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THE GIRL FROM TOMORROW
TOMORROW'S END

 

The Girl From Tomorrow and its sequel, Tomorrow's End, were Australian children's drama productions about Alana, a girl from the year AD 3000. In the first series, she gets trapped in 1990 when a trip in a time capsule goes horribly wrong. She meets Jenny and Petey, but, confused and bewildered by the primitive age, she is duped by the latter and rescued by the former. She and Jenny begin the search for the time capsule, stolen by a criminal from the future. Alana's trials include a visit to school, a mystery man in a white car, Petey stealing the transducer from her, and a brush with the Media. She is also arrested and released into the custody of the man she is trying to avoid, the evil Silverthorn. Luckily, she has made a few friends, including James, Jenny's science teacher, and they come to her rescue, freeing her and retrieving the time capsule.

The sequel, shown at the rate of two episodes per week in Britain, finds Alana back in her own time before she dashes off in the time capsule to wind up in a derelict warehouse in Silverthorn's time, AD 2500. After various and sinister adventures with the Globecorp corporation and nuclear weapons, Alana finally gets back home.

Both series were fairly low-budget affairs, which nevertheless managed to look very smooth and professional, and although the shots of Alana's home in AD 3000 were sparse, by the look of the sets, this was where much of the budget was spent. It's a shame the stories weren't really up to much.

 


THE GIRL FROM TOMORROW
w Mark Shirreffs and John Thomson (A 12-part serial)

CAST
Alana Katharine Cullen   Tulista Helen Jones
Petey James Findlay   Jenny Melissa Marshall
Irene Helen O'Conner   Arva Pauline Chan
Bruno Monroe Reimers   Silverthorn John Howard
Eddie (Silverthorn's companion) Miles Buchanan

 


Exec Producer: Ron Saunders
Producer: Noel Price
Director/Script Editor: Kathy Mueller
Music: Ian Davidson


TOMORROW'S END
w Mark Shirreffs (A 13-part serial)

CAST
Alana Katharine Cullen   Jenny Melissa Marshall
Silverthorn John Howard   Lorien Catherine McClements
Eddie Miles Buchanan   Nik Jeremy Scrivener
Petey James Findlay   Kroll Connie Gower

 


Creators: Mark Shirreffs, John
  Thomson,
and Kathy Mueller
Exec Producer: Ron Saunders
Producer: Noel Price
Associate Producer: Dennis Kiely
Director: Noel Price
Music: Ian Davidson

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