The Chocky Trilogy [DVD]
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All three series of the classic sci-fi show that terrified a generation of children in the 1980s in one great DVD set!
Based on the 1968 novel by John Wyndham (The Day Of The Triffids), meet Chocky, the alien entity that has taken up residence inside the mind of young Matthew Gore, opening his eyes to an existence far removed from our own.
Join Matthew, young mathematical genius Albertine and Chocky's other chosen children from around the world, in their dangerous quest to uncover the secret of cosmic energy. With a fantastic cast including Carol Drinkwater (All Creatures Great And Small), James Hazeldine (London s Burning) and introducing Andrew Ellams as Matthew, The Chocky Trilogy is set to captivate a whole new generation! Features all 18 episodes!
SPECIAL FEATURES: Questions & Answers with Andrew Ellams (Matthew Gore), Michael Crompton (Luke) and Glynis Brooks (the voice of Chocky) + Image Galleries
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Top Customer Reviews
I am left with mixed feelings. Series one, based on an excellent John Wyndam novel, is engaging, rather well acted, and has a plot that leaves you gripped. Well, that's where it ends, really.
Series two and three are, to be completely frank, total rubbish...
Series one tells the story of a twelve year old boy who suddenly develops an imaginary friend called "Chocky", who turns out to be the entirely real mental projection of the mind of an extra-terrestrial, scouting the universe.
Chocky attempts to school Matthew in advanced knowledge, but with depressing predictability, something so valuable, instead of being valued and venerated by the human race, is regarded as something to squabble, kidnap and threaten over.
For Matthew's sake, Chocky departs his life forever (yeah, right!) saying to his father that all she'll do in the future is prod earth scientists in the occasional right direction over a century or two.
Chocky's Children then explodes that entirely and retcons Chocky's intentions. Although she hasn't been directly communicating with anyone else, she has been prodding them with a much larger stick than she said she would at the end of series one. This produces, among others, a girl called Albertine who is a maths prodigy who it proves can communicate telepathically with Matthew.
The last two episodes rehash Matthew's fate at the hands of government forces in series one, with the exception that Matthew rescues Albertine and the evil bad guys are laid low with some bizarre powers. (They are somehow knocked out with mass telepathic mumbling.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ooh my absolute favourite programme as a child, hasn't aged well but I still love it!Published 18 months ago by Angela
Soooo dated but anything based on John Wyndham is worth a lookPublished on 23 Aug. 2014 by Julie King
I remember the series as a kid, nice to know it's available on dvdPublished on 23 Aug. 2014 by Gareth Lankshear
it takes me back 30 odd years ago!
I loved the series, and now I can
enjoy it all over again.
Fantastic 80s show that took me back to my childhood. Too bad they can't make them like this any morePublished on 19 Aug. 2014 by Gareth OToole
This serie changes your point of view of many subjects...
Seasons two and three work fine, and they connect properly with season one.