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Old May 12, 2005, 08:01 AM   #1
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Christopher thingie's The Tripods?

Wasn't this a series of apparent-Day-of-the-Triffids-ripoff-tastic children's books? And a tv series? And utter rubbish?

Why am I not surprised there's a film in the making?
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Old May 12, 2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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Re: Christopher thingie's The Tripods?

so let me get this ok, So this was a ****ty childrens show that scared adults, it was awful, and they are maing a movie.


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Please LORD! DO NOT MAKE TELETUBBIES A MOVIE!
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Old Jun 3, 2005, 06:52 PM   #3
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Re: Christopher thingie's The Tripods?

Um, this doesn't have anything to do with a show I once saw on PBS would it? I remember it came on around the same time the played Doctor Who, but the show didn't seem to last long.
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Old Sep 16, 2005, 06:58 AM   #4
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Re: Christopher thingie's The Tripods?

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Um, this doesn't have anything to do with a show I once saw on PBS would it? I remember it came on around the same time the played Doctor Who, but the show didn't seem to last long.

It was a BBC/Channel 7 Australia production in the 80;s that was not completed. It was quite impressive for its time before the Digital Computer age. Apparently, Channel 7 Australia was not happy with what they received from the BBC so they just stop contributing funds and dissolved the co- production deal without proper warning. That's Network executives for you!

The BBC could not find another production group so the Series was placed in limbo as they could not afford to make it by themselves. The Series was ultimately cancelled due to lack of proper funding. Probably the BBC could have continued on but that were busy during producing other TV Shows.

Apparently, John Christopher(the author of The Tripods Trilogy) was quite please with this BBC Adaptation.

I hope the Movie Version is as good as The TV series could have been ,if they had finished it off!

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Old Nov 17, 2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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Re: Christopher thingie's The Tripods?

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so let me get this ok, So this was a ****ty childrens show that scared adults, it was awful, and they are maing a movie.


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Please LORD! DO NOT MAKE TELETUBBIES A MOVIE!
Mr Blobby made #1, do not tempt fate.

Thingie as in Walken? Lee? Another kook?

Wouldn't tripods be a semi rip off of War of the Worldsey type stuff?
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Old Nov 18, 2006, 04:50 AM   #6
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Re: Christopher thingie's The Tripods?

Sadly no, Thingie as in John Christopher, aparently. All I remembered was the Chrsistopher bit

And do you know, I probably meant War of the Worlds. <<smacks forehead>> I was young and stupid! Er, last year
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Old Dec 5, 2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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Re: Christopher thingie's The Tripods?

Read the novels, they are much better. The show wasn't that bad, it was average, the sfx were good for the day and the acting was just ok. They could have followed the books a bit closer tho, which unfortunetly, most film writers do not.
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