more »

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Not as good as the books, but well worth seeing
8 May 2003 | by garthgantuSee all my reviews

It's been a long time since I saw the first of the two installments of this "video series." At the moment, I'm re-reading the books for the third time - this time with my 9-year old daughter, who is riveted to the story.

Whether you track down these films or not, do yourself a favor and read the trilogy by John Christopher. Simply some of the finest sci-fi work ever written, IMHO.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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Australia | UK

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English

Release Date:

15 September 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die dreibeinigen Herrscher See more »

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(25 episodes) | (25 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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