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The series had two stories each of three parts.

In the first story Mr Eldritch, owner of Abyss Modems unexpectedly donates computers to the gang's school. A computer for every classroom and an Abyss Personal Computer for every child to take home with them.

In the second story a team of archaeologists arrives at the school, but are rather secretive about their work.

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The series had two stories each of three parts.

parts: In the first story Mr Eldritch, owner of Abyss Modems unexpectedly donates computers to the gang's school. A computer for every classroom and an Abyss Personal Computer for every child to take home with them.

them. In the second story a team of archaeologists arrives at the school, but are rather secretive about their work.
work.

Davies wrote the novelisation of the series (adapting both stories into a single volume). In 2021 Creator/BigFinish released a new audiobook of said novelisation, read by Victoria Lambert.

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* AirVentPassageway: Lampshaded
* CrazyPrepared: Marcie.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Mr Eldritch.
* SealedEvilInACan: Some things are best left buried.
* SinisterShades: Mr Eldritch.

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* VanityLicensePlate: see Devil In Plain Sight, above

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* WetwareCPU
* WickedCultured

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Mr Eldritch is blonde, as are the archaeologists in the second story. [[spoiler: The latter turn out to be Nazis.]]


* CanonWelding: Marcie gets a cameo in RTD's Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Damaged Goods'', where she's a UNIT colonel in 2017.



* SpiritualSuccessor: itself to RTD's take on ''Why Don't You?'', and succeeded in turn by ''Century Falls''.
** And when you get right down to it, succeeded by ''Series/DoctorWho'', which can be most evidently seen in ''School Reunion''. And a successor to ''Doctor Who'' as well; it's very easy to imagine Creator/SylvesterMcCoy coming out with the page quote.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: itself to To RTD's take on ''Why Don't You?'', and succeeded in turn by ''Century Falls''.
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* GenreSavvy: One of Marcie's main attributes. She can recognise a children's sci-fi plot when one is happening around her, and knows what to do about it.
-->'''Marcie''' ''(while crawling through an AirVentPassageway)'': Marvellous, I'm a cliché.



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''Dark Season'' was a children's Science Fiction TelevisionSerial of just 6 episodes that broadcast on Creator/TheBBC 14th November to 19th December 1991. It was written by Creator/RussellTDavies and had Victoria Lambert, Ben Chandler and a young KateWinslet as the heroes Marcie, Thomas and Reet. Marcie is a very intelligent 12 year old girl who is the leader of a small group of friends.

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''Dark Season'' was a children's Science Fiction TelevisionSerial of just 6 episodes that broadcast on Creator/TheBBC 14th November to 19th December 1991. It was written by Creator/RussellTDavies and had Victoria Lambert, Ben Chandler and a young KateWinslet Creator/KateWinslet as the heroes Marcie, Thomas and Reet. Marcie is a very intelligent 12 year old girl who is the leader of a small group of friends.


''Dark Season'' was a children's Science Fiction TelevisionSerial of just 6 episodes that broadcast on {{the BBC}} 14th November to 19th December 1991. It was written by Creator/RussellTDavies and had Victoria Lambert, Ben Chandler and a young KateWinslet as the heroes Marcie, Thomas and Reet. Marcie is a very intelligent 12 year old girl who is the leader of a small group of friends.

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''Dark Season'' was a children's Science Fiction TelevisionSerial of just 6 episodes that broadcast on {{the BBC}} Creator/TheBBC 14th November to 19th December 1991. It was written by Creator/RussellTDavies and had Victoria Lambert, Ben Chandler and a young KateWinslet as the heroes Marcie, Thomas and Reet. Marcie is a very intelligent 12 year old girl who is the leader of a small group of friends.

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-->''Normal is for the comatose. If I am to teach you two anything, where ever you are, whoever you are, there is always a strangeness in things. You just have to know where to look.''

''Dark Season'' was a children's Science Fiction TelevisionSerial of just 6 episodes that broadcast on {{the BBC}} 14th November to 19th December 1991. It was written by Creator/RussellTDavies and had Victoria Lambert, Ben Chandler and a young KateWinslet as the heroes Marcie, Thomas and Reet. Marcie is a very intelligent 12 year old girl who is the leader of a small group of friends.

The series had two stories each of three parts.

In the first story Mr Eldritch, owner of Abyss Modems unexpectedly donates computers to the gang's school. A computer for every classroom and an Abyss Personal Computer for every child to take home with them.

In the second story a team of archaeologists arrives at the school, but are rather secretive about their work.

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This series provides examples of:
* AirVentPassageway: Lampshaded
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Mr Eldritch is blonde, as are the archaeologists in the second story. [[spoiler: The latter turn out to be Nazis.]]
* CanonWelding: Marcie gets a cameo in RTD's Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Damaged Goods'', where she's a UNIT colonel in 2017.
* CrazyPrepared: Marcie.
* DevilInPlainSight: Mr Eldritch's car has the number plate [=NEME515=], so you would think someone would suspect.
* MindControlEyes: The irises of the Mind Controlled girl turn pale, no one seems to notice this, but perhaps that is because she starts glowing.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Mr Eldritch.
* SealedEvilInACan: Some things are best left buried.
* SinisterShades: Mr Eldritch.
* SpiritualSuccessor: itself to RTD's take on ''Why Don't You?'', and succeeded in turn by ''Century Falls''.
** And when you get right down to it, succeeded by ''Series/DoctorWho'', which can be most evidently seen in ''School Reunion''. And a successor to ''Doctor Who'' as well; it's very easy to imagine Creator/SylvesterMcCoy coming out with the page quote.
* VanityLicensePlate: see Devil In Plain Sight, above
* VillainOpeningScene: ''It's already too late. Nothing in the world can stop me now'' Mr Eldritch.
* WetwareCPU
* WickedCultured
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Marcie is wiser than most adults.
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