Slang term for Homo Sapiens.
The beliefs of the sect revolve around the Child Gods. They believe that if the child is killed in a re-birth ceremony before they reach maturity, they will be re-incarnated into the body of another child. The monks search for the new child god and bring the baby to the temple.
The child gods spend the rest of their lives in the temple, rarely leaving their individual shrines.
Two child gods, Hsui Tai and Kishnu, normally have their re-birth ceremony at the same time. After the last re-birth the monks only managed to find Hsui Tai, despite having the story being carried in newspapers around the world.
The ability to change shape and look like a different person or object. The Tomorrow People have limited abilities to change shape.
Jedikiah is a shape changing android.
A large space ship built by a race of people when their planet was destroyed by nuclear weapons. It was intended to take a group of survivors to a new planet that they could colonize. The Ship had decided that no planet was suitable, and continued the search. The Ship had also taken control of the descendants of the original crew, giving them orders.
A device that is fitted around the head of a telepath. When activated it suppresses the wearer's telepathic abilities. The band is protected and can kill the wearer if an attempt is made to remove it.
One of the buildings used by the SIS is located in Bishops Avenue in London.
Pavla was taken to this building when she was captured.
A shortened version of the name Great Sitaan.
A short range space ship used by Thargons. It can travel at several times the speed of light. Normally only military Slim Ships are armed. They only hold two or three people. Thick Ships carry Slim Ships for use on short journeys and landing on planets.
The institute is based in Leningrad.
Part of its investigations include finding teenagers with paranormal abilities. This is done by visiting schools in Russia and testing all of the pupils. If a telepath is found they inform the KGB, who arrange for the telepath to disappear.
Pavla was discovered by the Institute.
The Americans detected the base and sent the Space Shuttle to investigate. The Thargons sent a fleet of ships to destroy the base. They were unsuccessful, but during the battle the Space Shuttle was destroyed.
The base was abandoned when the Sorsons left the solar system.
The ships are similar in fire-power and defensive capabilities to the Thargon Thickships.
They have one defensive flaw, they have no protection against nuclear missiles, and can be destroyed by a single missile. When the Sorsons gave the Americans some ships, the President ordered that they be fitted with nuclear missiles. Each ship carries at least two missiles.
A barren planet mainly covered by rocks. The only life forms present are moss and lichen that grow on the rocks.
A small pistol size gunthat can be used to render the target unconscious for a short period of time. A single stun gun can sometimes stun several people with the same shot, provided they are standing close together. Stun guns sometimes require recharging after use.
A technique where a person can befrozen and stored, suspending the ageing process. It takes a large amount of complex equipment to keep people in suspended animation.
As it stops all brain activity the person must be kept on a life support machine. Synaptrol has a slow degrading effect on human brains, and after a few days (approximately 6 days) the person suffers permanent brain damage.
Thank you to ScottG at scottg at global2000.net for some corrections.
Photographs are from the Piccolo/TV Times books, the TV Zone Yearbook (Special #23) and images from the programme.
All Original Work is Copyright © 1996-2003 Dave Johnson
Most recent revision 26 December, 2003