From http://www.frontiermagazine.net/ – Yay a sci-fi-ish perspective!
The Tribe, A New Tomorrow
Written by Catherine Jemma
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
Channel 7, Saturdays 11am
Well I have now had the chance to see the first (TV station compile, double-ep) episode of the series which started at 11 am on Saturday 17th of September.
Clearly this series (The Tribe, A New Tomorrow) is more a spin-off than a sequel/sixth season, to the previous five season run of The Tribe.
It would appear that the target audience are about 8 to 13 year-olds (ie even younger than was intended for the original The Tribe). I had been of the belief that this new series was intended for a much older audience and would be starring the same regulars, who by now are obviously all young adults (originally The Tribe started in 1999, starring mostly teens and intended primarily for teens).
As such I couldn’t really recommend this series at all for adult sci-fi fans. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing it. I wish it all the best screening to its target audience. I’ll probably keep half an eye on it over the next few episodes, just to see how it develops anyway.
So far all new faces, and reference is made to “The Mall Rats” being quite some time in the past (one might guess 40 or 50 or a hundred years or more even).
Going by the end credits, Channel 7 Australia seems to have actually been involved in the making of this particular series.
Remember that ABC-2-Digital-only is currently partway through screening season three of the original The Tribe from 6.30 to 7pm Monday to Fridays, so y’all can catch up with Amber-Eagle, Trudy, Bray, Lex, Salene, May, Jack, Ellie, Alice and the others then.
Patsy….. “So, is killing not wrong anymore?”
Trudy….. “We don’t have to worry about Right and Wrong anymore, ZOOT decides for us.”
# Official site of the original series www.tribeworld.com This excellent site has extensive links including eps synopses etc
# New Official website of the new series www.thenewtomorrow.net
New Official website for USA viewers (now that The Tribe original series is now screening all around the US), full details at www.thetribe.tv
# An excellent fan-made website from the UK with emphasis on the new series www.tribeheaven.co.uk .
Yes! That link to tribe heaven was really there!
Full article can be viewed online here.
Australia are continuing to screen the series in one hour blocks, so they’ll be finished by the time the UK is halfway through the half hour episodes! (May mean plans for a second series will go through quicker?).
The New Tomorrow showing in the UK on Channel 5, Sunday 2nd October, 11am(ish).