I have been a fan of the Tomorrow People for quite a while. I grew up
on the original series, and when I first heard about the new series I was
excited about it. When I finally saw it, while I found it interesting and
enjoyed it, there were elements about it that, quite frankly, disappointed
me. Primary among these was the fact that besides a few in-jokes it completely
ignored the original series. A decision had been taken somewhere in its
production to forget the original series.
The new series (25 episodes in all) stood alone and did not rely
on the original series. Indeed there were a variety of things within it
that appeared, at first glance, to directly contradict the canon established
in the original. I felt that this was a profound waste. The new series
was neglecting the historical advantages that the 68 episodes and eight
seasons of the original series could have given them.
Consider Star Trek. A similar situation exists in that
new series have been created that are similar to the original. But the
difference in this case is that the new series' (ie The Next Generation,
Deep Space Nine, and Voyager) directly refer to the original
and take place in the same universe as it.
But when I began thinking about the Tomorrow People, I realised
something. There are no inconsistencies between the two series that couldn't
be resolved or explained with a little imagination. I decided that combining
these two series into one could be very interesting, and resolved to try
A More Perfect Union is the result of this effort. This
is to be a series of stories that all take place in the same universe -
a universe where the two series, 1970s and 1990s, are one unified whole
taking place in the same universe.
Because of the nature of this project it is possible that people
who are only familiar with one or other of the series may find characters
introduced with whom they are not familiar. For these people I suggest
they check out Beth Epstein's original
series and new
series character guides as they will give you enough information to
follow the stories.
The first additions to
this page in quite a while (new fanfics are nearing completion, but are not yet
ready) are scans of the notes I used in writing Amalgamation. I thought
they might be of interest to somebody.
Back to my The Lab..
This page last updated 27th September 2007