Audio Visual Transmission Guide #2/52a: The Tomorrow People Intro

  • The Tomorrow People-credits-intro-1970s

    In amongst the intros for such things and a mini-genre of “children’s television from the late 1960s to late 1970s that was slightly odd and possibly a bit eerie considering it’s intended audience”, the intro to The Tomorrow People is probably still the one that gives me the heebie jeebies the most.

    The Tomorrow People-4 intro credits stills-1970s

    Not the series itself so much, more just the actual intro and its accompanying music.

    Elsewhere at A Year In The Country I describe it as seeming like a mixture of…

    “…the commencement sequence to The Owl Service, The Modern Poets book covers from back when, Mr Julian House’s work tumbling backwards and forwards through time and the audiologica of The Radiophonic Workshop… but all filtered somehow through an almost Woolworths-esque take on such things.”

    Despite that Woolworths-esque filter and the the inclusion of a somewhat incongruous sliced pepper in amongst the other more overtly unsettling imagery, I still find it unsettling now. Maybe it is the connection to seeing it back when.

    (File Under: Cathode Ray & Cinematic Explorations, Radiowave Resonations & Audiological Investigations)

    AVT Guide listing: The intro to The Tomorrow People.

     

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