science fiction TV

The Tomorrow People

Hell ya!  Here are the opening and closing credits for The Tomorrow People.

This incarnation of the show ran in Britain from 1973 to 1979.  The premise of the show was reminiscent of the concept of Mutants from the X-Men.  The stars of the series were a bunch of teenagers that were supposedly the next stage of human evolution, known as Tomorrow People. They were born to human parents, but during puberty a process called “breaking out” occurred. This is when they developed their psychic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation.

I didn’t see this series until it was rebroadcast in the early 1980s on Nickelodeon.  As I was already an addict of Doctor Who at the time, making the leap to The Tomorrow People was pretty easy.  I never saw the follow-up incarnations, but I’m interested in checking out the Big Finish audio dramas.

With that, let me just say, “TIM… jaunt!”

5 thoughts on “The Tomorrow People

  1. I’ve had this show in my Netflix queue for a few months now. I’m excited about revisiting it once it gets to the top. However, I’m afraid my expectations may be too high and I will be judging it now based on how much I loved it as a child when I first saw it also on Nickelodeon in the early 80’s.
    We’ll see. I may have to move it up in the queue so that I can report back on this blog post how much it is dated.

  2. Awesome! I look forward to hearing what you think. I figure it’s aged poorly. If you end up hating it, then I’ll just hang on to my memories and skip watching it again.

    Thanks for reading!

  3. Best things about the Tomorrow People: (1) Early adolescent kids with psychic powers and access to Galactic Federation technology; (2) Hsui Tai. Dunno how old the actress was at the time, but I’m afraid I’ll feel like a pedophile if I go back and watch it now.

  4. This was one of my favourite TV shows of ALL time.

    Also, I hear there are rumblings of a new show being in very early development with Freemantle… I’ve tried to get on the writing team, but it’s such early stages, no one is talking – yet…

    Still, I loved this show – way more than Doctor Who (although it needed beefing up a bit).

  5. Wow! So now I finally know what that Ziggy Marley song was all about. HA! *cough* *cough* Those opening graphics remind me of “Fringe.” Like that show.

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