Do You Want To Build… A New Lair?

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I know that the world suffers all kinds of problems every single day. And today, for me, it can’t be more sad to try to come to terms with the fact that my only favourite TV series, The Tomorrow People has been cancelled primarily because of the apparently ‘insufficient’ TV ratings, which I just don’t understand because this series is massively, massively incredible.

The fans have fought hard to try to convince whoever needs to be convinced to keep the show and glissade down to a second season—voted in polls, tweeted media bigwigs, campaigned on various social networks and blogs, and consistently watched the few remaining episodes every single night it’s on. I guess it wasn’t enough reason to save our Monday lair. I am just completely devastated.

Just last night, I was contemplating on how the story will flow on the next season. I mean, d’oh, the story is not even finished yet. It was on a roll. What the hell would’ve happened to John and his badass uncle, Jedikiah? How about the whole new Ultra? How did Stephen’s family react on apparently the second death of their dad, Roger? What’s gonna happen to #JASTRID? And #STARA? (Yes, with their respective hashtags. You should visit Twitter a lot more often, folks.)

Dude, they could’ve taken it to places. It could’ve summoned more ingenious breakout stories, double-crossing incidents, chasing scenes and what not.

Anyway, emotional vent hole-ing aside, TTP has been quite a fantastic show. It’s not like it was defeated because the content was pitifully bad, or the audience didn’t appreciate the quality of the craft, nor the great prowess each actor in this show possessed. Not to mention the astounding special effects. Gosh.

I really think that in one way or another, it has triumphed in maybe one of its many objectives, and that is to create a remarkably captivating sci-fi series that will not only capture people’s minds and imaginations (and, all right, hearts, too), but will also leave an ineradicable mark in them. That despite the show’s cancellation and the management’s refusal to renew it, people will still talk about The Tomorrow People, people will continue to relive and reimagine each formidable scene, remember each punch-line and kickass-line, and admire the resilience in the characters of Stephen, Cara, John, Astrid, Russell, the bad guys as headed by Uncle Jed, the Founder and all other artists that are worthy of note and have all made an imperishable mark in our imaginative minds.

I don’t usually fall for fictitious stuff, especially ones that involve science or whatever kind of physics or supernatural. But this one has really made a significant difference. And an unforgettable one, too. I give respect and reverence to all the brilliant writers, producers, the creative minds behind such an extraordinary work. You all did a terrific job!

Having said all that, and I understand the potential reaction to the cheeseballs, I just want to pretty much express my deep admiration, gratefulness and appreciation of the whole TTP venture (and of course, a bit of sadness for yet another end of an amazing ride). Nevertheless, I wish every artist and production member all the best for future endeavours, and many more successes in the industry. You’re all tops! Real tops!

R.

This isn’t over.

This isn’t over.

Just saw the season finale of The Tomorrow People. And I only got a couple of things to say. This isn’t over. It’s far from over.       R.

7 days to the Finale!

Well, as we are all aware, The Tomorrow People is coming near to its season Finale. And it’s one of the series that fans, myself included, are demanding a season 2 for because it’s just plain amazing. I have recently changed my header to celebrate and promote the last episode of this smashing show.

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And as I have watched the second last episode of this incredible series, it has really hit me that such an amazing show is finally coming to an end, and as we can expect, it is ending with an earth-shattering explosion, for the lack of words.

And so I’d really want to support the campaign to either renew the series (but they gotta keep the main cast, heavens, please!), or continue on with whatever the would leave it with on the first season (which perhaps, means a longer hide-and-seek journey for the Tomorrow folks, and more twists and turns that presage one hell of a ride for everyone all over again)

As a rule, you can’t please everyone. But this must be done for those who are utterly pleased and who appreciate the entire venture,  and are hungry for more adventurous episodes.

And so to help the fans do that, go to this People’s Choice website and vote for The Tomorrow People to be kept in your TV screens. I don’t know how much of it actually counts but letting all the people out there know that this show is appreciated, enjoyed and loved by many is making a formidable statement that it gotta stay, it gotta survive.

 

R.

A Breakout in Sydney!

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And this day happened. Aussie star, Luke Mitchell AKA “John Young” of the remarkable American sci-fi series, The Tomorrow People (which I’m a huge fan of) has flown in to visit Sydney this April to attend the Logies this Sunday, the 27th, and to promote the international series with Fox 8. The series has started airing only a few weeks ago in Australia on Fox 8, while there are only two episodes remaining in the US to conclude the season.

His fans (and the show’s of course) were in for, what I must say, a magnanimous treat as Fox 8 came up with an “intimate” (yes, that’s the exact word used) Q&A/Meet-and-Greet with Luke along with the exclusive Australian screening of episode 4 of The Tomorrow People, “Kill or Be Killed” (which was cancelled for some inexplicit reason). This was held at The Loft in Sydney, a fantastic place sitting against the bay that gave us a great view of the whole harbour setting. (Note: The photos could all look weird because WordPress is having issues displaying the correct proportion or resolution. Click on the photo to see the correct resolution.)

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This place is superb!

 

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Guess they’re trying to emulate the grandiose Hollywood-like red carpet entrance. This could be a miniature version of it. Close enough.

 

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This is the best view I could get apparently. I don’t know why I couldn’t capture an impressive view of it.

 

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Candids.

 

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Funny how Luke all of a sudden just walked so casually into the bar without any warning, paparazzi or whatever. HAHA!

The fans were given the chance to have a one-on-one (or maybe two-on-one?) chat with TTP’s John Young himself. I must say that Luke has been one of the nicest and kindest celebrities I’ve ever met and had the privilege of chatting with. Despite of the inescapable jet lag, and perhaps, the lack of proper rest, he was very friendly and welcoming to everybody, answering every question with gusto and frequent chortling.

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It is just quite refreshing to encounter a sought-after international celebrity who is very down-to-earth, well disposed and can generate an instant rapport with his fans (Man, you should see the faces of the women who came. They were enchanted but were trying so hard to be discreet in showing it). It is definitely a day to remember.

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The mandatory autograph signing. I wonder if they actually ever get used to this.

 

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Happy that my Nikon 32-whatever-the-digits-are camera was able to forget its fuzziness for about two seconds in taking this photo. Another thing, Luke probably got tired of me calling him “John” (his character on TTP) the whole time and asking uber random questions! I just got all flustered and overwhelmed by the whole experience!

As promised, I uploaded some of those photos I took during the M&G. To the ones who are in the photos: if you want a personal copy of your own photo(s), unformatted and un-watermarked, feel free to message me so I can email them to you.

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The Fox 8 Team responsible in facilitating the event. Great, great job, guys! Thank you for being really kind and accommodating!

 

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Grinning big! Keep it like that!

At the end of the M&G session, this guy from Fox 8 wanted us to be a part of a mini ad for TTP on the cable channel (I’m not even sure if we’re allowed to tell others about it just yet). It needed us to act like we teleported in the frame so we had to act our best to look like it! It was hilarious!

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More Fox people.

 

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Semi-photobombing by Luke.

 

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Ah, look at those smiles!

 

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A few moments before they filmed the whole teleportation thing.

 

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Luke getting directions for the short vid.

 

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Having some fun right there?

 

 

 

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Luke filming his bit. I saw and heard John Young at that very moment. Priceless!

 

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My last photo of John. Failed to get a decent solo of him.

 

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Iced venti caramel macchiato to end the day!

 

Note to the ones who are in the photos: if you want a personal copy of your own photo(s), unformatted and un-watermarked, feel free to message me so I can email them to you. Hope to see you all on the next M&G!

 

Follow Luke Mitchell on Twitter @LukeMitchell_, Fox 8 TV @FOX8tv, and The Tomorrow People official Twitter account @cwtp.