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The Tomorrow People 10/9/2013 (S01E01) "Pilot"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by dswallow, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Marc

    Marc Active Member TCF Club

    Jun 26, 1999
    I'm pretty sure that the computer in the original series was also called Tim, but I think that it was an acronym then.

    I seem to recall that the original series called their teleportation "jaunting", and I think they wore some computerized assistive device, like a belt or wristband, that helped them "jaunt".
  2. Shakhari

    Shakhari New Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I thought Mark Pellegrino was really over the top. It was almost like he forgot he was on a different show and was still playing Lucifer on Supernatural.

    And what is it with Hollywood that they don't get that telekinesis is moving things with your mind? Apparently, TK doesn't work on screen without being accompanied by dramatic hand gestures.

    Oh, and the Tomorrow People are genetically incapable of killing? How convenient ... :rolleyes:
  3. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    I hope that the show explores that with different scenarios. Take, for example, the first Spider-Man movie, where the thug that kills Uncle Ben, having been cornered by Spider-Man, trips over a pipe and falls out the factory window to his death. If Peter Parker were a Tomorrow Person, what would have happened?

    If Walter White were a Tomorrow Person, would the outcome for

    have been any different?

    How about for

    How directly do you have to be trying to kill the person? Can you intentionally, with malice aforethought, set up a Rube Goldberg device that results in their death, inevitably but indirectly?
  4. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    I've known about this show for a while and could have sworn I set my DVR to record it. Just checked and I'm not seeing it recorded. Off to usenet when I get home.
  5. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Or inversely, if a Tomorrow Person sees a person that's about to die, does their genetics compel them to save that person? Ala the three laws of robotics?

    (I guess that's the Jane scenario you mention in BB)

    EDIT: Upon reflection, I don't think so. They're able to beat up and hurl people across the room. That could lead to a mortal injury. Intent must matter.
  6. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    What if you know the gun is loaded with blanks, and you're firing at a distance you know the person you're firing at won't be harmed in any way by anything ejected by the firing of the blank... but someone, completely unbeknownst to you, and when you thought there's no possible way anyone could have gotten access to the gun to do so, has replaced the blanks with real bullets...


    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    repeats tomorrow
  8. Flop

    Flop Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I just roll with it and assume the hand gestures help them with their focus so they can do whatever it is they are trying to do.
  9. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    Felt more like Jumper or Push.
  10. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    I think it's clearly drawing from certain common precepts in the genre, if not outright from several of the shows that have been mentioned. But then, it's certainly better that it draws from several in different ways than it being just a remake with no though about stories, characters or plot arcs, which is what too many new series are guilty of being.

    Keep it interesting to the viewer. Develop the characters. Move the story along intelligently. Maintain some level of consistency within the Universe as its laid out for the show. Don't dumb it down, but simply allow some things to go over the heads of some viewers. And it'll do well.

    And frankly Jumper, Push, X-Men and Matrix are certainly among some of the enjoyable top 10-20% of movies I've seen, too. So all in all, that's a pretty good pedigree.
  11. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy New Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    I was fully aware when I first watched it that the acting was abysmal and effects were laughable. It WAS a children's show after all, made without a budget to speak of, and it seemed that the child actors wrote it themselves. :) I don't want to see the original again, but I definitely liked the pilot.
    When I said computer assist, I MEANT assistive device. Thanks for the clarification. I recall it being a belt "pack" device. I seem to recall that they
    had to put it on the Prime Minister when they kidnapped him (via teleportation). They needed to get some of their number released from custody which is why they kidnapped him.
    Wow! That's stretching the memory a bit. :eek:
  12. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    That was Mutant X.

    Or they played a lot of Street Fighter.
  13. whitson77

    whitson77 New Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    I thought this was a really good start to the series. Wife and I both in.
  14. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

    Jan 14, 2004
    I was surprised. I loved it.
  15. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Just watched it. Great start.
  16. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Active Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    If only this was real I might be slightly interested but either case great show?
  17. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    I enjoyed it enough to start a SP for it.
  18. Marc

    Marc Active Member TCF Club

    Jun 26, 1999
    Actually, I think we're both right. For some reason, I think that the device they wore somehow interfaced with TIM to help enable them to teleport better/further. Of course, that doesn't make much sense, but we're talking about a ~40 year old series. :)
  19. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy New Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    Worse yet, I'm dealing with a memory that goes back to the early to mid 80s at best, so if I'm wrong, it's merely time and age. ;) I haven't seen those episodes since they were originally shown in the US. I do have fond memories for a show like that, with no budget, trying to tell a coherent story.
    And it had aliens and space ships too! :eek: .
  20. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    I liked it a lot more than I expected. I definitely didn't expect him to go to work for the "bad guys".

    I had originally only set TiVo to record the pilot. SP set.

    I think I watch more CW shows than the average 16 year old girl.

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