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Superpowers

February 15, 2014
Ian Eastman , The Times Observer

I was fascinated by a television program called "The Tomorrow People" when I was a kid. Every afternoon at 4:30 I'd tune in our trusty Sylvania Superset to Nickelodeon-yes, there was Nickelodeon in 1980-and get completely engrossed in this low budget science fiction show. What the program lacked in production values it more than made up for in the imagination department. Get this premise: some painfully average school kids wake up one day with superpowers. They can appear and disappear. They can read minds. They can lift objects just by thinking about them. So they do what any other kids in their situation would do: defend planet earth against alien invaders and malfunctioning robots!

 
 

 

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