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Old 10-11-2013, 03:00 AM   #31
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Plenty of vintage Tomorrow People stuff out there on the internet...

But if you enjoyed watching Tomorrow People in the 80s, don't go searching out the old footage, since you'll probably be appalled by the bad acting and 1970s production values.
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.
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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".
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
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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.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:39 AM   #32
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The whole way though, I kept thinking "poor-man's X-Men."
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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.
Or they played a lot of Street Fighter.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #33
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I thought this was a really good start to the series. Wife and I both in.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #34
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I was surprised. I loved it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #35
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Just watched it. Great start.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #36
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If only this was real I might be slightly interested but either case great show?
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #37
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I enjoyed it enough to start a SP for it.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #38
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When I said computer assist, I MEANT assistive device.
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.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #39
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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.
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.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:17 PM   #40
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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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Old 10-13-2013, 10:40 PM   #41
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I watched the first episode yesterday and really enjoyed it.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #42
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I think I may have been a victim of increased expectations; after the reviews here I was looking for something much better than what it was. On the other hand, with only two tuners and this show on at 9pm Wed. and not repeating anymore after the first week, it doesn't look like I'll be watching anyway so I guess it's not a bad thing that it was "meh" for me :-).

I really can't stand all the "beautiful people in crisis" shows on CW and although this was better than some, it was too close for me.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:21 PM   #43
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I really enjoyed it. Sure, it's a CW show full of beautiful young people, and we have a ton of those, but this is way more entertaining than the majority of the others.

As a couple of others have mentioned, I wasn't expecting the kid to go work for his uncle at the end. I'm really curious to see where that goes. What's his goal working for his uncle? Will he be actively trying to disrupt the operation, or is he mostly going to play along because at least he's not the one being hunted? I imagine that, if it's the latter, he'll be conflicted rather quickly.

I'm also curious about that "DNA therapy" they were going to inject him with. Is it real, or would it kill him? I sincerely doubt they are just safely removing powers from people and then setting them free afterward.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:27 PM   #44
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I'm also curious about that "DNA therapy" they were going to inject him with. Is it real, or would it kill him? I sincerely doubt they are just safely removing powers from people and then setting them free afterward.
I think it was a real treatment. Jedikiah described himself as a biologist, right? Plus, if he'd wanted to kill Stephen, he probably would have just shot him like he did the other guy earlier in the episode.
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #45
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Huh, different tastes I suppose. I only managed to get a bit over half-way through the episode before getting bored and checking out. Maybe I should go back and try watching again, but I really wasn't grabbed by what I'd see so far...
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #46
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The Tomorrow People was great. Kinda neat that we've got two actors out of the same extended family playing the lead roles on two different shows on the same network.
Ok, I give up. Who are the two actors and what is the other show?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #47
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I watched the Pilot and deleted my SP.

Not my thing...
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #48
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Ok, I give up. Who are the two actors and what is the other show?
The lead guy here is the cousin of Arrow/Ollie Queen.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #49
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I can't get CW here, and after the pilot, not sure it's worth the effort to watch until someone has Season 1 Blu-rays....
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #50
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Anyone still watching this show??

I only watched the first episode and the rest have built up. Just wondering if people are enjoying it. If it stinks, I might just delete it off my DVR.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:33 PM   #51
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I've seen all but the most recent episode. I'd say the quality level has remained pretty consistent. It's an okay show. Not my favorite of the new shows this season, but it's watchable.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #52
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I'm still watching. It's OK. I'm still in on a week-to-week basis. I figure it will get better or worse, and either way make my decision easier.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #53
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I gave up before last week's episode. Definitely peaked in the pilot.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #54
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I've been enjoying it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:22 AM   #55
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Have not watched the latest (or maybe I don't remember if I did). In either case, that's not a good sign.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #56
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I watch it, except it isn't in HD here. That is annoying. I like it though.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #57
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I like it too. It tends to be one of the shows that doesn't sit long.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #58
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I've kept up, and I'm still liking it.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #59
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After binge-watching a number of episodes, I'm enjoying this show.

Cara's eyes are mesmerizing ... had to look up where I'd seen her before (she's Roger Sterling's young trophy wife on Mad Men).
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #60
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I'm 50-50 on dropping this show. I had four episodes backed up and binge watched over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I'll probably not make a decision until after the barren Christmas tv period. No big spoiler but I'll spoilerize it anyway:
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The inevitable love triangle plot was a turn off. I knew it was coming. They've been telegraphing it since the show began.


This is another in a long line of tv shows that probably would work much better as a mini-series or limited run series.
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