A dedicated thread for 'The Tripods' (first mentioned in 'Cliff Hanger's Unresolved TV show thread' a while back - see the other section of the forum). I was reminded of this show the other day when I was at the shops, saw this and thought "eeek, German Tripods?!" - the German 'dreibeiniger Herrscher' sort of translates as "three legged rulers"
The UK version was released by 2Entertain DVD some time ago - link on Amazon UK: amzn.to/2hyOnmp
Just don't talk to me about the ending though.
A nice 80s synth theme for this show, which I must say I did enjoy when I saw it not so long ago. Well worth checking out if you're into futuristic 'arguably sometimes naff' BBC shows from the 70s and 80s (genre of Doctor Who, Survivors, Day of The Triffids etc.).
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Daley & McCann are, as good as, holding hands, on the exercise yard, in the scrubs.
Post by maninasuitcase on Nov 14, 2017 15:24:31 GMT
I remember watching this when it replaced the Colin Baker 'Doctor Who' series in 1984. I thought it was pretty good despite some dreadful acting by Ceri Seel as "Beanpole". He is incredibly bad. Three series were planned to cover all the novels by John Christopher but viewing figures tumbled and the pulled the plug before they started Series 3. A shame because it was a good series.
I last saw it circa 1993 when UK Gold repeated both series.
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Boy didn't we have to wait for the second series too!!! BBC VHS came out on four tapes in the late 90s and then we got the first series on DVD with the second promised soon but it never arrived! We had to wait until 2009 when we got both series boxed together! It's different from the book in places and the Cosgnocs are only in the TV series where they act as benevolent superiors to the Tripods! JB