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The Tripods

Season 2 1985
TV-PG

  • 1985-09-07T18:20:00+02:00 on BBC One
  • 25 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Adventure

Set in the year 2089, huge machines known as Tripods have taken over the Earth. Controlling humans with a 'cap' (a mind control device attached to the head at the age of fourteen) which erases imagination, curiosity and independent thought, mankind now lives without technology in a rural/medieval existence.

Cousins Will and Henry Parker, only a year away from being 'capped', hear of a place where free (un-capped) men live and fight the Tripods. Their travels take them from their home in England to France where they meet Jean-Paul 'Beanpole' Deliet who joins them on their journey to the white mountains of the Alps, home of the free men.

12 episodes

2x01 The White Mountains - 2090 A.D.

  • Season Premiere

    1985-09-07T18:20:00+02:00 — 25 mins

The season opens with the boys in the White Mountains, training with the free men to enter the Tripod´s games. Only the best will be selected by Julius.

2x02 Travel

  • 1985-09-14T18:20:00+02:00 — 25 mins

All the boys have been chosen to participate in the games. Now comes a trip to Germany, to reach the games stadium.

2x03 Will Is Arrested

  • 1985-09-21T18:20:00+02:00 — 25 mins

Will is arrested after a fight while drunk, Beanpole is missing, and Fritz may head for the games without them. Will and Beanpole end up on the run from Goetz.

2x04 Help from Friends

  • 1985-09-29T17:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

With some help from Zerlina and Papagena, Will and Beanpole escape from Goetz, and make their way to the stadium just in time for the games.

2x05 City of Gold

  • 1985-10-05T17:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

The games are over. The Tripods take Will and Fritz to the City of Gold, leaving Beanpole behind. The city seems to be escape-proof.

2x06 Will Is Made a Slave

  • 1985-10-12T17:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Fritz is made a slave somewhere beneath the city, and Will is placed in the service of Master 468, an alien who belongs to the race that created the Tripods.

2x07 Hunt for Eloise

  • 1985-10-19T17:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Will wants to find Eloise again, and Fritz is promoted from his slave life into the Power Elite, where he makes a new friend, Pierre.

2x08 The City of Gold

  • 1985-10-26T17:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

As Will and Fritz become more aware of what the Masters have planned for the Earth, they are brought to the Pool of Fire, where they meet one of the most powerful creatures in the City, a Cognosc.

2x09 Blessings of the Cognosc

  • 1985-11-02T18:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Having read Will´s mind, the Cognosc knows why the boys have trained to infiltrate the City.

2x10 The Cognosc Departs

  • 1985-11-09T18:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Will kills his master when he tries to check out Will´s cap. He tries to leave the City via an underground channel.

2x11 Escape from the City of Gold

  • 1985-11-16T18:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Fritz chooses to stay in the City, and Beanpole saves Will from drowning during his escape. They make it to a nearby town, and hide from the black guards in a circus.

2x12 The Forest of Death

  • 1985-11-23T18:20:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Will and Beanpole pretend to be clowns in Ali Pasha´s circus. Their goal now is to get back to the White Mountains and tell the free men about what the Masters are going to do to Earth. They are doublecrossed by Ali, though, who intends to give them all to the Tripods to finally receive their capping.

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