Tuesday, 26 April 2011
The Tomorrow People: The Living Skins
'The Living Skins' was the last story in the penultimate series of 'The Tomorrow People'. The Ballboids are a parasitic alien race (actually, 'Prisoner' style weather balloons: you can see the knots) who travel from planet to planet attaching themselves to lifeforms, taking them over and then sucking them dry.
On Earth, they use the same strategy as the Denagelee in 'The Blue & The Green', targeting the most vulnerable and stupid people on the planet, i.e. teenagers, this time by way of a fashion fad for hideous (and carnivorous) plastic jumpsuits. As it's 1978, of course, a year where Rod Stewart got an affirmative answer to the question 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?', they almost get away with it.
What can stop them? Well, howzabout the sniffles?
For Vic Mars and Ian from Piper Gates, who both have their own reasons to fear this post.