More than just gifted teens, John, Elizabeth, and Stephen continue their galactic adventures in THE TOMORROW PEOPLE: SET TWO-four discs filled with all 26 episodes from the third, fourth and fifth seasons of the sci-fi cul... more »t classic. THE TOMORROW PEOPLE represent the next step in human evolution, Homo superiors able to move objects, travel through space and communicate using only their minds! But with these extraordinary powers comes great responsibility-namely protecting the galaxy from diabolical forces of evil and helping new Tomorrow People breakout. Assisted by the supercomputer Tim, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE once again save the planet, the galaxy, and the universe from certain disaster. Introduced to British audiences in the 1970s, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE distinguished itself for its diverse cast, unforgettable sets, smart plots, and taut action sequences. Available on DVD for the first time, this edition contains all twenty-six episodes from the third, fourth, and fifth seasons, plus exclusive bonus features. DVD Features: Commentary with Nicholas Young, Peter Vaughn-Clarke, and Ann Curthoys on "Secret Weapon"; The Origins of THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Part 2; Cast Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection« less
This was competition for Doctor Who back in the day. Produced by the ITV network, which was pretty much the only other choice besides BBC back then. There are some rather good episodes in this first set, and some of them downright creepy. For me, the show seems to degrade as the seasons progress. The very last episode on the end of Set 3 must be seen to be believed. One of the most preposterous pieces of Scifi I've ever seen in my life. Like Sesame Street gone berserk. One of the hideous aliens looks like some sort of deranged phallus. (There was an alien like that on Doctor Who as well, named "Alpha Centauri", who made a recent appearance again in the latest season.)
There was another series entitled: "Tomorrow People: The New Generation" which was made back in the 1990's. It is quite different than the older show, but worth watching. And then a 3rd series was made very recently by the CW network, which I thought was very good, and am sad it was cancelled.
The fifth season is here as well!
B. Berquist | Clarion, PA United States | 12/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Please note the description for this item just includes the third and fourth seasons. In reality, the fifth season is also included in this set. There were 13 episodes in season 3, 7 episodes in season 4 and 6 episodes in season 5 for a total of 26 episodes in this set."
I Waited Years To See The Tomorrow People Again!
Ms. Judith A. Furnari | Oswego, NY United States | 06/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the Tomorrow People. I watched this show in the early 1980's on the new "Nick". channel. It was unlike anything I had ever seen before.I never met many people who had seen it before. You can actually buy the whole series from Amazon UK and the disks are code 0, so they will play here. I really remembered the later episodes with Mike Bell (certainly the episodes when Hitler came back to life and the unfortunate fate of Pavla the Russian TP. My favorie episode has to be the "Heart of Soggoth". Mike falls under the spell of an evil drum. You can't beat that! These shows were campy, yet wonderful in the fact that they did not treat children like idiots who only liked to see people covered in green slime (I always hated those Nick shows). Oh, who can forget the epsiodes with the "Bubble skin Jump Suits"? I believe most of the episodes I discussed come later, but the Tomorrow People certainly is quite unique. I always wanted to live in the lab! I never liked the new lab much, though.This show is so worth it. My [...] niece loves it!"
Going home again.
Clem | Somewhere | 06/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Wanting to watch a show you enjoyed during childhood as an adult can often lead to great disappointment (try watching the evening news. It's not the same, is it.), so my wife and I came into the Tomorrow People with low expectations. A lot of the acting is weak, many scenes have obvious fluffed dialog, the effects are very British (Dr. Who), and the stories seem to have an overly simplified conclusion. Despite all of this it has been enjoyable, and for us has faired better than other shows we've tried to watch. Some of the stories were fairly complex for a kids show (far more so than any US shows), especially in later seasons when the stories get heavier and darker.
I don't know how one would feel watching this for the first time, but then again I don't know why someone would seek this out except from a nostalgic stand point.
Expect nothing and you'll never be disappointed."
Jonathan Day | 06/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The good was very good. Some of the scripts were superb, some of the acting was brilliant, some of the ideas were ingenious. The special effects were poor, but understandable - their budget was something close to a hundredth of that of Doctor Who at the time, and Doctor Who couldn't afford much either. Some of the actors hammed it up, and Mr. Price was guilty of adding more than a little camp - he wanted to be writing comedy as well, but wasn't allowed to, so mixed the two. The result was... not good.
So what can I say? The good stories have terrible moments, and the poor stories have superb moments. If you want polished, this isn't it. But if you're looking for raw, on-the-edge sci-fi that explores what it is to be human - this is brilliant and is without equal, warts and all.
Yes, but who are these "Tomorrow People" and what are the stories on the DVD? It's hard to answer the first without providing some sort of spoiler. Suffice to say, they are the main characters in the story. The stories themselves are mostly quests, though there are some escape stories and a few that defy any standard label. Enough is spelled out that the viewer does not need to put in much thought, but it is intellectual in its own way. Don't expect top-class High Speculative Fiction. This is somewhere between Science Fiction and Science Fantasy, and is most definitely "mid-range" in terms of intelligence vs. action.
Who would this be good for? Definitely old-time sf fans, anyone who likes highly unusual television and anyone who likes sf but doesn't like High Adventure. I would also say budding script writers and students in media arts would find it valuable, as it contains many experimental concepts."