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Trivia: The Tripods

  • Creator Backlash: John Christopher was pleased with the first season of the TV series, but felt that the second season drifted too far from his original vision by its end.

  • The TV series was notable for being one of the first television series to avoid the use of Rubber-Forehead Aliens. The Masters were animatronic puppets that had roughly triangular bodies,with one limb supporting the torso/head segment and two other limbs extending from a shoulder-like area, one one limb each side of the central torso-limb.
    • This is a change from the books, where they were more upright, with three legs, three tentacles and three eyes,plus a nasal-oral area, on a heavy body that was a roughly triangular torso and head with no real neck.