John Christopher Week – Tripods on the Web

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I’ve just got a few more pages to go before finishing The Lotus Caves, so here are a few things to think about while I read and try to think of adjectives to describe how great the book is…

BBC SERIAL:

Here’s some action from the BBC Series:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GDND-vavzc

GERMAN VERSION: (I think)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIlHoHiL4xE

OTHER YOUTUBE:

There’s also proof of a real Tripod attack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_dr4AO_MJQ&feature=related

And I like this CGI :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=losbQA-1DXk&feature=related

BOYS LIFE SERIAL:

Many people also know the Tripods from Boys Life, which ran a serialized version of the story for about 217 years.

sample comic

They’ve got some of these over at TheTripods.org, which also has this incredible collection of different book covers. There is also a great deal of information about the BBC show and a little bit about the upcoming movie.

MOVIE: According to IMDB the movie’s status is “announced.”

It is to be written and directed by Gregor Jordan.

 

Who looks like the sort of guy you’d want to direct a Tripods movie.

By the way, there are two plot summaries for the “upcoming” movie on IMDB. Oddly similar but different.

Beings known as the Tripods have conquered Earth and turned the human race into slaves by implanting everyone over the age of 14 with a mind-control device. 13-year-old Will Parker and his friends, however, plot to defeat the Tripods before a humans are no more.

Robots with 3 legs and a hemisphere on top, known as the Tripods, have conquered Earth and turned the human race into slaves by implanting everyone over the age of 14 with a mind-control device. 13-year-old Will Parker and his friends, however, plot to defeat the Tripods before they take over the whole world and Earth will be theirs.

I’m not sure that this movie is really coming out. The latest real hubbub seems to be from 2005. But we’ll see…

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