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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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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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die dreibeinigen Herrscher See more »

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Runtime:

(25 episodes) | (25 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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The village scenes were shot at Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales. See more »

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Referenced in The Cult of...: Tripods (2006) 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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