May 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm #185476
All Tomorrow’s Parties:
Despite the episode title there was only one party which could have easily have turned into a mass massacre but only ended up having three casualties among The Tomorrow People but none from principal characters.
In hindsight the traitor was someone obvious from the get go and I definitely have no sympathy with him at all and don’t think I can disagree with the measures that Cara did against him.
John finally reveals to Cara that he can kill people and quite terrifying the way that was presented.
Stephen meets the Founder and quite eerie on what this Founder turned out to be.
Stephen finally tells Astrid about what he is and it will be interesting what her role in the series from this point onwards.May 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm #185689
Sorry for Your Loss:
The flashbacks here is that of Russell’s past just as he is informed in the present day by TIM that his father has just passed away.
Looking at Russell’s past as a child prodigy, I can truly understand the pressure of meeting with parents’ expectations. Failed to meet these expectations would lead to a life that one is more comfortable with.
At first intriguing then in retrospect feels somewhat convenient that new breakout Piper turned out to be Darcy’s sister especially since Piper became the catalyst for Darcy’s death.
Does not surprise me that Jedikiah is revealed to be a hypocrite as he has a Tomorrow woman Morgan Burke as his girlfriend. She is played by Carly Pope and I am hope she gets to be in Doctor Who one day.
Meanwhile US The Tomorrow People has been knifed after only one season.May 18, 2014 at 2:52 am #186076
Last week’s Sydney Sunday telegraph on its television page by Holly Byrnes reported on the knifing of US The Tomorrow People and stating that series lead actor Luke Mitchell telling his followers on Twitter:
“I’m sad for all the fans but so grateful for all your support”.May 20, 2014 at 8:36 am #186178
I watched the first episode and twenty minutes of the second… and then gave up. I am a massive fan of the original series; a slightly more muted fan of the Nickelodeon series and have appeared in two fan produced TP videos. This version of Tomorrow People just strays too far from the original. For a people who started out unable to kill or even inflict harm, the current version get into a lot of fist fights.
I won’t be sorry to see it go.June 19, 2014 at 2:09 am #187284
This is perhaps the most excitement Astrid has had so far in the series.
Quite good use of the flashforward at the beginning with Astrid being shot at by Ultra before it is revealed later on that she got saved by John.
Stephen could not protect Astrid herself as his mum Marla’s boyfriend Peter taking her and Luca camping. Stephen, although he wasn’t initially invited, decides to tag along thinking that Peter is a Tomorrow Person and oh my what a disaster this turned out to be.
Fascinating seeing John’s past as a boy and him being friends with a newspaper vendor as his reflected his decision to protect Astrid in the present.
Warm moment when John revealed to Stephen of when the former first met Roger.
What a revelation about Luca and on reflection this should not have come as a surprise.June 26, 2014 at 12:42 am #187490
Things Fall Apart:
This was the last episode in the original 13 episode order before it was given a full season order with an additional 9 episodes.
If this had been the final episode the title would have been a fitting end to the series.
Quite an introduction to the Founder’s daughter Cassandra played with a lot of spunk by Serinda Swan.
Stephen sure made a dramatic resignation from Ultra.
In retrospect I guess it was inevitable that John would be thrown out of the group by Cara since she rolled him as leader as John always felt comfortable as the team captain rather than a team player.
It looks the thing that Luca wanted to talk Stephen about was not what the latter expected.
What Stephen had expected from Luca came from Marla instead. Marla it turns out is a Tomorrow Person.
Imagine if this had been the final episode with that revelation about Marla.
I sense that Marla was a Tomorrow Person the moment she got Astrid and her dad to get down just before the Ultra hit squad arrived.
Marla sure has some explaining to do with Stephen like why he had him take medication when she knew full well that he was not crazy but was developing his powers instead.July 9, 2014 at 10:50 pm #187995
Enemy of My Enemy:
Julian is back and has joined forces to take down The Tomorrow People.
Glad to see flashbacks of how John and Cara first met.
Quite a good bonding between John and Astrid as the former shows the latter how to deal with her fears.
This episode sees the end of Julian and for a villain he was quite a pain to watch and I am not sorry to see him go.
Interesting that this episode ends with Stephen discovering an invention of his father’s.July 17, 2014 at 12:28 am #188327
A breakout uses her powers to be a superhero and this links to Russell’s past.
Playing superhero Mallory is Lyndon Smith and I previously saw her in episodes of Parenthood season 5 and she is quite cute with the way she played the superhero.
Pretty good the trick played by Cara to help out Mallory.
Somehow what Hillary and Stephen did in the latter’s bedroom was something that was coming a mile off.
Finally Stephen knows the truth about his father’s present state. Stephen and his uncle sure have lots to talk about.July 23, 2014 at 11:50 am #188572
Despite its name, this was not quite the final episode as there was five episodes after this one.
Interesting flashbacks showing us Roger and Jedikiah meeting the Founder for the first time.
Also good storyline Cara reuniting with her sister Sofie.
Oh dear the mission to kill the Founder goes disastrously wrong which ultimately results in the death of Cassie’s death.
By episode end we sure are left questioning of who is the real villain here, Jedikiah, the Founder or is one just as bad as the other.July 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm #188761
Smoke and Mirrors:
There is a new era at Ultra as the Founder takes over after the fleeing of Jedikiah.
The plotline of the street magician who is a Tomorrow Person was not bad and contrary to what Stephen’s initial belief, the Founder, Bathory does not repeat the same methods from Jedikiah. Bathory instead just injects the magician with a tracker and lets him go.
Like the previous episode Endgame, Smoke and Mirrors does not make it clear who the real villain is, Jedikiah or Bathory or is one just as bad as the other.
Interesting way to end the episode with Stephen getting on a machine and seeing his father in the past which is there is a Doctor Who reference in the title of the following review of this episode:
Most certainly the little conversation between Stephen and Roger leaves a little intriguing of what is to come in what is left of the series.August 8, 2014 at 8:05 am #189295
The episode title means agree to disagree as this episode sees a truce between The Tomorrow People and Ultra but is it for real.
Intriguing part of the episode was with the attempt to revive Roger.
After helping out Stephen with his father Roger, it was somewhat disappointing but in retrospect not surprising that Hillary was only putting on an act as part of the Founder’s plan.August 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm #189327
Actually, “modus vivendi” means “way of life”August 15, 2014 at 8:47 am #189684
A Sort of Homecoming:
First appearance of Leven Rambin as a Tomorrow Person Natalie.
Liz Hurley makes her second and final contribution in the series as Ultra computer Alice and I thought it was quite fun hearing her voice as Alice.
The episode title refers to the fact that it wasn’t quite a homecoming for Roger as he announced his intention to leave town. To be honest I am with the Tomorrow People in that he is not much of a saviour that they thought him to be due to his intention to cut and run.
Horrifying of seeing from the Ultra video the human being atomised by a Tomorrow Person.
Flabbergasted that having killed him before, John shoots Roger again but fortunately he only tranquilised him this time.
The end to this episode was quite a shock as Hillary blows herself up in order to kill the Founder. The bomb on Hillary was activated when her attached phone rang. The person who rang the phone was Astrid after being asked to do so by Hillary without knowing the purpose of the call. So Astrid unwittingly killed her rival Hillary.
This sorts of parallel to the Doctor Who season 36 finale The Wedding of River Song that I am currently rewatching on DVD in which Amy kills Madame Kovarian.
The Doctor Who & The Tomorrow People episodes each saw Amy and Astrid killing their respective adversaries but whereas Astrid had killed Hillary unwittingly, Amy killed Madame Kovarian in cold blood.August 23, 2014 at 1:05 am #190079
The second episode to feature Leven Rambin as Natalie and it occur to me that she is like Kennedy from Buffy as both are very irritating members of their respective groups.
The episode title could have been fitting for the final episode but instead it has been used here as the name of the penultimate episode.
John sure is adjusting to being a sap after his powers were taken away in the previous episode A Sort of Homecoming.
Exciting sequence of Stephen and Cara going to the government facility.
Knowing that he can’t kill quite a bluff that Stephen pulled when holding that gun to that soldier’s head.
Even though I have not been impressed with Roger it is still disappointing that The Tomorrow People, in the absence of Stephen and Cara, have betrayed him and turned him in to the Founder.
Pretty much like how the Slayers chucked out Buffy in one of the last episodes of that series.
Quite surprising that the episode starts with Jedikiah becoming a Tomorrow Person and wonder how he is going to use these powers just as the series is about come to an end.March 3, 2016 at 12:19 am #221123
Read that the Alfred Bester novel The Stars My Destination published in 1956 includes teleportation which is refer to as “jaunte”.
Somewhat curiously when The Tomorrow People came about in the 1970s it too had teleportation and it is refer to as jaunting!
Presumably The Tomorrow People creator Roger Price came up with jaunting to refer to teleportation from the description of teleportation as jaunte in The Stars My Destination.
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