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Hello. I joined this forum because I just realized a kid's fiction series I read as a child was about lizard creatures that are trying to take over humanity. At 14 you are 'capped' with a brainwashing device. I think it was written in the UK so you guys might be more familiar with it than the average American. We saw the TV movie in school it was pretty cheesy. Anyway. Hi!    

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods

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Hi Vagrant

 

It was written by John Christopher, who was awarded a Rockefeller scholarship.

 

The aliens first brain washed humans with TV shows before moving on to the cap. 

 

Their end goal was to destroy the atmosphere so they could breathe outside of the dome but kill the humans at the same time.

 

Sounds familiar...

 

Plenty of esoteric info in those books, such as breaking the dome (hint!)

 

 

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2 hours ago, UncappedVagrant said:

Hello. I joined this forum because I just realized a kid's fiction series I read as a child was about lizard creatures that are trying to take over humanity. At 14 you are 'capped' with a brainwashing device. I think it was written in the UK so you guys might be more familiar with it than the average American. We saw the TV movie in school it was pretty cheesy. Anyway. Hi!    

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods

 

 

Welcome... The Tripods certainly has an air of present day occurrences. I liked how it showed that many had escaped the capping etc by escaping into the wilds. This appears to be a familiar theme in many shows and books over the years. The Wildlings (G.O.T)  and in a book called The Legend of Broken there are the Bane, which are those who live outside of the ``rules`` and the kingdom. Then in the Hunger Games you had the Districts and their people who were outside of the main governance and who tried to escape to the wilds. The divide and conquer seems to be a theme currently... to weed out those who would prefer not to be controlled by madness.

 

Again, welcome and looking forward to your posts.

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