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After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
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Charlotte Nicdao ...  Rachel / ... 3 episodes, 2015
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Harley Durst Harley Durst ...  Karellen Double 3 episodes, 2015
Cecilia Dewar Cecilia Dewar ...  Extra 3 episodes, 2015
Yael Stone ...  Peretta Jones 2 episodes, 2015
Lachlan Roland-Kenn ...  Tommy 2 episodes, 2015
Darius Amarfio Jefferson Darius Amarfio Jefferson ...  Young Milo 2 episodes, 2015
Zahra Newman ...  Bridget Rodricks 2 episodes, 2015
Michael-Anthony Taylor ...  Janitor 2 episodes, 2015
Shane Holloway Shane Holloway ...  Immigration Officer 2 episodes, 2015
Xavier West Xavier West ...  Driver's Son 2 episodes, 2015
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After peaceful aliens invade earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?

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English

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14 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Childhood's End See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Many previous unsuccessful attempts to produce a film or TV series based on the novel were made over the decades since its publication. Stanley Kubrick approached novelist Arthur C. Clarke with thought to adapting the novel in the 1960s. Unfortunately, the rights were elsewhere at the time and the pair went on to do 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) instead. Abraham Polonsky and Howard Koch bought unmade screenplays while Philip DeGuere scripted it as TV miniseries in the late 1970s. In the early 2000s, plans were made for a film to be directed by Kimberly Peirce. See more »

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A very watchable story
19 August 2019 | by peterfmodelSee all my reviews

This is a good adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke Childhood's End. Any flaws need to be placed at the feel of the original book as this mini-series attempts to follow the main points of the novel with reasonable accuracy. There are some changes, but it takes a re-read of the novel to confirm them and I must say the changes did not add anything to the story. But as I last read the novel in the late 70's, this did not bother me so much when I watched it. Now I have re-read the novel my opinion may be different, so my advice is don't read the novel until after you have seen this. My only major grip is with the original story as this evolution of the species does not feel right, especially he way it occurs. I understand the point Clarke was making and he was attempting to push the concept of change for the good of the species, but it jarred with me when I read the book and the same when I viewed this series. But putting that aside this series has great special effects and good acting and the wonderful dialog of Clarke, with that combination nothing could go wrong.


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