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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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Cast

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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According to Nicola Bryant, Doctor Who (1963) producer John Nathan-Turner was furious about the huge budget the BBC gave the series compared to his. See more »

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Referenced in Christopher Barry: Director (2010) See more »

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Great TV show, book was better.
11 October 2001 | by kfoggSee 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.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die dreibeinigen Herrscher See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(25 episodes) | (25 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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