After peaceful aliens invade Earth, humanity finds itself living in a utopia under the indirect rule of the aliens, but does this utopia come at a price?
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Series cast summary:
Mike Vogel ...  Ricky Stormgren 3 episodes, 2015
Osy Ikhile ...  Milo Rodricks 3 episodes, 2015
Daisy Betts ...  Ellie Stormgren / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Georgina Haig ...  Annabel Stormgren 3 episodes, 2015
Charles Dance ...  Karellen 3 episodes, 2015
Ashley Zukerman ...  Jake Greggson 3 episodes, 2015
Hayley Magnus ...  Amy Morrel 3 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Nicdao ...  Rachel / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Russell Kiefel ...  Sheriff De Bont 3 episodes, 2015
Harley Durst Harley Durst ...  Karellen Double 3 episodes, 2015
Cecilia Dewar ...  Extra 3 episodes, 2015
Yael Stone ...  Peretta Jones 2 episodes, 2015
Lachlan Roland-Kenn ...  Tommy 2 episodes, 2015
Darius Amarfio Jefferson Darius Amarfio Jefferson ...  Young Milo 2 episodes, 2015
Zahra Newman ...  Bridget Rodricks 2 episodes, 2015
Michael-Anthony Taylor ...  Janitor 2 episodes, 2015


Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood's End follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious "Overlords," whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia, at the cost of human identity and culture. The true implications of the Overlords' arrival may be far more dangerous, however.

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Captivating Sci-Fi Classic
17 December 2015 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Now that the Syfy Channel has released Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End" as a six hour miniseries, it is fair to compare it to the classic novel, but it should be judged on its own merits. I am pleased to say that all but one half hour is quite exciting and suspenseful. That half hour, which is near the end, suffers from bad editing.

The story combines science fiction with what could be called elements of supernaturalism, depending up on how you interpret it. Regardless, the story is captivating. With every revelation, there are even greater mysteries to be revealed--something that is unusual in fiction.

I don't want to reveal much of the story and rob anyone of the powerful surprises in "Childhood's End" and the thrill of living the story through the characters, but the story starts with occurrences that affect the lives of everyone on Earth. The narrative follows the lives of a small number of people, showing how their lives are changed and the challenges they face. Clarke's story is rife with religious imagery and symbolism. While he was an atheist, his earlier stories are filled with supernatural elements. "Childhood's End" includes some that are reminiscent of "2001: A Space Odyssey"--the work he is best known for.

How does one grade a work that is 85% awesome? That's a matter of opinion. But I hope the show gets plenty of viewers, because it is provocative--even sixty years after it was written. And it might encourage some to read about Clarke's notable career as a writer.

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14 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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