Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Tripods - Season One Re-Cap W/S

Does anyone else remember The Tripods? This was a BBC science fiction series from the mid-80s.

It takes place in 2089, after man has become enslaved by the huge tri-legged machines. People over the age of fourteen are implanted with a cranial control devise called a "cap". Those who have been capped are no longer able to think independently, or use their imagination and creativity. They follow and obey.

Cousins Will and Henry are only a year away from capping when they hear of a hold-out of men who are fighting the machines and live free of the caps. The show follows their journey to try and locate the freedom fighters.

We used to watch this show every Sunday morning on the PBS while having breakfast in bed. It was a great way to start the day.

12 comments:

  1. I loved the Tripods Trilogy!

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  2. dmarks-- Where the hell did you come from? I was still typing my post and there was a comment when I published. Wow. You are fast! Ha.

    So I am not alone in my memories. Cool beans.

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  3. dmarks-- So now that I look at the post again, does that mean the books? I have not read them, should I?

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  4. The books are great.

    I think what happened was that you'd already saved it or something, and I saw that.

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  5. dmarks-- I'll have to look into the books.

    This one was difficult to get my blog to accept and I did save a couple of times. That makes sense. How funny, though!

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  6. I've never seen this series. But I didn't have a television through most of the mid-80's, so I didn't see a lot of shows back then.

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  7. Churlita-- Ah, no TV days. I was that way from 80-83. Well, if you like sci-fi it was a great show. I'd recommend it. Though with CGI and all, it would not be as amazing now as it seemed then. :-)

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  8. I haven't seen this series either which surprises me because I haven't been without a TV since 1962.

    Ahhh, but this is what I love most about the Internet... it teaches me something new a whole heck of a lot of the time ;-)

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  9. Cube-- Isn't that the truth about the Internet?
    It's also true of the people I "talk" to... everyone knows something fascinating and they are so great about sharing. I love it here.

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  10. Hey all-- just got something cool from a friend. Its a live feed "Raptor Cam" of a redtailed hawk. I watched it feed baby a mouse earlier. Here is the URL:

    http://www.kgw.com/raptorcam/index.html?nvid=226982&live=yes&shu=1

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  11. I only discovered the Tripods like a year ago. It's too bad that they didn't get the make the third season.

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  12. laughing-- I could not agree more.

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