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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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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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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)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

In an interview published in 'Fantasy Image' # 1 (1984), producer Richard Bates reveals that one of the young male leads tore the tendons in one of his knees during filming, and ended up being doubled in long shots by a young lady who worked on the production as a caterer. However, Bates does not reveal which of the actors it was. In issue 3 of the same magazine (published June 1985) actor Jim Baker is interviewed and mentions that it was he who hurt his knee on location and had to be doubled, but does not mentioned his stand-in was female. 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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