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Adapted from the books by John Christopher, The Tripods is set late in the 21st century, with humanity living in peaceful servitude, albeit under the eye of huge alien machines. These machines--The Tripods--fit the young with special headgear that will ensure future humans are similarly subservient to the alien invaders, and its when two teenagers, Will and Henry, look to evade such treatment that the adventure begins.
Hearing stories of other uncapped humans in the south, they set off on a journey to find them, while being pursued by The Tripods, who naturally arent best happy.
There are many pleasant surprises to The Tripods, even rewatching it today, and the programme has stood up really very well to the rigours of time. The limited budget means that the deployment of the Tripods themselves is kept for carefully chosen moments, and theyre convincing, at time intimidating invaders. But its the storytelling thats key here, and its that which should ensure this DVD release earns The Tripods a new collection of fans. Well worth picking up. --Jon Foster
Ok but very dated ! Like the survivors second series it ends completely in mid-air , but this one is an even bigger letdown. Read morePublished 14 days ago by mr john lee
I'm a science-fiction-fan from Germany and looked the series when I was a teenager.
Now 30 years later it is a grandiose time travel back in time and remembrance. Read more
How did i miss this in the 80s?? It's an extremely absorbing, exciting and intelligent saga, with much depth, likeable characters...and the Tripods ain't badly portrayed either! Read morePublished 25 days ago by Mr. C. Davies
The TV- special effects of the day leave a lot to be desired, but it still was a brave attempt in scope and an overall nice filmatisation of the two first books.Published 1 month ago by tero mikkonen
I read the trilogy many many years ago, this adaptation is very good, especially given it's age - they did a lot with a small budget, pre computer driven animation. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CJH in A2
I have not watched all of the DVD Yet but it has brought back ssspmeyerygood memoiPublished 3 months ago by Ivan Boardman