Thursday, 13 October 2011

Alien overlords and would-be masters

I followed up a memory today and rediscovered The Tripods, a BBC series based on the novels by John Christopher. I still appreciate it more than the critics in the last video did.







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7 comments:

ArmChairGeneral said...

Cool!

ckutalik said...

I for one welcome our new overlords.

Brian said...

Blue Peter!!!

SinSynn said...

Quite similar to Phase 34 of my plan...
Except all Terran resistance will be met with mass liquidations.....
Mwahahahahahahahaha!

Ray Rousell said...

I used to love this show, I'd forgotten all about it, thanks for the memories!!!

The Angry Lurker said...

A blast from the past, I feel old but the special effects now were a laugh but at the time were amazing, what as gamers we could have used these peoples knowledge for on our tables. They were geniuses with cardboard and plastic.

Porky said...

I feel old and young watching it now - it still feels fresh, even timeless, and it seems to me the guests in the final video have missed the trick. The first to hold forth by the way is Brian Aldiss.

On the modelling, I'll agree - the work they did back then is still something to aspire to. And I didn't realise Blue Peter was so well known outside the UK. It was pretty good in those days too.