2 Nov 2009

Through The Solar Lens - Psychedelic Sci-fi

(Hawkwind on the set of The Final Programme)

Psychedelic Sci-fi

Welcome to a new Rocket resource for obscure footage/out there animations/music footage etc.

First off we start with Psychedelic Sci-fi. We all should be aware of the classics, so let not discuss them here, but please feel free to contact us with some links for us to post up (if we agree with your choices) as there is always stuff we can miss.

As a start, we have gone for

1: The Tomorrow People (TV Titles)

The Tomorrow People is an ITV children's science fiction television series, devised by Roger Price, which first ran between 1973 and 1979.

All incarnations of the show concerned the emergence of the next stage of human evolution known colloquially as Tomorrow People. Born to human parents, an apparently normal child might at some point between childhood and late adolescence experience a process called "breaking out", when they develop their special abilities. These abilities include psychic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. However, they are physically unable to deliberately kill others. (Wiki)

2: The Final Programme (Film)

The Final Programme was a 1973 British comedy-thriller film directed by Robert Fuest, and starring Jon Finch and Jenny Runacre. It was based on the first Jerry Cornelius novel (also called The Final Programme) by Michael Moorcock.

A Nobel-prize-winning scientist has developed the "Final Programme"—a design for a perfect, self-replicating human being.

More to follow