Re-Imagination Fever: The Tomorrow People

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When I was 15 or so, there was a British TV show appearing on Nickelodeon called "The Tomorrow People."
Not a great show, but I was starved for Science Fiction at the time.

The basic premise is that a group of young teenagers are the first group of people who have evolved into the next stage of human evolution: Homo Superior. "But, we don't like to call ourselves that so we call ourselves 'The Tomorrow People."

They had telepathy, and could teleport and, occasionally, with great effort could use telekenisis.

However, since they were the next step in human evolution, they'd lost their ability to kill. Much like a lot of 1970's SF, violence was out and it was time to Give Peace A Chance.

It was okay for kids, I guess. I think they really wanted to be Dr. Who, but just didn't have the budget.

Anyway, fast forward to this year, and they've "Re-Imagined" The Tomorrow People. I watched a few minutes of one episode and the dialog was something along the lines of the proper way to to punch a woman in the face.

So much for non-violent kids with superpowers saving the world.

A quick view of the synopsis of the episodes show that the characters are or have been trained to be assasins. They also seem to be in their late 20's to early 30's.

From what I read, it's as if they wanted to do X-Men, but couldn't get the licensing. The 1970's Tomorrow People is virtually forgotten and its creator has disappeared so they probably got the name really cheap.

Oh well, the original theme song is still pretty darn cool: